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Amid coronavirus New York Red Bulls connect to young soccer fans virtually in local hospitals

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New York Red Bulls midfielder Alex Muyl was born and raised in New York City and has seen firsthand the resiliency and importance of coming together in times of crisis.

“You know, us New Yorkers, we had 9/11, we had Sandy, we had the blackouts, but we always come together through tough times,” Muyl told Fox News. “I just know we’re gonna get through COVID and we’re gonna lean on each other.”

Banding together and helping others is just what Muyl and the New York Red Bulls are doing amid the coronavirus pandemic. The team’s players typically make in-person visits to pediatric hospitals like the K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, N.J., but now, the team is virtually visiting patients.

Ashley Lucien’s 15-year-old son, Jaden, has always been a soccer and Red Bulls fan.

“I have pictures of him as a baby at Red Bull Stadium watching a game,” remembered Lucien.

Jaden, unfortunately, had to give up playing soccer amid his battle with kidney disease. But when his mother heard that the Red Bulls would be paying virtual visits, she knew her son would enjoy the experience.

“My son was sick in bed and hardly talking to anyone and when he got on that video call, he was suddenly wide awake,” said Lucien. “For that hour that he spoke to Alex [Muyl], nothing else existed for him. He was just a kid with a really great opportunity to talk to a really cool player from his favorite team.”

The Red Bulls midfielder told Fox News that he’s grateful for the opportunity to be able to give back and make connections with his team’s young fans.

“As you start to talk and get to know each other, there’s genuine moments of connection and laughs, and I think those are the moments that really stick out to me,” said Muyl. “Those instances where you can just talk as people, I think that’s the most meaningful part.”

Muyl explained that community outreach was part of the ethos of the Red Bulls organization. Amid the pandemic the club launched “TRAIN @ HOME” a free weekly youth soccer online video curriculum where players, parents, and coaches can subscribe to a video series that includes instruction on soccer fitness, understanding of the game, and team-related information. The club also launched the “Red Bulls Local Assist Program” to support the local businesses in the team’s community during COVID-19.

Major League Soccer extended the moratorium on matches until at least June 8. Muyl explained to Fox News that while he’s excited to train with his team and compete against other clubs, he’s happy to be able to help his community in any capacity in the meantime.

“Virtual hospital visits have been a really cool way for our team to interact with our younger fans,” he said. “I’m grateful to be giving back in any small way that I can.”

For more on New York Red Bulls Midfielder Alex Muyl, watch the video above.

Emily DeCiccio is a reporter and video producer for Fox News Digital Originals. Tweet her @EmilyDeCiccio.

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Today on Fox News: May 25, 2020

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On Fox News: 

Fox & Friends, 6 a.m. ET: Special guests include: Vice President Mike Pence; U.S. Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz.,  discusses holding China accountable for COVID-19 and her new memoir. Country music star John Rich honors his WWII veteran grandfather with a special performance. Steve Doocy showcases two summer grilling recipes, and more!

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The Fox News Rundown podcast: A Memorial Day We Won’t Forget – For many Americans, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer. However, the true meaning of the holiday is to remember and honor those who have given their lives while serving in the military.

Because of the coronavirus crisis, this holiday weekend will be like none we’ve ever seen. Retired US Marine Staff Sergeant and host of the “Proud American” podcast Johnny “Joey” Jones joins the Rundown to discuss the balance of trying to enjoy this holiday weekend and honoring those who gave their lives.
 
Also on the Rundown: Astronaut Christina Koch started her journey on March 14, 2019 and has set a record for the longest spaceflight by a woman, spending a total of 328 days in space. Koch discusses her mission in space, what it meant to her to make history and how it has changed her perspective as she returned to Earth. 
 
Plus, commentary by Paul Batura, author and the vice president of communications for Focus on the Family.

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Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, Noon ET: Jimmy talks to U.S. Sen. Martha McNally, R-Ariz., about how she went from flying combat missions to the Senate, and Fox News contributor Brian Bremberg will discuss what the job market will look like when the country fully reopens.

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Biden accuser Tara Reade dropped by lawyer as reports questioning her work as expert witness surface

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Prominent attorney Douglas H. Wigdor dropped Tara Reade, who has accused the Democrats’ presumptive 2020 presidential nominee Joe Biden of sexual assault, as a client this week as questions about her past have been reported.

