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WATCH: What’s the Key to U.S. Economic Recovery? Testing, says this Nobel Prize Winner

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — As millions more Americans file for unemployment amid an economy crippled by COVID-19, many states are lifting restrictions and reopening businesses. But is that the correct approach to reviving the U.S. economy?

NewsHour’s Paul Solman talks to Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Romer about weighing costs and benefits and why “there are no good alternatives” to making COVID-19 testing ubiquitous in the U.S