In the land of the free where the constitutional rights of the people are above all else, and where the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the hardest, many are sick of being told to stay home. Protests against lockdown measures have occurred in 20 different states (as of April 26th) with hundreds if not thousands of people attending these protests, going completely against the advice of virtually every infectious disease expert to keep a safe distance from other people. As the number of cases in the US has surpassed 950,000, the protestors are, ironically, prolonging the need of the very thing they are protesting against: stay-at-home orders.
Policy Paper – Ryan Jacobsen, April 2020
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