Reade is a former Senate staffer who came forward this past March saying Biden assaulted her in 1993. The former vice president repeatedly has denied Reade’s claims, bluntly saying it “never happened.”

The high-powered attorney’s move to sever ties was “by no means a reflection on whether then-Senator Biden sexually assaulted Ms. Reade,” Wigdor said in a statement provided to The New York Times.

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Wigdor did not specify the exact reason why he no longer was representing Reade but attacked the way media covered her.

“Much of what has been written about Ms. Reade is not probative of whether then-Senator Biden sexually assaulted her, but rather is intended to victim-shame and attack her credibility on unrelated and irrelevant matters,” Wigdor’s statement continued. “We have and will continue to represent survivors regardless of their alleged predator’s status or politics.”

Reade’s claims have polarized the media, as many mainstream news organizations were slow to cover her accusations against Biden. As a result, other critics have condemned the media for hypocrisy amid the “believe-all-women” era ushered in by the #MeToo movement.

Wigdor LLP did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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Reade has come under fire for billing herself as “a domestic violence expert” when testifying as a government witness in Monterey County, Calif. court cases, with ABC News reporting that she “touted Biden’s work for women” while under oath, citing transcripts.

She served as an expert witness in various cases for years, but her newfound fame has put a spotlight on her legitimacy.

“Defense attorneys are reportedly now trying to determine if the transcripts show she provided false testimony about her credentials,” ABC News reported, noting that claims she earned a B.A. from Antioch University have raised eyebrows.

The Times also reported that lawyers were looking into Reade’s past.

“On Thursday in California, lawyers who had faced off against her in court began raising questions about the legitimacy of her testimony, and the verdicts that followed, after news reports that Antioch University had disputed her claim of receiving a bachelor’s degree from its Seattle campus,” the Times reported.

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An Antioch University spokesperson told ABC News that Reade “attended but did not graduate.”

Reade did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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Charlamagne tha God dismisses Biden ‘lip service,’ suggests Klobuchar as VP would hurt black voter turnout

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Radio host Charlamagne tha God said Sunday that former Vice President Joe Biden’s attempts to atone for his controversial comments about black voters were little more than “lip service” without solid outreach to the black community — and suggested that picking Amy Klobuchar as his running mate would hurt turnout.

Biden, the Democrats’ presumptive presidential nominee, caught flack for an appearance with the Power 105.1 host of “The Breakfast Club” last week, when he said that if black voters were unsure about whether to support him or President Trump, they “ain’t black.” Biden later walked back the comments Friday, saying he “shouldn’t have been such a wise guy.”

“I don’t even care about the words and the lip service. The apology is cool but the best apology is actually a black agenda,” Charlamagne said in an interview with MSNBC’s host Joy Reid on Sunday. “You know, they got to make some real policy commitments to black people.”

The radio host warned that if Biden picked Klobuchar, the Minnesota senator and former presidential candidate, as his running mate, he would risk “people staying at home on Election Day because they just aren’t enthused by the candidate.”

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Many strategists and activists have warned that Klobuchar would perform extremely poorly with African American voters, as evidenced by her inability to attract their vote for her own campaign as she ran against Biden for the presidential nomination.

Biden has said that other contenders for vice president included black women such as California Sen. Kamala Harris, former Georgia gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams and Florida Rep. Val Demings.

“I do hear a lot of people say, you know, we also want him to have a black woman running mate, you know, but not just any black woman running mate, one that’s going to actually get in office and care that black people benefit from our presence there,” Charlamagne said.

“We need substance and significance over symbolism, and he’s already committed to putting a black woman on the Supreme Court. So, I just want him and the Democratic Party to know that it’s time to give back to the black community in a very tangible way,” he added.

A Biden senior advisor focused on reaching African American voters, Karine Jean-Pierre, defended her candidate’s record with black voters and said Biden “needs to continue to build, build those relationships, which he is doing.”

Biden had walked back his comments during a phone call with black business leaders, saying, “I shouldn’t have been so cavalier in responding. I don’t take it for granted at all,” referring to the black vote. “No one should have to vote for any party base on their race or religion or background.”

