May 20, 2020
How to get America back to work

“Is it not the toughest component of opening up the ability to get people back to work in some function? I mean, the dignity of work, the value of work, what it means to a family, obviously the income. How hard is it to differentiate between opening up school systems, athletic facilities or just getting people back to work?” asks veteran columnist Mike Barnicle of Dr. Richard Besser, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, during a Morning Joe conversation about the process of reopening American after the coronavirus-related lockdowns across the country. Listen to Besser’s response here about how the way forward is slow, methodical and requiring good, comprehensive data systems to understand what’s working and what isn’t.