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Rolling the Dice on Public Health to Reopen Economies Amid COVID-19

New infections from COVID-19 in some jurisdictions after the easing of lockdown orders are assumptive of a gamble governments take with public health in order to appease those yearning a quick reopening of economies.  

Across the United States (US), Europe and Asia, an antsy populace having endured weeks of non normal stay at home orders as a pushback against the Novel Coronavirus and its pandemic disease, COVID-19, have been seizing on their governments' intents to reopen economies by taking full privileges to venture outside and to return to work even as the virus remains in full effect. Worldwide infections now stand at 4.2 million people and deaths are approaching 285,000.

New flares up have been recorded in South Korea, in Wuhan, China, in Germany and in the US. But rolling the dice on public health amid COVID-19 could spell dire consequences for some jurisdictions.

While most governments suffering re-flareups as they attempt to reopen their economies in an uncharted time, could experience a mere pause in restarted economic activities, risks still remain toward the full re-halting of economies and the delivery of greater blows to already bleeding incomes and production.

Healthy populations are needed to run successful economies, therefore, any gamble against public health could yield even more crippled economies.