Charlamagne urged Biden to “do something that energizes his campaign,” if he’s determined to beat Trump in the race to the White House come November.

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“People are sitting around hoping that Trump loses instead of going out there and actually beating him,” the radio host said. “Those 4.4 million Obama voters who stayed home in 2016, more than a third of them black, you know, don’t do that this year. You’ve got to make them come out.”

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NY Times on Memorial Day Weekend: US Military celebrates white supremacism

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As Americans reeling from coronavirus stay-at-home orders struggle to celebrate the nation’s heroes on Memorial Day, The New York Times published an editorial over the weekend that claims the U.S. military celebrates white supremacy.

On Sunday, The New York Times Editorial Board published the piece titled “Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy?” The editorial made the argument that it’s time to rename military bases after “American heroes, not racist traitors.”

The New York Times editorial board wrote that “the federal government embraced pillars of the white supremacist movement when it named military bases in the South.”

The editorial listed Fort Benning, Ga., as an example, noting that the military base honored Henry Lewis Benning, a Confederate general “who devoted himself to the premise that African-Americans were not really human and could never be trusted with full citizenship.”

The editorial pointed to Benning’s “now-famous speech in 1861” during which “he told secession conventioneers in Virginia that his native state of Georgia had left the union for one reason — to ‘prevent the abolition of her slavery.’”

The editorial board noted that Benning’s statements “strongly resemble that of present-day white supremacists — and reference the race war theme put forward by the young racist who murdered nine African-Americans in Charleston five years ago.”

In 2017, Dylann Roof was formally sentenced to death for the church massacre in Charleston, S.C., two years before.

The editorial also pointed to another Georgia base named after a Confederate general, John Brown Gordon, writing that by naming the base after him, “the federal government venerated a man who was a leader of the Georgia Ku Klux Klan after the Civil War and who may have taken on a broader role in the terrorist organization when its first national leader — a former Confederate general, Nathan Bedford Forrest — suffered declining health.”

The New York Times editorial board referenced comments made by an Army spokesman who told TIME in 2015 there was no need to remove Confederate base names because the “historic names represent individuals, not causes or ideologies.”

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The editorial board then laid out the “problems” with that argument, writing that “these men were traitors” and that “the names represent not only oppression before and during the Civil War, but also state-sponsored bigotry after it.”

“Bases named for men who sought to destroy the Union in the name of racial injustice are an insult to the ideals servicemen and women are sworn to uphold — and an embarrassing artifact of the time when the military itself embraced anti-American values,” the editorial continued. “It is long past time for those bases to be renamed.”

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A Pentagon spokesperson did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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Sen. Blackburn: Biden comment ‘shows what the Democrats think of African-American voters’

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Former Vice President Joe Biden may have walked back his controversial comment about black voters made during a Friday radio interview, but Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., insists it reveals a truth about not just the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, but his party as a whole.

Biden said that if a voter has trouble deciding between him and President Trump, “then you ain’t black,” during an interview with the “Breakfast Club” radio program.

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“This shows what the Democrats think of African-American voters. They take it for granted, they assume that you have to vote for them,” Blackburn told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.”

Blackburn claimed the party has the same attitude toward women.

“They take women for granted,” she said. “You’re not fully a woman unless you’re supporting a Democrat. That is their thought process. They do not think they need to earn your vote. Your vote should be a given to them.”

The Tennessee Republican claimed this was indicative of Democrats’ overall approach to the electorate, in which they view people according to groups instead of as individuals.

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“And that is one of the big differences, I think, between the parties,” Blackburn continued. “You know, when it comes to women they want you to be the Stepford Wives of liberalism and tout and parrot everything that they say. They take African-American voters for granted.”

Meanwhile, she claimed, President Trump “has done more for the African-American community that any president in recent history.” Blackburn specifically pointed to low unemployment and higher wages prior to the coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged the economy.

Blackburn also addressed the ongoing controversy around former National Security Adviser Gen. Michael Flynn’s case and specifics regarding a discussion between his predecessor Susan Rice, then-President Barack Obama, and former FBI Director James Comey prior to Flynn’s FBI interview.

The senator said that the Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to vote in early June on subpoenas to issue as part of their investigation of the Russia probe. Blackburn specifically named Rice and Comey as those who they need to hear from.

