The three months since the first American case of was reported have been a never-ending parade of grim statistics: death counts, fatality rates, the steady climb of cases reported and cities locked down.
Starting this week, Americans got a glimpse of a more optimistic set of figures: what it will take for the economy to return to normal.
So far, have announced plans to allow businesses to reopen and social life to begin to resume. Though they differ in specifics, each state’s strategy is based on quantitative metrics intended to demonstrate that the coronavirus is under control. In Illinois, Gov. J.B. Pritzker more than 80% of COVID-19 tests to come back negative. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo will allow