An effective clip, albeit something that would have been much more useful coming from Trump. Rubio has something to say to both sides here. To the “we’re not ready” camp: We can’t stay locked down for much longer. The unemployment numbers are gruesome. Yes, more people will die once we reopen, but that’s a price we’ll have to bear. Our goal should be to minimize the number of deaths after we restart economic activity.
To the “reopen now” camp: We’re not going back to normal or anything remotely like normal. And we need to plan prudently to reduce the risk of mass infection before mass commerce resumes. That means testing and isolating the sick, tracing their contacts, and making sure local hospitals can handle the uptick in patients.
Watch, then read on.