@NPR — Health Experts Urge A Shutdown Do-Over As #COVID19 Cases Surge

(NPR) — In an open letter, a coalition of doctors, health experts and teachers are calling on officials to step back from the push to reopen the economy, saying leaders need to “shut it down, start over” and “do it right.”.

A campaign led by doctors, health researchers and other health experts calls to shut down parts of the country again in order to get the pandemic under control.

In an open letter to “decision makers,” a group of doctors, scientists, teachers and nurses say leaders need to “shut it down, start over” and “do it right.” The letter, which has been signed by more than 1,000 health professionals, says that means more testing and contact tracing, mandatory masks in all situations, more personal protective equipment and a ban on interstate travel.

“Our core argument is that, unfortunately, the first time we did this, we didn't do it right,” said Dr. Krutika Kuppalli, an infectious disease physician who signed the letter, in an interview with NPR on Wednesday.

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