Former CDC director: ‘The more we control the virus, the more we control the economy’


As our Search for Solutions series continues, Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the CDC during the Obama administration, tells TODAY that “there’s a false dichotomy … between public health and the economy.” He says that instead of “going back to normal,” America will go to “a new normal” marked by hand sanitizer, face masks and physical distancing to avoid kindling a new explosion of coronavirus.