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Reopening America: How to Save Lives and Livelihoods   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Preface: "COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] has shut down businesses and plunged the economy into a condition not seen since the Great Depression. Throughout the pandemic, public health experts have emphasized the necessity of social distancing and 'stay-at-home' rules in order to flatten the infection curve and bring down the number of hospitalizations and fatalities. But even with these directives, the pandemic's effects on government, businesses, and the general public have been dramatic in terms of public health, the economy, governance, and social well-being. In this publication, we analyze the U.S. domestic situation and discuss how to reopen America in ways that address fundamental problems. For the good of the United States and the safety of the global community, we present a number of ideas for protecting public health, restarting the overall economy, and promoting social well-being. Our scholars discuss how to preserve jobs, improve the social safety net, provide equitable healthcare, address the needs of vulnerable populations, reopen schools, deploy technology, and improve institutional capacity."

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2020
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2020 The Brookings Institution
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