Recently leaked emails between Walz' Dept of Health Commissioner Jan Malcom and his chief of staff shows that Walz' policy of a second shutdown (fall of 2020) was determined politically instead of following data or "the science". Remember, Walz acted as a dictator who controlled the dials of our freedoms while he was exercising Unilateral Emergency Powers. Action 4 Liberty led the effort to End Walz' Emergency Powers successfully in June.
The email from Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm showed how she was searching for a new approach to justifying Walz' dial back because primary case numbers, in the eyes of the public, have "small impacts that don't justify the dial backs [they] propose[d]".
In response, Governor Walz' Chief of Staff, Chris Schmitter (he/him/his), thanked Malcolm for her suggestion to use "creative thinking" to find a way to sell, or perhaps manufacture the numbers, to sell Walz' dial back measures.