Trump’s Costly Push to Reopen, “Liberate” States

Protesters carry rifles near the steps of the Michigan State Capitol building in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Flag-waving, honking protesters drove past the Michigan Capitol on Wednesday to show their displeasure with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s orders to keep people at home and businesses locked during the new coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

President Trump’s push to reopening the economy is proceeding slowly.  One first step is Georgia governor Brian Kemp reopening schools, theaters, barber shops & beauty salons, and bowling alleys. President Trump has incited states to “liberate” against stay at home measures, fueling gun-toting protests.

But at what cost? April Ryan speaks with Dr. Alison Galvani, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis (CIDMA), who contents the stay at home measures are keeping people safe and protesters are risking their lives and those of their family and neighbors.

Click ▶ to listen to AURN Washington Bureau Chief April Ryan’s White House Report:

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