I am a retired Residue Chemist living in NC. I have no formal training in biology and found the article devastatingly good and interesting. I agree with your assessment of the current situation facing the Country. My simple mind views it this way; because there’s no “end-game” to it, in what universe would anyone see that sacrificed human life's is important enough to reopen communities where the outbreak is lethal
I look forward to reading about your insight as it becomes available.