Washington, DC – (May 20, 2020) — On Thursday, Job Creators Network (JCN) will run an ad in the Wall Street Journal with the headline, “Dr. Fauci, We’d Like a Second Opinion” (to see the ad, click here).
The ad consists of a letter to Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, urging him to consider the voices of other medical professionals who are raising the alarm about the broader negative health consequences of the lockdown.
“We know that you have America’s interests at heart but fear your limited view is causing too much unneeded pain,” Alfredo Ortiz, JCN President and CEO, tells Dr. Fauci in the letter. “The unemployment rate is currently 14.7 percent, the highest level since the Great Depression… According to one survey, about one-third of small businesses won’t be able to reopen…The economy is certainly a concern, but so is the health of all Americans not threatened by the virus. The shutdown has broad health, economic, and societal impacts that have been largely overlooked in the official reopening debate…This is not a question of life v. the economy. The real choice is Life v. Life. Shutting down society was intended to flatten the curve and prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed. It has achieved these goals at immense economic and social cost…By using strategic testing, tracing, and smart business innovations, we can isolate the few to protect the many instead of isolating the many to protect the few.”
On May 11, FoxBusiness.com ran Mr. Ortiz’s op-ed, Reopen America smartly, let small businesses jumpstart the economy. To read the op-ed, click here.