The U.S. government’s response to the coronavirus has been polarizing, with some pundits arguing that the government did not act soon enough, and others praising the federal government for being proactive in banning travel from China and Europe, among other things.
While the coronavirus pandemic has tested Americans’ trust in government, it has also served as a test of the government’s trust in Americans. When the virus forced the U.S. economy to largely shut down, most Americans were willing to play ball, and have strongly supported mitigation efforts. However, concern is mounting that the government is going too far in its effort to slow down the virus, and it could potentially cost the country a united response in the future. (RELATED: FLASHBACK: Jan. 21: Fauci Says Coronavirus ‘Not A Major Threat’ To U.S.)