Ready or Not, the Lockdowns Are Starting to Give Way

People wearing protective face masks walk in a park, during the spread of the coronavirus disease. March 29, 2020. (Jorge Silva/Reuters)
Some states are formally ending them, and people are going out more regardless.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE O n April 14, I asked if we were finally turning the corner on the COVID-19 crisis. Deaths were holding steady, and experts said we were at or near the peak.

“In the coming week or two,” I prayed, “we’ll hopefully see deaths decline.” I further guesstimated that “mass lockdowns can last at most about a month longer, until mid May.”

One out of two ain’t bad, I guess, especially when the one you got wrong was the one you set up with “hopefully.” Deaths have not come down even three weeks after I wrote, but there are many signs the lockdowns are


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