U.S. Sen Maggie Hassan says although she is eager to get the economy up and running again, that decision should be based on science and data.
Hassan was among a bipartisan group of senators who spoke with President Trump Thursday about reopening the economy – a move Trump has been eager to get underway. Hassan spoke with The Exchange hours before that discussion.
“What experts tell us is that as we reopen the economy, the way we will prevent a further surge of this illness or a resurgence of it, and the need to then shut everything down again, which would also be disastrous for our small businesses, for individuals, for the whole economy, we will need to have a truly robust diagnostic testing system and public health resources to do contact tracing," Hassan said.
(To hear the full Exchange conversation, see below. )