We should reopen America as soon as possible, holds Steve Hilton of Fox News. More testing needs to be done at the same time to understand the true danger of the coronavirus. It is likely more contagious but also less deadly than the current numbers suggest. With this information, the most vulnerable populations need to be identified and quarantined rather than putting this economic strain on the whole population. The current lockdown is killing businesses and causing huge economic damage, with 1 in 10 Americans having lost their jobs. Any lockdown is only effective while it remains in place, but we simply can't close down the country indefinitely.
Ending the coronavirus lockdown too soon could result in a huge wave of deaths, report Peter Beaumont and Sam Jones of The Guardian. Doing so would nullify the benefits gained from implementing this policy in the first place. While everyone wants to see these taxing restrictions lifted, it has to be done only when the time is right. It would be wrong to focus solely on the economy or political implications; health is paramount here. Experts from the CDC and WHO have cautioned against allowing people to travel like they did before the coronavirus outbreak. Society should listen to its scientists and stay at home until we know it's safe to go out.