This week: zeros, equity, a letter to Texas, and the last day of the pandemic

Dear Florida Governor DeSantis,Thank you for having your schools open this year.  I was afraid to send my kids to school without data to say that it is safe.  Fortunately, you offered to take that risk and potentially sacrifice all the young people in Florida to test whether schools are safe.  I would have felt bad if all the kids got sick and then infected and killed all the senior citizens but luckily that didn’t happen. Well played sir--I concede that your kids did indeed survive and are now a year ahead of my kids.Sincerely,An Oregon ParentDear Texas Governor Abbott,Thank you for lifting your state’s mask mandate and opening businesses 100%.  This is a brave (dangerous?) move that may put all of your people at risk.  I guess everything really is bigger in Texas, even the risks you take with your citizens.But then again maybe it will turn out fine, I honestly don’t know.  What I do know is that I’m glad I don’t live in Texas.  Thank you for gambling with your citizens’ lives--this will be an interesting experiment to watch!Sincerely,A Cautious Oregonian

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