“If we need to do criminal referrals, we will do those,” she said.

Blackburn closed the interview by speaking out against China, not just regarding their response to the coronavirus outbreak, but their recent imposition of national security law on Hong Kong.

“China is going to be held to account for this,” Blackburn said. On Saturday, she posted a video to Twitter supporting the people of Hong Kong.

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“The freedom fighters there are under attack by the Chinese Communist Party,” she said, referring to China’s efforts to control Hong Kong.

“We stand with the people of Hong Kong!” she posted.

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Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson optimistic about economic recovery despite recent high in new COVID cases

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The state of Arkansas is moving forward with reopening its economy, which was never fully shut down during the coronavirus pandemic, and Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he is “optimistic” about the future, even as the state had its highest number of new cases to date this past Thursday.

The White House recommended that states not reopen until they have seen a steady two-week decline in new cases, while Arkansas has seen ups and downs in recent days. Hutchinson, however, is taking a big-picture view and told “Fox News Sunday” that, on the whole, he is encouraged by what he sees.

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“We’re expanding our economy, but right now we have less than 100 hospitalizations; our death rate is low compared to the rest of the country,” Hutchinson said. “It doesn’t diminish the seriousness with which we take it, but we have to manage the risk, grow our economy, we have to come back and not just in Arkansas but nationally. Because this virus is deadly but it’s going to be with us a while. We have to manage that risk.”

Hutchinson defended the decision to reopen stores, movie theaters and gyms with lower capacities, in light of the relatively low number of cases. He acknowledged that there is still a risk involved in reopening, but said individuals can take precautions to protect themselves.

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“Well, my thinking is we have to manage the risk. We take the virus very seriously, it’s a risk, it causes death, but you can’t cloister yourself at home, that is just contrary to the American spirit,” he said. “And we have to discipline ourselves, we have to manage the risk. I make the comparison with you: could be in an automobile and it’s very risky, but you manage the risk by wearing a seatbelt.”

Hutchinson never issued a full stay-at-home order for his state like other governors have, and he is moving forward with reopening even though the state had its highest number of daily cases this past Thursday. That spike followed a low count the previous day, and Hutchinson pointed to less than 5 percent of people tested being positive as a reason for optimism.

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That number is doubled by the percent of people in the state who are unemployed, but Hutchinson noted that Arkansas’ 10.2 percent unemployment is 4 percent lower than the national average. He credited to lack of a stay-at-home order for this, and said it is the reason why Arkansas will come back relatively soon.

“Our economy is stronger than and will rebound more quickly because it was not all shut down and people are going back to work,” Hutchinson said, adding that he is “optimistic about coming back, it’s just going to take some time.”

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Dr. Birx: ‘Critically important’ that people wear masks as states reopen amid higher than expected death tolls

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White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx warned that even though states are beginning to reopen, with some beaches being made available to the public over Memorial Day weekend, people must still maintain social distancing precautions and wear masks where appropriate.

The U.S. death toll is expected to surpass 100,000 in the coming days, going well beyond an April projection of 60,000 total deaths and more in line with earlier predictions that expected the pandemic to yield casualties in the six-figure range.

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“[T]here’s clear scientific evidence now by all the droplet experiments that happen and that others have done to show that a mask does prevent droplets from reaching others,” Birx told “Fox News Sunday,” recognizing that Americans will want to get out over the holiday weekend. “And out of respect for each other, as Americans that care for each other we need to be wearing masks in public when we cannot social distance. It’s really critically important, we have the scientific evidence of how important mask wearing is to prevent those droplets from reaching others.”

States like California and New Jersey have opened up beaches, but footage has shown that not everyone enjoying the outdoors has been taking precautions to prevent spreading COVID-19.

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“We know that it’s important for people to socially interact, but we also know it’s important that we have to have masks on when we’re less than 6 feet and that we have to maintain that 6 feet distance,” Birx said. “We know being outside does help, we know sun does help in killing the virus, but that doesn’t change the fact that people need to be responsible and maintain that distance.”

President Trump has been criticized for his reluctance to wear a mask in public, although he was seen wearing one during a tour of a Ford plant in Ypsilanti, Mich.

When asked about the current death toll surpassing last month’s projection of 60,000 fatalities, Birx claimed that the relatively low prediction was based on just one model among several the White House follows, including the one that earlier had projected between 100,000 and 240,000.

