Governors across the country have been assessing the idea of re-opening their states. Much of the country has been shut down as an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus.
We are getting closer to the millionth diagnosis here in America. The idea of re-opening the government sounds foreign to me. It’s hard to believe that government officials are thinking that we’re even remotely close to restoring the country.
Too soon? Fauci says it’s a “critical time”.
My mind has been wondering about what can happen if we re-open too soon. Obviously, it’s expected that the virus will continue to spread, gripping the economy as investors will not be comfortable with the inconsistency of virus response. I agree 100% with Dr. Anthony Fauci.
He told Time Talk 100 that this is a “critical time” in the fight. He highlights that America’s return to normalcy is a very detailed task:
“When we do start to see cases come back and I’ll guarantee you they will — as we pull back from mitigation, we’ll be seeing cases. If we have in place the capability to identify by testing, isolate, contact trace, get people out of circulation who are infected, that’s called containment. If we are capable of doing that, effectively, then we should feel some good confidence that we can slowly move on.”
Thousands of protesters line the streets in states like Michigan, Ohio, and others, to fight to re-open America. Many of them feel that saving the economy outweighs the threat of coronvavirus and would like the government to relax its “social-distancing” rules. “Unless we get the virus under control, the real recovery economically is not going to happen,” Fauci tells George Stephanopoulos.
“So what you do if you jump the gun and go into a situation where you have a big spike, you’re going to set yourself back,’ he said. ‘So as painful as it is to go by the careful guidelines of gradually phasing into a re-opening, it’s going to backfire. That’s the problem,” he continues.
“Open” doesn’t mean you have to go.
At least that’s what I’ve been reminding people.
Just because your state has decided that it’s ready to open doesn’t mean that you are. If you need more time in the house, take it. You know me, I’m no expert in this stuff. But, you and I both see what this country is facing right now.
We don’t have to take the government’s word for it. The country needs more time.