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Was Governor Charlie Baker right to allow hair salons to reopen?

May 31, 2020 - The Boston Globe


Overall, the Massachusetts plan to reopen the economy is thoughtful and well-balanced. I differ on one point, however. Nail and hair salons, or any business that puts people in intimate contact not necessary for our survival, should remain closed.

While acknowledging the economic difficulty of so many, we must keep three points in mind. First, we are a long way from the end of the epidemic. Most people have not been infected and remain at risk. Second, social distancing w...