The “lockdown” that started in March was intended to “flatten the curve” so hospitals didn’t get overwhelmed. This would “buy time” for the federal government to get containment measures in place – testing, tracing and isolation – so we could reopen the economy. The “stimulus” was to help businesses and people get through that time.
But the federal government didn’t get containment measures in place. The terrible history of what happened instead will be remembered.
And now the virus is spreading out of control, the stimulus is running out and tens of thousands of us are dying.
No one knows where this will go. It is just a horrifying situation.
Elections have consequences.