The Health and Economic Tradeoffs of Reopening America

May 1, 2020

More than 1 million people in the U.S. have contracted COVID-19 and at least 30 million have been thrown out of work by policies to slow the spread of the virus. And now, local and state officials face tough choices when it comes to reopening communities and the economy.

In this Call with the Experts podcast, RAND researchers consider the health and economic effects of relaxing social distancing restrictions. Here is an edited transcript of this call.

Jeffrey Hiday from the RAND Office of Media Relations moderates.

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