FAST FIVE: Should Governments Save Lives Or Jobs Amid Pandemic?
Should Governments Save Lives Or Jobs Amid Pandemic.
Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious disease expert, cautioned against reopening too early, stating that the virus could spiral out of control resulting in increased suffering and death as well as a setback on the road to economic recovery.
You will find more infographics at Statista Edelman analyzed public attitudes to both approaches in a Spring Update to their Trust Barometer.
33 percent of respondents said it is becoming more important for the government to save jobs and restart the economy than to take every precaution possible to keep people safe from the virus.
In China, where the coronavirus intitially took hold, 56 percent of respondents said the authorities should focus on saving people while 44 percent want the economy reopened, regardless of the impact on citizens.