With Washington silent, states are torn between saving bars and stopping coronavirus

Without a national plan, stopping the spread of the virus competes with economic survival for the industry.

With America struggling to get the coronavirus under control and Washington deadlocked over new relief measures, states face a difficult choice: open the businesses most likely to spread the coronavirus, especially bars and restaurants, or keep them closed and risk a wave of bankruptcies.

Public health officials, including Drs. Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx, have blamed indoor dining, drinking and social events for seeding summer outbreaks. And a new study released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that people who tested positive for COVID-19 were twice as likely to have dined out recently as those who tested negative....


RSK: I believe you cannot or should not close down these types of businesses. However, here in Dane County they are limited to 25% capacity. Even this won`t be enough to save many a restaurant or bar.
Ken Notes: Does it seem likely that those who "dine out" have a different lifestyle than those who do not. This suggests it is not the dinning but the fact that there are more personal contacts among this group. Lets not blame the businesses, lets challenge the activities across the board....

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