What does the U.S. need to do to tackle COVID-19?


A Yemeni supporter of the Huthi movement holds a poster of slain Iranian major general Qassem Soleimani during a demonstration in Sanaa on January 6, 2020 to denounce the US killing of the top Iranian general and Iraqi paramilitary chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. – Soleimani and al-Muhandis were killed in a US drone strike near Baghdad’s international airport, sparking fury in Iran and Iraq. (Photo by MOHAMMED HUWAIS / AFP)

The United States is now facing more than three million coronavirus cases, and around 132-thousand deaths. The U.S. economy is also struggling to recover, with tens-of-millions filing for unemployment benefits since the pandemic began. As infections rise in southern states, what can the U.S. to reduce the spread and stabilize its economy?

Mike Walter spoke with Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Romer to get some answers.