U.S. experts urge decision makers to shut down country

Added On July 25, 2020

In an open letter addressed to the Trump administration, members of Congress and state governors, U.S. medical experts said the country has the most deaths from COVID-19, and the best thing for the nation is to save as many lives as possible. They said reopening before suppressing the virus is not going to help the economy. They urged enough daily testing capacity and contact tracers, and more personal protective equipment to keep essential workers safe. They said non-essential businesses should be closed. Masks should be mandatory in all situations, indoors and outdoors, where people interact with others. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported more than 72,000 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, as hospitalization data in the United States grew at an alarming rate this week. According to a new report of The COVID Tracking Project, deaths are rising three weeks behind cases, which suggests a very difficult few weeks ahead for the United States.