Well, the truly cynical (yup, guilty as charged!) might think, now that Biden is installed in the White House, that the need for the Covid virus has gone away.
But whatever the reason, the news that America is finally coming round to opening up is surely very welcome, as it puts pressure on the rest of the world to do likewise, and eases at least some of the relentless pressure applied to the population so far.
OK, release is bound to come bundled with unwelcome restrictions that the powers that be will want to impose in order to take us further into "the new normal", but the days of lock-down must surely be numbered when the even the worst of the miscreant governors in the United States all start singing from the same new hymn-sheet.
"we have actual experiments in openness right here in the US. Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and South Dakota have all been open since the spring of last year, with life continuing on more or less as normal. The results have been no worse and most often better than what we see in lockdown states. It’s almost as if the virus doesn’t care about your political solutions"
Even the WHO is playing its part to undermine the casedemic.
They say that the night is darkest just before the dawn. Or maybe the winter is darkest just before the spring.
Either way, this lock-down is doomed.