I’m only using The Hill story as a reference point on the discussion of opening the economy.
Everyone, regardless of political affiliation, wants the economy back in whatever form it takes at this point in time. But something we found out in 2008 is tickling the back of the brain pan. The 2008 downturn/recession displayed how intertwined our economy is with the rest of the planet. It just seems to me that we are seeing the same kind of interlock in the US economy itself.
By opening in some places where the virus is limited or coming down, we would supposedly see improvements there. However, the economic drivers in this country are clustered in areas where we aren’t seeing positive change (yet). Reopening a restaurant in Boise, ID may not effectively work because it’s food suppliers are in California (example idea for argument’s sake). If the food supplier isn’t able to effectively open up, how will the Boise eatery get the food needed to open?
The nature of our interstate commerce appears to say it is difficult for area A to open if area B is not ready yet.
Or am I missing something?
Just a random, possibly rambling thought, about reopening things.