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Do you think the U.S. economy will "reopen" by Easter?
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Leslie Key, 3/26/2020 1:22 AM
I think Trump will reopen the economy by Easter on a state-by-state basis. I believe states that continue to have very low numbers of confirmed cases of the virus will be allowed to open up their economies and resume normal life - such as Alaska, Wyoming, and North and South Dakota. Trump may leave it up each Governor to make that decision for their states.
However, hot spot states like New York, Washington and California will probably not be allowed to resume normal business by Easter. There is also a great danger of the virus spreading like wildfire among each city’s homeless street populations in these 3 liberal states.
K.L. Shillock, 3/26/2020 6:42 PM
Surely you jest! I think Dr. Fauci and others know what they're talking about. We aren't anywhere near the crest of this scourge. If you allow people to freely mix even in the currently less affected states, cases will increase exponentially. Distancing and testing are the tools to tell us when to try a return to some semblance of normalcy.
In any case, do you really think people will rush back to restaurants, movies , etc.? I doubt it. Common sense and uncertainty will dictate reticence. Afraid we're in for a protracted crawl back.
Carol Johnson, 3/26/2020 7:42 PM
The governors of each state set their own guidelines before they even conferenced with President Trump. Blue governors are very much like speaker Pelosi imposing their own agenda.
Sarah, 3/27/2020 8:39 AM
I think the first week of April, how Property owners will survive if no one pays rent , those people get checks , the workers they suppose to get the unemployment and small Bussiness owners suppose to get the money so they can open Bussiness otherwise USA will be unrecognizable. Thanks
Barb McCrudden, 3/27/2020 12:05 PM
Yes, I think it is time to reopen businesses within reason. In my community people are out everywhere - walking, biking, grocery stores, walk up windows and drive up service at restaurants. Only .015% of cases end in death in the US. Any death is extremely unfortunate! This virus is effecting the most vulnerable, those with compromised health concerns and the aged. Folks who are healthy, follow the necessary precautions for the flu season & have not been out of the country should be able to work.
Gretchen Anne Cox, 3/27/2020 10:24 PM
I think the goal of "re-opening" our economy is ambitious and more hopeful than realistic. But I am glad Trump is projecting hope at this time-we need it. That is part of leadership!
Jan Burch, 3/30/2020 10:29 PM
I'd say there is little to no chance that the country will return to normal (or even close to normal) by Easter. However, if we continue to try to shut down all commerce, all social outings, and all face-to-face visiting, the country is liable to go mad. We are social creatures, and these kinds of prohibitions are unnatural, leading to depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. Those problems, combined with an economy that we have willfully destroyed, could lead to problems far greater than the Coronavirus.
I predict that the people in this country will abide by restrictions until the end of April at the latest. On May 1 or thereabouts, many will simply begin to ignore prohibitions, believing that their mental health is just as important as their physical health.