[Ed. – Something is going to go wrong no matter what we do. We’re already experiencing suffering and death as consequences of locking down. People are dying every day from lack of non-COVID medical care that they would otherwise be receiving. There’s a foolproof way to make 100% sure no one dies of the coronavirus, and that’s to just kill everyone right now. The reason we don’t do that is the same reason we mustn’t let “avoiding the virus” be the highest priority for everything we do.]
The U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert issued a blunt warning Tuesday that cities and states could “turn back the clock” and see more COVID-19 deaths and economic damage alike if they lift coronavirus stay-at-home orders too fast — a sharp contrast as President Donald Trump pushes to right a free-falling economy.
“There is a real risk that you will trigger an outbreak that you may not be able to control,” Dr. Anthony Fauci warned a Senate committee and the nation as more than two dozen states have begun to lift their lockdowns as a first step toward economic recovery.
Move too quickly and “the consequences could be really serious,” he added. It not only would cause “some suffering and death that could be avoided, but could even set you back on the road to try to get economic recovery.”