Closing beaches now is borderline hysterical. The more epi studies come out, the more we learn that the risk of outdoor transmission is minimal. It's not hard to stay 6 feet apart from another person on a beach, clever camera angles notwithstanding. t.co/k3zUgVzSAF
— Patrick Ruffini (@PatrickRuffini) April 30, 2020
UPDATE: “Newsom seems to be out of step with even the worst governors of other states. Even New York City, the most hard hit area, isn’t trying to close down Central Park completely. Moreover, you can pick up signs that elite opinion—that is, the superstructure of the decisions of followers like Gov. Cuomo—is starting to shift ever so perceptibly to opening the country back. There’s no better sign of this than NY Times columnist Tom Friedman, who wondered in his Tuesday column whether Sweden’s much more permissive quarantine is a better idea than what we’ve done.”
Meanwhile, Elon Musk is not amused.