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By William Bauer
Nebraska News Service 

Senators: Herd immunity rather than social distancing to help

 

April 23, 2020



Two state senators want Nebraska to loosen restrictions enacted to slow the spread of the coronavirus to help the state’s hurting economy.

Sen. Steve Halloran, of Hastings, and Sen. Steve Erdman, of Bayard, said they believe fear and panic directed policy decisions surrounding the pandemic, and they are ready for businesses, schools and Nebraska’s Legislature to reopen.

“We cannot afford to go another day with this current failed policy,” the senators wrote in a commentary piece published in the Hastings Tribune April 12.

While Gov. Pete Ricketts agrees with Halloran and Erdman abou...



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