Lowry: Lock-downers Are Moving the Goal Posts
Besides which, people are capable of making their own decisions. They decided to stay at home before the state formally told them to. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the movements of people began declining in mid-March, well before the statewide stay-at-home order.
The reverse is also true. If they are still afraid of the virus, people aren’t going to return to normal, whether their states are formally open or not.
In a better world, the lockdowns wouldn’t have merely avoided the worst but crushed the spread of the disease. That hasn’t happened. We will be engaged in a Dance for some time, even if one faction in our national life only ever wants to wield a Hammer.