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US public is ‘firmly opposed’ to opening the economy immediately

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Tables are marked off for social distancing at Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries Monday, April 27, 2020, in Nolensville, Tenn. Monday is the first day Tennessee restaurants can reopen with reduced seating and social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

“People are highly supportive of the social distancing measures—they’re not ready to reopen the economy yet,” says Prof. David Lazer. A study with Northeastern, Harvard and Rutgers universities indicates the public is opposed to a rapid reopening.

A total of 23,000 individuals across all 50 states were surveyed. Results are largely bipartisan, and also indicate that the majority of people do trust scientists and expert over government authorities and the media.

Read more over at News@Northeastern.

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