The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly released a document this week on its website outlining recommendations for reopening restaurants, mass transit, schools and child care programs across the U.S.
It cautioned that not all businesses and institutions should reopen yet — depending on the number of coronavirus cases in their areas — and instead recommended an approach in three phases, each more permissive than the last, provided rates of transmission do not spike.
China and South Korea — among the countries best at curbing infection rates, according to Haseltine — began easing lockdowns last month, although China re-implemented lockdowns in some areas last week because of upticks in infections.
Across Europe, some of the hardest-hit countries, such as Italy and France, also began easing restrictions in recent weeks.President Donald Trump’s recent threats to withhold federal funding from two states over plans to make absentee ballots available to all voters has captured the public ire of an NBA legend.
Bill Russell tweeted a direct message to Trump on Thursday sardonically reminding the president that the coronavirus pandemic is still ongoing, saying he doesn’t want to risk his life to vote.As MassLive points out, Russell has been highly critical of Trump in the past. The Celtics great tweeted a direct repudiation of the president’s infamous “s---hole countries” remark in 2018 and once called criticism from Trump “the biggest compliment you can get.”
More recently, Russell had mocked Trump’s declaration that he was “number one on Facebook” amid a pandemic as “selfish.”