“We want a good economy and public safety, but we are afraid if we open too quickly, or don’t have plans to adjust if spread recurs, we will have neither.” As states begin to reopen, twenty leading experts advise on how do it right. We stuck together to StayHome, now we can start together to OpenSafely.

+ Opening right means opening with accurate data. The Atlantic: The government’s disease-fighting agency is conflating viral and antibody tests, compromising a few crucial metrics that governors depend on to reopen their economies. “You’ve got to be kidding me. How could the CDC make that mistake? This is a mess.” (You’ve Got to Be Kidding Me is the working title of 2020’s memoir…)

+ In addition to data challenges, there’s the complexity of having different regions experiencing different phases. “Cities that thought the worst had passed may be hit anew. States that had lucky escapes may find themselves less lucky. The future is uncertain, but Americans should expect neither a swift return to normalcy nor a unified national experience. The excellent Ed Yong in The Atlantic: America’s Patchwork Pandemic Is Fraying Even Further.

+ And the reopening road will be as bumpy as a Bronco ride. Bloomberg: Ford’s Three Shutdowns in Two Days Signal Bumpy Factory Restart.