“Our job now going forward is to do everything we can to prevent additional hospitalizations and additional mortality,” she said.

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Meanwhile, Birx said that an aggressive approach to vaccine development could potentially produce a vaccine up to eight months earlier than what would normally be the case. She said that by producing certain vaccine candidates ahead of time while awaiting the results of tests, they will have a head start on manufacturing should one of those products yield positive results and gain approval.

“So that’s what’s happening now — is taking the most promising candidates and getting them into manufacturing, ensuring that you can scale and produce these vaccines at a level that is needed for Americans,” Birx said.

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NASCAR’s Steve Phelps on Coca-Cola 600 honoring fallen US service members: ‘A really special time for us’

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NASCAR President Steve Phelps appeared on “Fox Report” Saturday to preview Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina and to discuss how the motor sport will honor fallen U.S. service members during the event.

“The Coca-Cola 600, which starts at 6 p.m. on FOX, is it’s just a special race. We have no other race like it,” Phelps said. “Not only is it our longest race, but as you said this, you know, the fallen soldiers, and the name of the fallen soldiers on top of the windshield in honoring the Gold Star families… it’s just a really special time for us.”

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Each car on Sunday will carry the name of a fallen service member above its windshield, and the field will pull into the pits mid-race for a moment of remembrance.

Giving the command to fire things up at the race will reportedly be Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley.

Anchor Jon Scott asked Phelps why NASCAR fans have such a huge appreciation for the military.

“I think part of it is… a fan is twice as likely to have served in the military in NASCAR than any other sport. And so there’s just a natural connection between NASCAR and the military,” Phelps explained. “There are other opportunities that we have to celebrate, obviously, wrapping ourselves in the flag or honoring our servicemen tomorrow is particularly special, just given that it’s Memorial Day or the day before Memorial Day.”

Scott asked Phelps about organization holding races during the coronavirus pandemic after it restarted the season last week with no fans. Phelps said that despite the empty grandstands and the safety measures, there is normalcy in having races resume.

“[In] between the green and the checkered, it feels very normal. So that part’s fantastic. The protocols and procedures that we have in place for our competitors to keep them safe, we [developed] a fantastic plan, [worked] with local, state and federal health officials to make sure it was rock solid,” Phelps said. “And it worked very well in Darlington. We expect the same thing in Charlotte tomorrow night.”

Fox News’ Paulian Dedaj contributed to this report.

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Dr. Atlas on coronavirus lockdowns: ‘The policy … is killing people’

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Coronavirus lockdowns may be “killing” just as many people as the virus because many people with serious conditions unrelated to the virus have been skipping treatment, Hoover Institution senior fellow Dr. Scott Atlas said Saturday on “Fox Report.”

“I think one thing that’s not somehow receiving attention is the CDC just came out with their fatality rates,” Atlas said. “And lo and behold, they verify what people have been saying for over a month now, including my Stanford epidemiology colleagues and everyone else in the world who’s done this analysis — and that is that the infection fatality rate is less than one-tenth of the original estimate.”

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Even White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci is acknowledging the harm caused by the lockdown, Atlas said.

“The policy itself is killing people. I mean, I think everyone’s heard about 650,000 people on cancer, chemo, half of whom didn’t come in. Two thirds of cancer screenings didn’t come in. 40 percent of stroke patients urgently needing care didn’t come in,” Atlas said. “And now we have over half the people, children in the United States not getting vaccinations. This is really what [Fauci] said was irreparable harm.”

“And I and my colleagues from other institutions have calculated the cost of the lockdown in terms of lives lost,” Atlas said. “Every month is about equal to the entire cost of lives lost during the COVID infection itself. This is a tragic, misguided public policy to extend this lockdown, whether or not it was justifiable in the beginning.”

Many states are currently reopening their economies slowly, while a few have pledged to extend the lockdowns through the summer.

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The doctor also argued against keeping children out of schools, saying there’s no reason they can’t go back.

“There’s no science whatsoever to keep K-through-12 schools closed, nor to have masks or social distancing on children, nor to keep summer programs closed,” Atlas said. “What we know now is that the risk of death and the risk of even a serious illness is nearly zero in people under 18.”

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