The Jobless Rate Went Down Slightly as COVID-19 Cases Rose. Here’s Why That’s a Bad Omen

Dr. Russell Medford, chairman of the Center for Global Health Innovation and Global Health Crisis Coordination Center, explained to Salon that there is a direct relationship between America’s ability to defeat the pandemic and its ability to experience a lasting economic recovery.

“The progress (and setbacks) we achieve in defeating the COVID-19 epidemic directly impacts the current and future economic health of the country,” Medford explained in writing. “The greater the confidence the American people and American businesses have in federal, state and local science- and evidence-based policies that recognize that COVID-19 and the economy are intertwined, the greater their confidence will be in safely resuming near-normal activities.”

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