Update: 2 polls have been added to the bottom of this post.
The governor of California has ordered its 40 million residents to stay home to prevent the uncontrolled spread of coronavirus. They can still leave home to shop for essentials, but are ordered to do everything they can from home.
Despite having months to prepare, US hospitals are woefully short on tests, masks, and ventilators. We wasted the heads-up we had by denying that it would be a problem here.
The only option at this point is to lock down the country, rather than the trickle of additional daily restrictions.
Whether it’s for a minyan, school, Pesach, or any other plans people had to travel, for the sake of our community and our country, everyone needs to stay home and save lives.
Let’s follow Israel’s wise lead and get it over with. The time for a nationwide lockdown is now.