May 3, 2020•166 words
It's emerging that some people feel restless about the government-imposed quarantine. They want to get on with their lives. We all do. This coincides with governments in at least half of the states in the U.S. loosening restrictions. I think that's good. I think people have internalized the message and more than 66,000 dead people in the country speak for the gravity of the situation. We'll get to 100,000 before summer and I don't see most people happily going into the streets any time soon, government-mandated quarantine or not.
It's hard to spin 60,000+ deaths. Unless, of course, it turns out that your aunt was a paid actor all along.
My guess is that at least half of the people who were feeling restless under the stay-at-home orders will remain mostly at home even after restrictions are eased. Human beings just don't like the sound of the word "no." Now, their bluff will be called. The government response flattened the curve, fear will keep it flat.