Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be the topic of discussion for most U.S. residents. From federal reopening guidelines to individual state timelines, the country is all over the place. This sparks conversations within the news, social media, and in family homes about the consequences of reopening the country incorrectly.
As COVID-19 is uncharted territory for us all, one wrong move could easily put the U.S. in a situation of second-wave illness, taking steps backward instead of pressing forward. Many Americans are worried about their health and the health of their family and friends as many states have already begun the reopening process.
NEW: Florida announces 1,204 new cases of COVID-19 today, the largest single day increase since Gov. Ron DeSantis began reopening the state.— Travis Akers (@travisakers) May 21, 2020
This comes as public health experts warn of a deadly second wave of infections for states opening early.
Why would any #American, let alone The President of The United States, propagate ANYTHING that goes against the health and safety of #Americans? Why must reopening and discouraging his own administration’s guidelines regarding #facemasks with #COVID19 rampant in his base States?— DHAmerican (@DHAmerican) May 26, 2020
50 states reopening too soon to be safe suggests that none of these governors have ever seen Jaws.— Bryan Behar (@bryanbehar) May 21, 2020
Soon as the states start reopening, the mass shootings start up again. Absolutely insane.— 🕵🏾♀️ (@j_dunnnn) May 21, 2020
JUST BECAUSE STATES ARE REOPENING DOESNT MEAN YOU CANT GET COVID-19 JUST BECAUSE STATES ARE REOPENING DOESNT MEAN YOU CANT GET COVID-19 JUST BECAUSE STATES ARE REOPENING DOESNT MEAN YOU CANT GET COVID-19 JUST BECAUSE STATES ARE REOPENING DOESNT MEAN YOU CANT GET COVID-19 JUST BEC— sammmmm (@samshallcross14) May 26, 2020
The news is full of states giving reopening announcements and I'm just absolutely pic.twitter.com/i8F5kvBbw3— Nic Healey 🎙️🥃 (@dr_nic) May 24, 2020
Why are any blue states at all reopening without widespread testing and contract tracing? No seriously, I want to know. This is insane. Why did we all just spend 2+ months cooped up inside if the numbers are just going to explode again?— Trace Peterson (@tracepeterson) May 20, 2020
States reopening - sans universal testing, healthcare, PPE, vaccine, sick pay, childcare, etc. - & making life/death during a pandemic a purely individual responsibility (“follow guidelines”) means the only thing healthy to come out of COVID is the neoliberal agenda.— Cynthia Dewi Oka (@freedewi) May 20, 2020
I’m feeling anxious about all these states reopening, because COVID hasn’t disappeared.. I’m really scared about all the lives that are going to be affected/taken in the months to come now.— KB (@justkriistel) May 18, 2020
I feel like the biggest misconception in America right now is that those of us who think states are reopening too soon somehow WANT to remain locked down. We don't. I want to get back to normal life as much as anyone. I just don't want to risk killing innocent people to do so.— Jacob Hyphen Cohen (@MusicoloJake) May 17, 2020
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