Shut down, start over, do it right

Add your name to stand with the hundreds of health professionals who have joined U.S. PIRG in calling for the country to hit the reset button.

Of all the nations in the world, we've had the most deaths from COVID-19 -- almost 150,000. At the same time, we're in the midst of "reopening our economy," exposing more and more people to coronavirus and watching numbers of cases -- and deaths -- skyrocket.

Economists have gone on record saying that the only way to "restore the economy is to address the pandemic itself." Public health professionals have made clear that even after we've contained the virus by staying at home, in order to reopen American cities and towns safely, we'll need the testing capacity, PPE, and medical supplies to keep it contained.

We need to shut down, start over, and do it right.