The curve is not sufficiently flattened and few regions have met their own criteria for opening up. And yet, opening up they are. The market seems jubilant. Politicians seem pretty confident. And the experts seem confused by the disconnect. I suppose that makes me an expert. Consider these three headlines: WaPo: Trump cheers on governors even as they ignore White House coronavirus guidelines in race to reopen. NYT: Models Project Sharp Rise in Deaths as States Reopen. Politico: Trump and governors shrug off White House guidance. So we’re opening even though we shouldn’t open and most people don’t want to open; the White House is shrugging off the advice from the White House; and while every model shows us headed for a storm, the administration is winding down its coronavirus task force. Steve Bannon once argued that the way to defeat the media is to “flood the zone with shit.” I suppose that makes me Roto Rooter, but even I can’t make sense of this tsunami of sewage. In a recent study in San Francisco’s Mission District, 90% of the people who tested positive have been leaving their homes for work. So that makes now a good time to send people back to work? Of course, there are many variables and I wouldn’t want to be responsible for making these choices. But it would be nice to have a hint of an idea of why we’re making (or failing to make) various decisions. If there’s a bright spot to this confusing overload of information it’s that—if recent history is any indicator—there won’t be a test.