That wasn't Trump's Covid response. Trump would let them party it up, indoors, unmasked.
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You're pretending that if the government lifts restrictions then everyone is just going to go back to how life was before. I am in Georgia. Some people go out. But most people are still staying home. Or at least staying home much more than they were before.
The government has lost control of the response, and that is Trump's fault. A majority of the population has no faith in what the government tells them to do. So even if the government says "it's safe", most people are still going to stay away. The proper response was to show real leadership. To shut down (if necessary) to stop the spread of the virus and buy some time. To then put the infrastructure in place to allow the country to adapt to the virus and limit its spread until a vaccine could be developed. And to provide leadership so that everyone knows what the "right" thing to do is. Conservatives were able to accomplish none of that.
We shut down, but not long enough so it just paused the spread of the virus, did not knock it back. They did not put proper infrastructure in place so that there would be wide access to testing and PPE when states did open back up, and to put into effect track-and-trace programs that are actually effective at preventing the spread of epidemics. And they provided no leadership. Even within his own administration, Trump cannot give out a consistent message on whether people should be wearing a mask or not. He threw everything back on the states and told them that it basically was not his problem, that they needed to handle it themselves. And he politicized the issue, insulting and demeaning anyone who had a different opinion than him on the best way to handle it, instead of trying to convince and compromise.
I cannot blame the average American if they decide not to wear a mask. Because they have not been given a consistent message by this conservative administration on whether they should or not. They have basically been told that they have to choose who to believe, decide for themselves who is an "expert". So, once things ARE better, once we have the virus under control, what do you think is going to happen? Hopefully we have Biden as president at that point because he actually knows how to be a leader, how to put out consistent messaging. But, if Trump is President, then people will still stay home EVEN AFTER IT IS SAFE. Because they won't believe conservatives when they say it is safe, because conservatives have set the expectation that people in position of authority should not be believed (mainly because conservatives have lied and been inconsistent and wrong so much).
The way to have the country recover economically from the coronavirus is to make people feel confident that it is solved, or at least under control. Nothing else is going to bring the majority of people back out of their homes. And Trump and the rest of the conservatives have COMPLETELY flubbed that aspect of it. And the economy will pay for the conservative incompetence for years to come. Your best bet is to move to an actual "great" country (that actually had a competent response to corona so will have a fully functioning economy much sooner) like countries in Europe or in Asia. If they will take you. Most of them don't want Americans any more.