Dr. Wen on COVID resurgence: U.S. faces “the same situation once again”

Democracy Now!

Jul 13, 2020

As COVID-19 cases and death rates skyrocket in the U.S., President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos have vowed to cut off federal funding for public schools that do not reopen facilities in the fall due to the pandemic. The push for public schools to reopen comes despite concerns from educators and public health officials that there is no set of federal guidelines to prevent transmission in schools. “When we look at other countries that have been successful in suppressing the level of COVID-19, they have one thing in common, which is that they have a national coordinated strategy,” says physician and public health expert Dr. Leana Wen. “They don’t just let different regions and different states and cities figure it out on their own.”

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