After weeks of following stay-at-home orders, many people in the United States are eager to get back to work. Since the coronavirus pandemic began, some 22 million Americans have lost jobs, putting governors under pressure to reopen state economies.
Last month, President Donald Trump released guidelines for easing social-distancing rules and reopening businesses. But health experts say more testing for COVID-19 must happen first. Identifying people who have the disease can help states prevent it from spreading. Only then, experts say, can states reopen businesses without risking another spike in infections.
Currently, about 150,000 people in the United States are tested each day, according to the COVID Tracking Project. Researchers say that number needs to triple before states can begin easing restrictions.
On an April 20, Vice President Mike Pence held a videoconference with the nations governors. He said the federal government was here to help. But some governors say the federal government is not providing enough COVID-19 test kits. Lack of testing is the Number 1 problem in America, says Maryland governor Larry Hogan. We cant open up our states without ramping up testing.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nations top infectious-disease expert, also thinks testing is key. Unless we get the virus under control, he says, the real recovery economically is not going to happen.
May God bless you if you, family or anyone close to has had to deal with COVID-19. We need to come together to conquer this pandemic as a whole worldwide.
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