Former VP Joe Biden has a plan for reopening the country.
In a New York Times op-ed published Sunday, the former VP called for a series of aggressive steps before the country can “reopen more businesses and put more people back to work.”
Biden wrote that we should continue social distancing while utilizing the “full powers” of the Defense Production Act and establishing widespread testing.
“As we prepare to reopen America, we have to remember what this crisis has taught us: The administration’s failure to plan, to prepare, to honestly assess and communicate the threat to the nation led to catastrophic results.”
“We cannot repeat those mistakes.”
He also stressed the need to make sure hospitals are ready for “flare-ups of the disease” that may occur when economic activity expands again.
“Things will not go back to ‘normal’ right away,” Biden wrote. “As public health experts have said, we should expect activity to return gradually, with sites like offices and stores reopening before arenas and theaters.”
Read the full op-ed HERE.