COVID-19 continues to dominate headlines as cases and hospitalizations have risen significantly in some parts of the country, including Texas, over the last month. This COVID spike bears watching, but a sober second voice is needed to temper the universally alarmist media coverage. “Doctors say the US is in a ‘free fall’…” reads a recent CNN headline. We most certainly do not.
In some hotspots, a “dimmer switch” may be needed to pause reopenings when needed. Yet we can’t — and needn’t — turn the lights off on the economy again. Schools, beaches, and most businesses can reopen.
Stay-at-home orders have severe health consequences of their own.
Read the full op-ed on Townhall by Dr. Katarina Lindley, D.O. FACOFP, a physician in Brock, Texas and a partner of the Job Creators Network Foundation.