On Reopening the Schools, Joe Biden Is Ignoring the Science

President Joe Biden speaks next to an NIH staff member as NIH Director Francis Collins listens during a visit to the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., February 11, 2021. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)
We’ve known since last summer that the COVID risk that goes with being in a school is minuscule.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE M any Democrats questioned whether the Trump administration was interfering politically with questions of science and evidence throughout the COVID-19 pandemic last year. Democrats made many claims that were eventually proven false regarding the potential rushing of development and production of vaccines, even going so far as to say people should not take the vaccine unless there was “independent verification.” Those claims have all been debunked over time. However, there is certainly evidence that Trump injected himself actively into the proceedings of his own task force, and that Vice President Mike Pence’s office tried to steer the CDC to filing reports that were


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