South Korea has been dealing with the virus for almost two months now, but their total number of cases is three times less than the number of new cases in the US yesterday alone and their total number of deaths is six times less than the number of deaths in the US yesterday alone.
It's entirely possible to contain the virus from spreading a second time here in the US, but we need to be proactive about it. There was reason to doubt we'd see what we're seeing now in the US, so I'm not trying to get into political finger pointing. We've seen it now, though, we know it's real and we know the harm it can cause to the population and the economy. Let's hit the reset button, get people back to work, continue the social distancing interventions, and test everybody that even thinks about showing a symptom. I don't care if you're out of breath because you just ran a marathon, are allergic to peanuts and just had a bite out of a PB&J, or are choking on a bone from a chicken wing, you're deep throating the swab.