Polls so far suggest the most people are for a prudent, not reckless approach to opening up the economy and country. Thus, we shouldn’t give the handful of protest actions demanding an end to social distancing last week undue significance. Let’s see if they continue and, more to the point, grow in size and scope.

The best way to cut the grown from underneath this thoroughly reactionary movement is to press Congress to pass a series of stimulus packages that forcefully address the financial needs of states, cities, and tens of millions of Americans who are social distancing, not to mention provide the necessary resources to combat the virus.