US Surgeon General Jerome Adams said the US is now in a better position to reopen because it has more tools at state and federal levels to combat a potential resurgence in COVID-19 cases, though he admitted that reopening still poses risks. Hospitals now have more protective equipment and ventilators, the public is practicing social distancing and other safeguards, such as wearing masks and washing hands, and infection rates have slowed due to the shutdowns, Adams said.
US now in a better place to reopen, surgeon general says
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