Despite what some on the Left claim, the problem is not the institutions. The problem rests in those who are charged with temporary custody of them.
Even when the first rounds of mandated shutdown occurred, most Americans were willing to listen because they wanted to flatten the curve of infections, and because there were set periods of time for those shutdowns. They knew things would be tough, but were willing to take on their role. But two weeks of quarantine became three or four; and then suddenly the winter became the spring, and the amount of virus information — sometimes seemingly contradictory — surged.