Ron Klain, who led the successful Ebola response for the Obama administration, tweeted this: “I know we want to believe it is behind us; I know we want to believe it is over (or nearly so). But sadly, it isn’t. I said two months ago that the question would be whether the virus was more patient than people. I am afraid we are proving that out, right now.”
Beyond applying political pressure, there’s very little we can do to prevent certain red states from prematurely reopening. Beyond discussing it with those around us, there’s not much we can do to keep people from foolishly going out and risking their lives. All we can do is stay home and protect ourselves. The death tolls in these states will spike in a week or two, and we’ll do what we can to prevent these governors from covering up those death tolls. Then those states will presumably have to shut down again.