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What the Botched School Reopenings Taught Us, and How to Do It Better

Can schools actually reopen safely?

A classroom at Boston Preparatory Charter School in Boston, MA on August 21, 2020. Photo: Boston Globe/Getty Images

After spring lockdowns, several state and local decision-makers went against the advice of health experts and reopened bars, gyms, and other risky indoor gathering places too quickly and fully, before getting Covid-19 spread under control. Infections surged, obliterating the gains made in…

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Robert Roy Britt

Robert Roy Britt

Health & science writer. Independent journalist covering physical health & mental wellness. My new book, “Make Sleep Your Superpower,” is coming Nov. 1.