April 24, 2020
The White House Plan to Open America
Last week, President Trump released Opening Up America Again: the White House’s guide for easing lockdown restrictions across the country. The proposal comes after one of the worst economic months the U.S. economy has ever seen, with more than 26 million people filing for unemployment in the last four weeks. Various approaches to reopening are being taken by governors, based on the specific readiness of each state. While the President hopes that these guidelines will help to repair the economy and return people to work, public health experts warn that premature reopening could trigger a spike in COVID-19 infections and deaths.
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