Maintaining the current lockdown in the US would only make things worse, asserts John Lee of The Spectator. It is crashing the economy, causing far more damage than the virus could. Around 99.9% of infected people recover. Of those who have died, 90% had pre-existing conditions. While the lockdown may prevent some infections, once it ends that may have been for nothing. People who aren't getting infected now might just get infected later. Countries that had harsh lockdowns might see new waves emerge as traveling resumes. The economic downturn resulting from maintaining the lockdown is going to cause great damage to health; we must end it.
The current lockdown should stay in place until the COVID-19 situation gets better, argues Brian Resnick of Vox. The vast majority of Americans have yet to be infected and develop immunity. Ending quarantine measures could allow the virus to spread rapidly. We need to conduct more testing, contact tracing and isolate infected people more effectively. States just aren't doing enough testing to accurately analyze the spread and handle new outbreaks. For now, staying in isolation is the best solution. The number of infected is finally reaching its peak; we still need to continue lockdown measures to ensure that the virus's spread is curtailed.