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Must We Kill the Economy to Kill the Virus?

Patrick J. Buchanan, Creators

The U.S. is rightly using extreme measures to meet the threat and control the virus, with the elderly sick foremost among the threatened. And we need to do so without killing the economy upon which scores of millions depend. Clearly, America was unprepared for this pandemic. How long can the shutdown be sustained if the necessities of life for the unemployed and unpaid begin to run out? Is it necessary to create an economic and social crisis to solve the medical crisis? If the medical crisis is allowed to induce an economic crisis that leads to a social crisis, the American political system, our democratic system, may itself be severely tested.