Trump Team Preps Plans to Reopen Economy That Depends on Testing
The White House is developing plans to get the U.S. economy back in action that depends on testing far more Americans for coronavirus than has been possible to date, according to people familiar with the matter.
The effort would likely begin in smaller cities and towns in states that haven’t yet been heavily hit by the virus. Cities such as New York, Detroit, New Orleans and other places the president has described as “hot spots” would remain shuttered.
The planning is in its early stages. But with encouraging signs that the outbreak has plateaued in New York after an aggressive but economically costly social-distancing campaign, President Donald Trump and his top economic advisers are once again boldly talking about returning Americans to work.
Larry Kudlow, the director of the National Economic Council, said Tuesday on Fox News that reopening might begin within four to eight weeks.