Now that most states have shut down temporarily to combat the coronavirus, our greatest enemy is our own impatience.
The measures taken over the past two weeks in 37 states and parts of eight more hurt. They kill off businesses that are critical to the livelihoods of millions of people. They throw millions of Americans out of work and off their health insurance.
And for a little while longer, it won’t even be clear if they’re doing anything.
“We have sacrificed so much already, but it feels like nothing is working. That’s because it takes weeks to see results. We …