FACTS

    Officials from Denmark say it is highly unlikely the nation will experience a second wave of the coronavirus. The nation, which has been operating in relaxed guidelines for the past month, has not seen a new surge of cases. Rather, the numbers have been declining. Malls and restaurants were scheduled to resume business this week. If cases did surge again, the country’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said they would work on strictly isolating those who were sick, still allowing for society to continue operating. Germany, on the other hand, saw a tripling of cases in one day, after less than a week of loosened measures. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said if cases continue to increase, the nation may have to put on the emergency brakes and take a step back again. 

    RIGHT

    Those on the Right are consistently in favor of measures that ease lock-down orders and think it is necessary and beneficial to begin slowly opening the economy again. They point to Denmark as an example that slowly lifting restrictions can be done safely and successfully. President Trump has called for the US to begin the process of reopening, arguing that continuing the lock-down will also result in deadly consequences, namely suicide and drug abuse. Ben Shapiro, a conservative political commentator, challenged leaders who don’t approve of reopening to present a better alternative. He argued that ongoing lock-down, restricting people from school and work, is not a realistic option.

    LEFT

    Democrats continue to be critical of reopening. Dr. Anthony Fauci, top infectious disease specialist in the US, plans to speak at a US Senate hearing later this week to discuss what he believes to be the dangers of opening too soon. He stated we will see “needless suffering and death” if we act prematurely. Another prominent doctor supported this sentiment, stating that rather than America moving forward on a medical basis, “We’re reopening based on politics, ideology and public pressure. And I think it’s going to end badly.”

    • Show Comments

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    comment *

    • name *

    • email *

    • website *

    Ads

    You May Also Like

    Stimulus Stalemate

    FACTS As COVID unemployment benefits come to end later this month, the US Senate ...

    Biden Signs Order, One of 37 in First Week, to End Private Prisons

    FACTS President Biden signed an executive order last Tuesday which seeks to eliminate the ...

    President and First Lady, Covid Positive

    FACTS In a Twitter post just before 1 am on Thursday night, President Trump ...

    Biden and Sanders Join Efforts

    FACTS Presidential candidate Joe Biden has joined with Sen. Bernie Sanders to form a ...

    Christmas Day Bombing in Nashville

    FACTS The only known fatality in the Nashville, Tennessee, bombing on Christmas Day was ...

    Senate Democrats Block Republican Police Reform Bill

    FACTS A police reform “stalemate” may be at hand as Democrats and Republicans in ...

    GET LUCIDFIND TOP STORIES OF THE WEEK - ONCE A WEEK