I wouldn’t go as far as Dougherty does in her title to say that the science was shoddy. Instead, I would emphasize that too many people misunderstood the science, or misrepresented it for all the usual reasons. As a result, we are still dealing with Chicken Little thinking in too much of our public discourse.
The science says that herd immunity is the only way to stop the pandemic. I was very pleased, therefore, to hear the president announce yesterday that he is forming a new task force to come up with ways to re-open the economy. The move makes perfect sense, once you conceive that there are practical ways to manage the development of the herd immunity we need.