Former CDC director Dr. Richard Besser said on MSNBC Monday that one of the problems in the U.S. coronavirus pandemic response is the “clash of messages” across the country.
He told Katy Tur that the rise in cases among young people is notable, but added, “Young people don’t stick with young people. They have contact with elderly people, they have contact with essential workers who may be at greater risk of having severe infection. And so there’s a lag.”
Tur noted how some places are currently postponing or rolling back some reopenings and asked, “Is it going to be too late if we are playing catchup with the spread of the virus?”
Besser said states have to base reopenings on “the