CNN’s political commentator Van Jones doesn’t agree with states opening so quickly. He feels this is virtually “a death sentence for communities of color.”
While some states are still suffering from high numbers of coronavirus cases and related deaths, particularly in black communities, some governors are easing imposed restrictions that were put in place to slow down the spread of the deadly virus.
“I think it’s incredibly reckless. And, you know, signing these orders is signing a death certificate for many, many, many people who do not need to die and who will,” Jones said on CNN’s Daily DC podcast. “I mean, it’s just the bottom line. You’re talking about states where they haven’t even flattened the curve.”
“It’s a death sentence for communities of color that are on the front lines of this thing already and have the least ability to deal with it.”