The United States remained deadlocked in controversy over the most appropriate ways to handle coronavirus. While some states have begun to gradually ease restrictions, others are all too happy to keep lockdowns going for as long as possible. This comes in spite of rising dissent, lawsuits, and even reopenings notwithstanding the Executive Orders of governors.
Yesterday, Peter Navarro, the White House trade adviser, issued a dire warning about lockdowns. This warning occurred during a Fox News interview; put simply, Navarro stated that keeping indefinite shutdowns going is adversely impacting Americans in a less apparent manner than COVID-19, noted Breitbart News.
Navarro on the Danger of U.S. Lockdowns
The White House trade adviser cited depression, addiction to drugs, alcoholism, and suicides as dangerous and deadly consequences of shutdowns and job loss. Moreover, Navarro pointed out that each of the aforementioned consequences has the power to kill Americans, even if these killings are less direct or apparent than COVID-19 deaths.
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— Peter Navarro (@RealPNavarro) May 4, 2020
Later in the interview, Navarro also declared that President Trump is working to “thread the needle” while navigating through present times.
For his part, the president has cited the need to reopen America’s economy and get people back to work, albeit in a careful and strategic manner. Many governors who have begun lifting stay home restrictions in their states have first spoken with President Trump as well.
Reopening America for Business
All signs indicate that the United States is on the gradual path to reopening for business. Some states are moving at a more progressive pace while others drag their feet; however, supporters of indefinite shutdowns are not going to get their way.
This is apparent in not only protests and lawsuits against governors who continue lengthening lockdowns, but also as certain law enforcement officials refuse to enforce governors’ orders to stay home.
What do you think about the warning from the White House trade adviser? Does Navarro make some good points? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!