Several of the states reporting a rise in cases will soon host President Donald Trump’s campaign rallies, where social distancing is not expected to be enforced.
Source: Public Health Officials Urge Caution as 14 States Report Surge in Covid-19 Infections After Reopening | Common Dreams News
The federal government squandered the time the states spent in lockdown. We still face a national shortage of COVID-19 test kits and PPE and there is no nationwide testing or contact tracing program.
Source: Follow the Money: Employers Are Behind the Rush to Reopen | Labor Notes
As unemployment (officially reported) soars toward 30 percent or more, an estimated 20 million more people will fall helplessly below the poverty line. In a recent Pew poll, 60 percent of Latinos reported losing jobs or wages, as did more than half of all workers below the age of thirty. In addition to their jobs, millions will lose everything they had spent their lives working for: homes, pensions, medical coverage, and savings accounts.
Source: Reopening the Economy Will Send Us to Hell | Portside
States are opening up their economies. Scientists fear this isn’t going to end well.
Source: 4 reasons coronavirus reopening plans may backfire — and soon – Vox
“He absolutely does not want you to view these deaths for what they are… a result of his abject failure to handle the pandemic in any logical way.”
Source: “There’ll Be More Death”: Trump Says He Is Willing to Sacrifice Lives to Reopen US Businesses | Common Dreams News
Many states are racing to reopen their economies, even though the daily number of new confirmed coronavirus cases is holding steady nationwide. Without a comprehensive nationwide plan, if workers go back to their jobs now, we will likely see more cases — and more deaths.
Source: Reopening Our Economy Right Now Will Result in Mass Death