Fears of a resurgence of the novel coronavirus are dominating the news and spooking financial markets. The flare-ups bear watching, and preparing for, but the original lockdowns were never going to eradicate the virus short of unacceptable economic pain. The unhappy but inevitable truth is that Americans will have to learn to cope with the virus, which means trial and error and more individual responsibility.
There’s no denying the flare-ups, even if some in the media almost seem to enjoy the rise in cases and hospitalizations in Arizona, Florida, Texas and other hot spots in the South and West.
More spread was inevitable once states started to relax their lockdowns, and they are going to continue until a vaccine exists. But they also need to be put in context.
Coping With Covid-19
Original source: The Wall Street Journal
June 25, 2020