Congressman Michael C. Burgess on Balancing Public Health and the Economy
Texas congressman Michael C. Burgess says he remembers initially hearing about the novel coronavirus that would become classified as COVID-19 right around January 22, when China shut down public transportation in Wuhan and prohibited residents from leaving the city. Burgess—who represents Texas’s Twenty-sixth district, which includes the majority of Denton County and parts of Tarrant County—is the House of Representatives’ senior medical doctor, so he says he took a particular interest in the emerging virus. A few days later, he was briefed by public health officials in a members-only session in the House. Subscribe Apple — Google Play — Stitcher — Spotify “It seemed like a pretty bold step for any country, particularly the totalitarian Chinese government, to shut down a city of ten million people,” says Burgess,…View Original Post
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