Trump’s rush to end social distancing is dangerous and economic experts warn it threatens the economy in the long run.
Economic experts have been clear that it’s a “false choice” between saving the economy and lives, and that trying to “re-open” the country before we get the virus under control will have the opposite result.
The White House is ignoring this — now saying Drs. Fauci and Birx will “take a back seat” as they stop focusing on addressing public health in the push to “re-open.”
- Axios: “Economists say Trump’s coronavirus reopening plan is dead wrong.”
- Economist Michael Strain: “A warning to the president: Trying and failing to reopen the economy before economic activity is organically ready to resume could have dire economic consequences.”
Only testing will reassure people.