As a Pennsylvanian who cares about my life and the lives of my family, and as someone who does not want to see our health care and essential workers put at any more risk, I am urging you to listen to the doctors and scientists when it comes to a plan to safely reopen our economy. Even Wall Street leaders are warning it’s too soon to open businesses back up fully, and more than seven out of ten Americans say it would be a mistake to stop social distancing too early.
The stay-at-home orders are helping to flatten the curve and reduce the number of new COVID-19 cases and virus-related deaths, but there are still far too many new cases and far too few people who have been tested out there.
Opening up too soon and too quickly will undo this work, allow the virus to spread faster, extend this crisis and ultimately hurt our economy while killing people who don’t have to die.
I urge you to reconsider your decision and work on a real plan that puts expert medical advice ahead of special interests.
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