Social distancing does not destroy the coronavirus. The pathogen is with us now, will be so in six months, a year from now and beyond. The purpose — the only purpose — of social distancing is to slow rates of exposure thereto, thus limiting cases to manageable levels

Sparsely populated states were never beyond manageable levels — states like the Dakotas, Utah, Idaho and Wyoming — and with the exception of about five states, most of America is ready to return to work.

An atmosphere of 24/7 emotion, political propaganda and less-than-adequate knowledge has made a bad situation more damaging than needed.

Lillian Gardiner