Some people are saying that we must choose either to save lives or save the economy (and implying that only the heartless would choose the latter). This is a false choice.
Lives are at stake either way. If we allow the economy to crash and burn to save lives at risk from COVID, we’ll lose lives via suicide, faltering medical care, violence, etc. It’s just that the lives at risk from the virus are more visible and accessible to the media right now.
Let’s get real and stop hurling slogans at one another.