– The Conversation – Home – US could save tens of thousands of lives and tens of billions of dollars with 3 weeks of strict COVID-19 measures
Texas recently eased all coronavirus restrictions, including mask-wearing. AP Photo/LM OteroPresident Joe Biden commemorated the COVID-19 pandemic’s one-year anniversary by giving Americans an ambitious goal: Return to a semblance of normalcy by the Fourth of July. “But to get there we can’t let our guard down,” he added. Unfortunately, many states already have. Falling numbers of new coronavirus cases and accelerating vaccination rates have prompted Texas and a growing number of other states to ease more restrictions or drop them altogether. Their governors argue the economic costs are just too high and the measures no longer necessary. Federal health officials, meanwhile, are advising states to hold off on reopening too soon and…
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