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Guest View: Governor needs a plan for people to return to work

Series: Coronavirus | Story 30

Last updated 4/8/2020 at 11:31am

What is the end state to Governor Inslee's COVID-19 lockdown, which is now extended through May 4, 2020? Is this the last extension? No one knows. The lockdown order infringes on our civil liberties guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, and it is time to have contrarian discussions on alternatives to a draconian lockdown. Contrarian discussions are not meant to minimize any precious life lost to the disease, but to recognize that loss of life comes with economic devastation as well. A balance needs to be struck to minimize risk from both.

We all wish to minimize deaths caused by COVID-19, bu...

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