“Six to eight weeks. For proof, look at Germany. Or Thailand. Or France. Or nearly any other country in the world.” This is the most perplexing part of the whole pandemic. We know if we shut things down the right way, there’s relief on the other side. Without doing the right thing, we have months of uncertainty. NYT Editorial Board: America Could Control the Pandemic by October. Let’s Get to It. Wouldn’t this be an October surprise that would make everyone happy?