I think it’s fair to surmise most Americans are sick and tired of this pandemic. Nearly 200,000 people are confirmed to have died of COVID-19, and about a thousand more die every day — a tide of carnage not seen in this country in decades. More prosaically, wouldn’t it be nice to not bother with masks every time you’re at the grocery store? Or go to a restaurant, or a bar, or a concert, or meet up with friends and family, without fearing for your life or the lives of others?
If we want a return to something like normality as soon as possible, the most important thing is whether Donald Trump remains in the presidency.