COVID-19 Won’t Go Away Soon, and Partisan Politics is the Culprit

View of Downtown Austin, TX from the Texas State Capitol Building. (Austin Price for The Texas Tribune)

Based on the results of the lockdown imposed across the country in March, it would appear that they are one of the more effective options to slow the spread of the virus. And naturally, once we lifted them, cases, and deaths, began to rise again. Now that we see the response to this uptick in cases is politically driven, its hard to see how another nearly nationwide lockdown is…