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(FOX NEWS) – Conservatives on social media excoriated the author of an article in The Atlantic this week who called for a "pandemic amnesty" where opponents of coronavirus lockdown measures would forgive those who pushed masking, shutdowns, and vaccines during the pandemic.
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"Kids missed out on their education," California Republican State Sen. Melissa Melendez posted on Twitter. "Mom & Pops went out of business. Military members were kicked out. The list goes on and on. Those responsible deserve every bit of scorn cast their way."
The Atlantic article, titled "Let’s Declare a Pandemic Amnesty" and published on Monday, was written by Brown University Economics Professor Emily Oster and attempted to make the case that supporters of lockdown measures "didn’t know" that cloth masks were not effective, outdoor transmission of the virus was nonexistent, and were motivated by "deep uncertainty."
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