“The best thing that we can do to set our economy up for success and rebounding from the last few months is making sure our outbreak is in a good place,” said Caitlin Rivers, epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. “People are not going to feel comfortable returning to activities in the community — even if it’s allowed from a policy perspective — if they don’t feel the outbreak is under control.”
AND IT’S NOT UNDER CONTROL IN MOST PARTS OF COUNTRY. NOT EVEN CLOSE. WHY?
“We can virtually eliminate the virus any time we decide to. We can be back to a reasonably normal existence: schools, travel, job growth, safer nursing homes & other settings. And we could do it in a matter of weeks. If we want to.” Andy Slavitt — Former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
ANDY SLAVITT ON WHAT WE WOULD NEED TO DO TO GET THIS UNDER CONTROL IN 6-8 WEEKS
But it will take federal action…OR AT VERY LEAST, CONSTRUCTIVE MESSAGING…which has been conspicuous absent.