Connecticut will reopen some businesses on May 20, as coronavirus-related hospitalizations continue to decrease.
This may be good news for business owners and unemployed workers, and for those looking for a glimmer of light at the end of a long tunnel.
The bottom line is that we still don't fully understand this virus. And, not all of the 40 states set to reopen are prepared to scale up the testing, tracing, and isolating necessary to prevent a spike in the curve.
We must remain vigilant in the absence of a vaccine, and the lag time it will take for a spike to emerge.
We talk with a virologist about the search for a vaccine and an emergency doctor about the risks of reopening too early. We want to hear from you too. Call us at 888-720-9677 or 888-720-WNPR.
- Brianne Barker - Associate professor of biology at Drew University and a co-host of the podcast This Week in Virology (@bioprofbarker)
- Leana Wen - An emergency physician and public health professor at George Washington University; she previously served as Baltimore's health commissioner and is a contributing columnist for The Washington Post (@DrLeanaWen)
Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.