Top Public Health Expert: Lifting Coronavirus Restrictions Now Could Kill Millions
A top public health expert on Monday cautioned U.S. officials against prematurely lifting restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus, saying that doing so could result in millions of deaths.
The warning from Tom Inglesby, the director of the Center for Health Security at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, came as President Donald Trump said during a press conference that he was considering easing social distancing guidelines after March 30.
“We’re not going to let the cure be worse than the problem,” Trump said, noting how badly virus-induced measures have impacted businesses and workers.
But Inglesby, in a series of tweets, laid out just how bad the problem could get.
“Anyone advising the end of social distancing now, …continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]