When it came to debating the morality and prudence of COVID lockdowns, their proponents had an ever-growing death toll statistic on their side. Those who feared the dark side of coerced lockdowns lacked the advantage of a dedicated government stat.
A second round of lockdowns will assault an America already suffering from widespread unemployment and a fragile economy. Even worse, round two is likely to last longer than round one, bringing an even larger economic and social toll.
Faced with declining city budgets, harsh future COVID lockdowns, and more riots, many residents and business owners in America's core cities will likely decide the cities aren't worth the trouble anymore.