Jennifer S. Hirsch is professor of sociomedical sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She is the co-author, with Shamus Khan, of “Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus,” from WW Norton. The views expressed in this commentary are her own. View more opinion on CNN. (CNN)Arizona’s schools are closed, but only through March 27. Maine has “recommended” that schools move to online instruction. California’s schools, however, will likely not reopen this academic year.It’s not as if the governors and state directors of public health have access to different information about America’s coronavirus crisis. There’s a lot of love for governors in the public conversation right now. But while some of them are taking decisive action to reduce overall mortality, others seem more focused on propping up the Dow. The muscular mandates on social distancing from both Republican Mike DeWine of Ohio and Democrat Gavin Newsom of California underline that this does not need to be a partisan issue.In counting the heroes and zeroes of the pandemic, our deepest scorn should be for those governors, mayors and other officials who have been slow to take state action. They seem not to grasp the


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