New Zealand’s last hospitalized COVID-19 patient headed home on May 27. It was also the fifth consecutive day the country reported no new coronavirus cases. Meanwhile, in the US, long-shot technology is viewed as the only escape. And that escape took the form of contact tracking delivered by Silicon Valley. Masks, temperature checks, government-endorsed contact-tracing apps, intelligence technologies, and citizens’ vigilance appear to be foundational to a risk-free reopening. Exactly how much death a first-world country is willing to endure to prop up the stock market is a question that future historians will forever marvel over.
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