Collectively, the left-wing has railed against reopening and demonized Americans who realize the dangers of an indefinitely shuttered economy. This demonization entails emotional bullying and strawman arguments which assert that folks who favor reopening don’t care about the sanctity of human life.
What shutdown-happy leftists won’t mention, though, is the countless lives and businesses that are being destroyed by shelter-in-place and safer-at-home orders. Moreover, despite the sanctimonious hypocrisy to come from Democrats, states that have reopened haven’t seen any spikes in coronavirus cases or deaths, confirms sources.
One prime example of this is Georgia; since Governor Brian Kemp decided to reopen the state for business, COVID-19 hospitalizations have declined, as has the use of ventilators.
The Success of Reopening America
On Sunday, Alex Azar, the secretary of Health and Human Services, sat down for an interview with CNN.
During this time, Azar fielded questions about states like Colorado and Georgia that have chosen to reopen in spite of left-wing fearmongering. The Health and Human Services secretary also admitted that there haven’t been spikes in cases before calling on additional measures for successful reopenings across America.
According to Azar, “good surveillance,” coronavirus testing, and contact tracing are necessities as states reopen. He explained that such measures will enable state and local officials to track any movements of COVID-19 as communities begin getting back to business.
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar: "Everything does not depend on a vaccine." pic.twitter.com/GBgNYHnSNU
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Likewise, the Health and Human Services secretary reiterated the importance of testing in areas where people are closely congregated, such as jails, senior citizens’ facilities, etc. Finally, Azar stated that reopening doesn’t “depend [upon] a vaccine,” although the American government will continue striving to create a vaccination for COVID-19.
What did you think about the insight from the Health and Human Services secretary? Are you glad that the United States is gradually reopening for business? Let us know in the comments section below!