HealthDay Reports: Top Health Officials Warn Against Reopening as Millions More Americans Go Out
A new report shows that millions of Americans are now going out in public again — about 25 million more people went out on an average day last week than did during the six weeks of lockdown across the country.
Top Health Officials Warn Against Reopening as Millions More Americans Go Out
WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Even as the country's top health officials testified to Congress on Tuesday about the dangers of reopening too quickly, a new report shows millions more Americans are now venturing out in public.
About 25 million more people went out on an average day last week than did during the six weeks of the U.S. lockdown, a New York Times analysis shows.
From March 20, when states began urging people to stay home, to April 30, when many states started easing those restrictions, 43.8 percent of U.S. residents stayed home, the Times analysis showed.
But last week, only 36.1 percent of Americans stayed home. The biggest drop in share of people staying home was in Michigan, where stay-at-home orders are actually still in place, the analysis showed.