MarketWatch – President Donald Trump seems to think that we might be better off if we all resumed our normal lives in three weeks. He’s getting tired of having a weak economy. However, if all the businesses opened back up, the scientists tell us, the coronavirus pandemic would certainly spread quickly throughout the population, with 100 million or more infected.

To be clear, ending the lockdown isn’t within Trump’s power; that’s a state and local issue. But as president, he sets the tone for the whole nation.

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