The virus doesn’t care about Trump’s ambitious goals. From today’s NYT:
“With more parts of the U.S. starting to reopen, many people will be tempted to look at the data this week and start proclaiming victory over the virus. But this week’s data won’t tell us much. It will instead reflect the reality from early May and late April, when much of the country was still on lockdown”.
“The data are always two or three weeks old,” Ezekiel Emanuel of the University of Pennsylvania told me. “And we have a hard time understanding that things are different from what we’re looking at.” Crystal Watson of Johns Hopkins University told The Associated Press that we wouldn’t really know how reopening had affected the virus’s spread for five to six weeks”.
So, by July it may be more likely that we see body bags stacked on top of each other in refrigerator trucks than people standing on top of one another at Trump’s precious golf tournaments.