It is April 27, 2020. Governors from around the country are working on (or implementing) plans to open their states from COVID-19 restrictions. Georgia opened up this past weekend.
Meanwhile, the United States will pass 1 million cases today (as of this morning, we are at 988,000 cases, according to worldometers.info). We have experienced 55,461 deaths. Approximately 2500 Americans are dying every day during this month.
For perspective, America lost 58,220 people in the Vietnam War, which lasted 19 years (1954-1973). We will lose more Americans to the COVID-19 pandemic in one month that we lost in a 19 year war.
Think about that, the next time someone asks us to open up a state so that they can get a car wash.