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The Guardian quoted Dr. Richard Jackson, professor emeritus of environmental health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, on California’s plans for a slow, phased recovery, where re-openings will vary across the state, in contrast to other U.S. states.
Some California businesses on Friday began opening their doors for business – at least partially.
As states and counties across the nation contend with pressure to lift the stay-at-home measures that have destroyed local economies, California is taking an especially cautious approach, walking a fine line between political and economic pressure to reopen and the public health imperative to stop the spread of disease.
Public health experts told the Guardian that while no US state was equipped with enough coronavirus testing and surveillance to feel fully confident reopening, California’s slow, piecemeal recovery plan ≠ though far from perfect – seemed like the least risky option.