Overheard: Quarantine fatigue.
Observed in the media: Mass gatherings sans safety precautions in every state.
Fact: COVID-19 never left. It's busy killing people in the hundreds daily, and cases of the novel coronavirus are rapidly going up in 18 states during the last 10 days.
No end in sight: With no vaccine available this pandemic is not just going to magically disappear no matter how much Trump wishes it will.
The choice of "being free" comes with the possibility of death.Covid-19 still stalks our streets and when people choose to go out, especially without face masks and social-distancing, they risk dying, or of infecting someone they know.
The country unofficially reopened too fast. Protests and cabin fever led the way out of the safety of partial quarantines, and rolled out the perfect conditions for super spreader events.
There's no turning back. Not a politician in this land would dare to shut down the economy again. Especially in an election year.
Regardless of how many lives are lost to infections, socializing and going back to work weighs more towards making the final decision than one's health. We humans are imperfect beings.