An irresponsible statement to be sure, and unlikely to happen in any case.
But, in its own strange way, a reminder that we’re in the midst of Lent, the season of self-imposed privation — a time when we’re invited to forego, to practice living with less, to accept a small taste of discomfort as a reminder of the world’s great suffering.
It’s interesting how that message never comes through, isn’t it?
The epidemiological case for staying shut down tight seems pretty clear. Perhaps we’d better focus on that if we want to have any hope of returning to any semblance of normal life (economic as well as social) by Easter time.