• Opinion: Travel bans should be based on evidence, not politics or fear

    1 month ago - By STAT

    The Trump White House on Monday released a presidential proclamation terminating travel bans on visitors from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Brazil, and the European Schengen area starting on Jan. 26, when a negative Covid-19 test will be required to enter the country. It took less than an hour before the incoming Biden administration's press secretary, Jen Psaki, tweeted , “On the advice of our medical team, the administration does not intend to lift these restrictions on 1/26.”
    It isn't clear what advice the medical team gave, but scientific evidence suggests that extending such...
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