Circuit Breaker

My friend in Singapore tells me they call their quarantine efforts the “Circuit Breaker.” I think that is far more accurate and positive than calling it a “Lockdown,” which sounds like prison. I’m going to adopt their term, which keeps the focus on the public good.

The virus is a real test for the United States. Political propaganda has worn at this nation for decades, attributing anything associated with the public good to “Socialism,” and anything attributed to greed and personal accumulation “Freedom.” Of course, neither are true.

Nor is it true that this is a lockdown. It is a circuit breaker.