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Moving past 'invisible enemy,' Trump nudges nation to reopen

Posted at 10:56 PM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 21:32:35-04

For weeks, the Trump administration played up the dangers of the coronavirus as it sought to convince Americans to disrupt their lives and stay home. Now, as President Donald Trump aims for a swift nationwide reopening, he faces a new challenge. He needs to convince people that it’s safe to come out and resume their normal lives. That’s a political imperative for Trump, whose reelection likely rides on the pace of an economic rebound. And it’s a defining question for the nation as a whole: Can the country move beyond a crippling fear of the virus and return to some modified version of its old routines?