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Saving Lives and Livelihoods: Recommendations for Recovery (June 15, 2020)   [open pdf - 21MB]

From the Executive Summary: "On April 9, the National Coronavirus Recovery Commission adopted a five-phase plan to reopen America and combat the novel coronavirus. [...] In this Final Report, the Commission makes recommendations for each of the five phases of the plan to reopen America, with recommendations organized according to the entity that is best positioned to execute them. This proposal should be viewed in its entirety, with phases informing and building upon each other. Each phase addresses specific questions and issues, with Phase One and Phase Two addressing the most immediate concerns in the critical time to suppress the virus and safely reopen American society and economic activity by June. Phase Three and Phase Four build on that ground to continue progress in science and to engage strategically with the rest of the world in trade and travel. All of these steps build to the final Phase Five--reducing the risk of future pandemics. The steady increase in global trade and travel has greatly improved life, but it also increases the potential for future pandemic outbreaks, each with its own set of unknowns and challenges. However, there are things that all of us--all levels of government, the private sector, civil society, and citizens--can apply now to prepare ourselves for the challenges that lie ahead."

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2020-06-15
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Heritage Foundation. Posted here with permission. Documents are for personal use only and not for commercial profit.
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National Coronavirus Recovery Commission: https://www.coronaviruscommission.com/
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