CLOSE National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci says there is ‘no doubt’ we will see new coronavirus cases as the country reopens. (April 28) AP DomesticCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom likens the process of emerging from the lockdown required by the coronavirus to turning the lights back on, saying the state won’t abruptly flip a switch but instead slowly rotate a dimmer.For some states it might be more like enduring a series of power outages.Dozens of states have decided to reopen businesses amid a pandemic that has claimed more than 56,000 American lives. But although they’ve also established a number of conditions for restarting, public health experts question their ability to monitor and handle the inevitable increase in cases that will follow.If the surge is strong enough, some may have to reimpose the social distancing restrictions that devastated their economies, making for a herky-jerky approach to recovery.“I think they’re playing Russian roulette,’’ said Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus at the University of California-Berkeley and an authority on infectious diseases. “They’re hoping obviously that reopening the states is not going to lead to increased cases. They have no way of monitoring the answer to that question until


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