Agreed, that’s what I was alluding to in an earlier post. I just don’t see this being an issue come peak chase season. We simply cannot stay locked down that long and expect to have anything left of the economy, society or country. No way we aren’t in some sort of less-restrictive “phase two” by then.If we would all just get on the same page and do this for two or three weeks, it wouldn't likely be an issue for the core of chase season. At that point they could focus on mitigating localized cases and smaller scale stay-at-home directives instead of population-level directives like widespread stay-at-home orders for entire states carte blanche. One of the medical data analysts on the Sunday national press circuit opined as much. If the entire country just participated rigidly in extreme social distancing for a few weeks, that would flatten the initial curve. Once we saw a resurgence in late April or early May, the public health officials could by then roll out massive testing responses, feverishly (no pun intended) quarantine positive and suspected positive cases, and work on localized stay-at-home orders to combat the second wave on a more limited basis that did not impact the entire populace (e.g., only in metropolitan or local areas where there are still enhanced numbers of people testing positive). By that point we wouldn't even be dealing with region by region, haphazard protocols when the crux of chase season kicks into full swing. Like the Spanish Flu of 1918 and other pandemics, there will be resurgences and subsequent ebbs and flows, but that could be handled differently, at least in theory.
I was facing constraints on my chase vacation this year because of a huge work project, but now that looks to be delayed because of the virus crisis. So my schedule has opened up and my hope is I can get out there. Because who knows what will happen next year, this same project could create constraints on me in 2021 if it is delayed long enough.