Yes, I totally agree with this.The trend up and down in the curve needs continuous monitoring and adjustments to the amount of social interaction recommended and measures taken to dampen upward trends to keep us near peak health care resource utilization without going over the peak.
Yeah, leadership has to earn the trust of the people. But that seems to be a much bigger problem in the US because of the extreme politicization of the issue. Having so many politicians and ordinary citizens bound and determined to flout sensible safety precautions because they're trying to make a political statement makes it a lot harder to manage the epidemic.Strong recommendations for caution, social distancing, mask use etc are fine, but the way lockdown was implemented in most areas was arbitrary and actually made people complacent about their own part in protecting their own health. Also, people seeing the arbitrary nature of what was left open for business vs what was shut down leads to contempt for the authorities trying to implement the lockdown.