Elites seem divided on reopening the country. The mass public? Not so much.

Polls tells us that most Americans prioritize combatting the disease

It is tricky to talk about the trade-offs between keeping the country locked-down and letting it open up. On one side, there is an assumption of some degree of moral deficiency that comes when one argues that business closures are causing more harm than good—that an economic crisis might cause more damage than the lives lost from a pandemic. On the othe…

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