Economist Alicia Sasser-Modestino warns against wishful thinking for a quick and easy return to business as usual, citing the slow return of furloughed workers and the growth of unemployment in the public sector. [Vox]
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The social distancing, shutdown of businesses, and other measures put in place to control the COVID-19 outbreak have worn down the patience of many Americans - myself included. But some communities have gone so far as to demand reopening on the steps of their state capitols. Our researchers dove into the economic and social conflicts at the heart of the pushback to America's COVID-19 response.