Restrictions on social life reduce the spread, but patience is diminishing.
After Easter Sunday alone, Americans entered another week of social isolation, facing two other contradictory facts.
Locks that have transformed everyday life across the country work to reduce the spread of the virus, protect hospitals and health workers, and save lives.
But the blockade has halted trade, forcing more than 16 million people to list unemployment, posing a deep and lasting recession, and with unexpected and profound consequences globally. Supply chains are exposed to the risk of disruption.
The two facts may not remain together indefinitely, but there is no clear way to cut the Gordian knot. Experts say that returning to normal doesn’t happen overnight, but at different speeds at different stages and at different locations.
In two European countries where the virus claimed the most lives, Italy and Spain announced the first steps to reduce the burden of some unnecessary employees, so they could go back to work. But for the vast majority of people, strict home rules apply.
With more than 550,000 cases noted and 22,000 deaths, the United States is the largest victim of global warming. But as the number of new infections and hospitalizations in New York and other more affecting parts of the United States has stabilized in recent times, it has also become the focus of debate about when and how to start the economy.
President Trump, who has previously said he hopes the Easter crisis will be flooded, recently indicated a desire to resume work by the end of this month.
Dr. Anthony S. Fookey, a leading infectious disease specialist in the country, said that the return of the economy will not be like a switchback, but it will be a case of re-entry starting in parts of the country that is less affected by the virus.
He told CNN on Sunday, “We hope at the end of the month we can look around and say:” Well, is there any element we can safely and carefully? Update, “he told CNN on Sunday.
But the virus has proven its resilience to governments over time and will rely heavily on individual states to determine its own paths.
President Trump wrote Sunday night, “Governors, complete your test programs and equipment.” Be prepared, great things are happening. No excuses! “
But the federal government plays an important role in testing and stumbles into the deployment of fast and widely available tests that still cause problems. And there are new concerns about federal surveillance of antibody tests that can be used to determine who has been infected. These people had to develop a certain level of immunity and maybe get back to work safely.
“I’m concerned that some antibody tests in the market have failed to pass the FDDA.” Stephen Khan says scientific reviews can be just as wrong as we want them to be. commissioner of the NBC’s Met Press. “No test is 100% perfect. But what we don’t want is wildly wrong exams. Because, like I said, it will get worse.”
President Trump publicly announced his disappointment with the federal government’s top expert on infectious diseases, Dr. Anthony S. Foki, after the doctor closed the country before the Coronavirus. Could go
Mr. Trump tweeted “Time for #FireFousey” as he dismissed criticism over the slow response to the outbreak, which has now killed more than 22,000 Americans.
Mr. Fookie, speaking to CNN on Sunday, cautioned that many factors influence government decision-making, and he did his best to focus more on science than politics when asked. Home security measures can be prevented. The deaths were implemented in February, and not in mid-March.
“I mean, of course, you can logically say that if you had an operation and started reducing it, you could save your life.” “Of course not one will deny it. But what is involved in these decisions is difficult.
“I mean, obviously, if we shut everything down from the beginning, it could have been something else,” he said. “But then there were a lot of obstacles to the closure.”
Privately, the president was occasionally offended by Dr. Fuqui, but