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As states debate whether and how to reopen in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, local and federal officials are starting to realize that we may have to reopen without reaching the public health milestones outlined by medical professionals.
Avik Roy joined the show to talk about his new report on how to reopen the US economy even if the pandemic endures. He discusses why America must reopen sooner rather than later, realistic timelines for vaccine and therapeutic development, and how countries such as Sweden dealt with the coronavirus without a full lockdown.
Avik Roy is the president of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity. After training as a scientist at MIT and as a physician at Yale Medical School, he worked at Bain Capital and for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign as a health care policy advisor.
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