Freedom Must Be Restored—Without Exceptions

Original source: Arizona Daily Independent

July 2, 2020

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When we talk about “reopening the economy,” restoring freedom is what we mean: The freedom to earn a living, to worship inside a church, to go shopping, to see a doctor in person, to have important but “non-essential” medical or dental treatments, to enjoy meeting with friends—to live normally.
Countries that have imposed lockdowns have done no better than those that did not. More than 60 percent of recently hospitalized New Yorkers had been “sheltering at home.” The evidence for the unprecedented “social distancing” and masking rules is questionable at best.
So what can we do to protect the most vulnerable, get back to living, and relieve fear?

Read the full op-ed on Arizona Daily Independent by Jane Orient, MD, a doctor in Tucson, Arizona. She serves as Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and is a partner of the Job Creators Network Foundation.