It’s been less than two months since pressure to “reopen the economy” led some very foolish or uncaring politicians to demand, or in some cases order, premature removal of the constraints of social isolation. They claimed that the COVID-19 pandemic was under control and people could forget about social distancing and wearing face masks in public. Sure enough, a large number of mostly Southern and Sun Belt states relaxed restrictions. Bars, gyms, nail salons — you know, really essential places — opened their doors. Beaches were made accessible, and when Memorial Day came, so did thousands of people who happily ignored all those inconvenient safety measures.