Reopening economy amidst Coronavirus is still dangerous

A sign announcing the temporary closure of a business due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many business owners are eager to open their doors as soon as they are allowed by their respective state governments.

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A sign announcing the temporary closure of a business due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many business owners are eager to open their doors as soon as they are allowed by their respective state governments.

Shin-Ling Yeh, Staff Writer

While COVID-19 is still dangerous, the economy has struggled throughout the whole world. About ⅓ of employees have been fired because of the virus.

The people who have been fired want governments to reopen the economy so they can earn money again to live a normal life. They think it can happen because the situation is getting better that fewer people are catching the virus than before, and scientists are trying to develop the vaccine.

I don’t think governments can reopen the economy yet, though. It is true that the situation is getting better right now, according to other countries’ cases, reopening the economy has to be done really carefully.

For instance, Korea seemed in a good situation about the virus until a few weeks ago, and the government decided to end social distancing. However, it caused a sudden rise in the number of people who have caught COVID-19.

Not only Korea, but many other countries got worse after their governments decided to turn citizens’ lives back to normal.

It is important to reopen the economy and let people live their normal lives, but I still think people’s safety is much more important than any other stuff. I hope governors make decisions really carefully and all citizens could stay safe.