As people across the nation struggle to deal with the presence of coronavirus, there does appear to be hope and light at the end of the tunnel. President Trump himself maintains that an economic resurgence will occur after COVID-19 has passed.
Moreover, members of the Trump administration and coronavirus task force report that the economy could begin to reopen as early as May. This news arrives as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy states that the country will begin to open up “in pockets,” starting with places minimally impacted by coronavirus.
There is more good news, though, this time coming from CDC Director Robert Redfield. Yesterday, Dr. Redfield informed Americans that COVID-19 is projected to decline within the coming weeks, notes Breitbart News.
The Latest from the CDC Director
Dr. Redfield shared the latest news during a CNN town hall on Thursday. According to the CDC director, America is “coming to the peak” and is presently able to observe “the other side of the curve.” In additional hopeful news, Dr. Redfield explained that forthcoming weeks will show a decline in coronavirus cases.
.@CDCgov and @WhiteHouse Task Force will look at the data to make strategic choices about when to open the country again, once #COVID19 cases begin to decrease. Listen to more at #CNNTownHall @AndersonCooper @DrSanjayGupta https://t.co/G6I4bY4haZ pic.twitter.com/f4ZBfgPVnr
— Dr. Robert R. Redfield (@CDCDirector) April 10, 2020
However, the CDC director’s positive updates did not come without warnings. Dr. Redfield also pointed out the necessity of understanding the extent of how coronavirus is transferred.
Shortly thereafter came a reminder that reopening the economy won’t serve as a “one size fits all” approach; this is in keeping with Leader McCarthy stating that America will reopen “in pockets.”
Light at the End of the Tunnel
The latest updates from the CDC director arrive amidst President Trump’s statements that light at the end of the tunnel exists. Likewise, the president and other members of the coronavirus task force continue encouraging Americans to practice social distancing; according to Drs. Deborah Birx and Anthony Fauci, social distancing is contributing to a decrease in cases and the projected peak of COVID-19.
If Dr. Redfield’s predictions about coronavirus are accurate, then this is good news for the economy. As COVID-19 cases decline, businesses will most likely start to reopen. This, in turn, will allow Americans to get back to work.
Do you believe that the worst of coronavirus is behind us? How much are you looking forward to getting the economy up and running again? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below!