The U.S. Shouldn ’t ‘Draw the Wrong Lessons’ as COVID-19 Slows: Dr. Leana Wen and Dr. Scott Gottlieb

States might be starting to reopen businesses, but the U.S must prepare for the spread of COVID-19 to pick up this fall, Dr. Leana Wen and Dr. Scott Gottlieb said during a segment of the TIME100: Finding Hope series on Thursday. In conversation TIME Magazine senior health reporter Alice Park, Wen, an emergency physician, visiting professor at George Washington Milken Institute School of Public Health, and former Baltimore City Health Commissioner, and Gottlieb, the former head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, said it’s essential that Americans don’t become complacent about the risks from COVID-19 if the spread of the virus starts to slow during the warmer months. Wen said that Americans should not “draw the wrong lessons” as daily case numbers start to fall. “Reopening does not mean that the virus is gone; it does not mean that it’s now safe to go out,” Wen said. Although conditions may seem to improve, the country needs to stay alert, in particular by making sure there is enough personal protective equipment for healthcare workers and have adequate contact tracing infrastructure to withstand a resurgence. “I just worry that the American people are not ready for that type of resurgence, and potentially for having to reimplement shelter-in-place and other types of orders again. Last time, if we were not ready, we could say ‘hindsight is 20/20.’ We co...
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