After the news broke that Governor Murphy could soon start looking at when we could possibly reopen the state, people couldn't help but get excited.

Governor Murphy said on Monday (4/20) that there's light at the end of the tunnel since the numbers of those diagnosed and hospitalized with COVID-19 haven't doubled since April 14th. The idea of closing the state and implementing extreme social distancing was mandated in an effort to prevent the hospitals in NJ from becoming both overwhelmed and overrun with patients. After a month of quarantine, the numbers are finally starting to reflect a downshift.

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While there are still new cases and deaths every single day, the doubling rate has finally begun to slow down. With that, Governor Murphy stated that he would look to formulate a plan for a gradual reopening of the state this week. He did say, however, for citizens not to expect everything to go back to normal overnight.

While some are itching for life to go completely back to normal sooner rather than later, a new poll conducted by both the Wall Street Journal and NBC News suggests that most people fear a reopening of their prospective states too soon for fear of a second wave of cases. In fact, 60% of the nation would prefer to remain in isolation rather than open up everything prematurely.

The poll shows that more people, now more than ever before in the last few weeks, trust all the information being released by their direct powers-that-be and the doctors in the forefront of the media. Specifically, 69% of people trust statements by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on the coronavirus while 66% trust their governors. Regarding remarks and information released to the public by Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, 60% of the country value his statements about the coronavirus and believe they're the most accurate.

You tell us.


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