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Elizabeth Halloran Comments on the Safety and Risks of Reopening Across the U.S. for the Business Insider

Posted: 5/10/2020 (CSDE in the News)

Across the country, states are lifting lockdown measures and easing restrictions—at least 30 states plan to reopen soon. As this trend continues, experts such as CSDE Affiliate Elizabeth Halloran are examining steps the country must consider to safely reopen. Halloran commented in recent a Business Insider article on how the country may be reopening too soon. In the article, Halloran states that if the U.S. plans to reach the point of dramatic declines in daily cases and individuals returning to work, the country “would have to ramp up testing and contract tracing.” Halloran further emphasizes how crucial it is to remove those infected from circulation and that “what we’ve done is reduce our transmission, and every model shows that if we open things up now, we will just have a rebound.”

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