Editorial: California Gov. Newsom ignores science-based criteria for dealing with COVID-19

Gavin Newsom has some explaining to do.The governor needs to tell Californians why on Monday he abandoned the scientifically based medical criteria he established for loosening the state’s lockdown orders. It damages his credibility when, like President Trump, Newsom says one thing and then goes off in a different direction. It also risks the health of Californians.Newsom said on April 14 that he would use six indicators to measure when the state lockdown would end. The first is the ability to monitor and protect communities through testing, contact tracing, and isolating and supporting people…

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