Dr. Oz Sorry For Comments On Reopening: “I Misspoke”

USA Today reports:

Dr. Mehmet Oz says he “misspoke” making controversial comments where he advocated the opening of the nations schools despite the trade-off of an increase in the total mortality rate. In a video posted on Twitter Thursday, Oz said he realized “my comments on risks around opening schools have confused and upset people, which was never my intention. I misspoke.”

Oz made the comments Wednesday speaking with Fox News’ Sean Hannity about steps the country could take in re-opening following the economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic. “First we need our mojo back,” Oz said, calling school openings “a very appetizing opportunity.” He cited a British medical journal, The Lancet, that argued “the opening of schools may only cost us 2% to 3%, in terms of total mortality.”