There is no way to sugarcoat this: The pandemic is out of control in the US. On Friday there were over 181 thousand new cases. Eight days before that, we had just passed 100 thousand new cases for the first time.

With the tremendous surge in new cases, an equal surge in deaths will follow in a week or two. We know how to solve this, as has already been done in Australia, South Korea, even in China, but we won’t.

What is wrong with us? Do we have no will to live? Do we really not care if hundreds of thousands of people die?