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Businesses reopening amid coronavirus must understand, mitigate risks: Johns Hopkins doctor
Public health expert on debate over relaxing coronavirus restrictions
Dr. Tom Inglesby, director of the Center for Health Security at Johns Hopkins University, joins Chris Wallace on ‘Fox News Sunday.’
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As some states open for business amid the coronavirus pandemic, Director of the Center for Health Security of Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health Dr. Tom Inglesby warned that businesses that choose to reopen need to understand the potential risks that come with the decision and need to make plans to mitigate those risks as best they can.
"As we ease up on social distancing measures and economies begin to very carefully reopen, we are at risk of recurrence or re-spikes in the illness," Inglesby said. "Everyone needs to be aware that, even as we're beginning to open up again, there is a clear chance in a rise of cases in states that are doing that."
He adds that it is important to keep in mind that "wherever we are in the epidemic, this virus is going to be with us until we have a vaccine", so states should carefully monitor factors like hospitalization rates, ICU rates and death rates as businesses reopen.
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