Bars have been open where I'm at (Indiana) for months and months and months already. And you kinda can't wear masks in there. Indiana's infection curve looks exactly like Illinois' curve when Illinois had/has far more restrictions.Nowhere near enough vaccinated to create herd immunity, too cold for open windows and outdoor behaviour, and plenty of nutcases who'll throw away their masks and walk into bars with like minded people. This can only create huge outbreaks and people dying untreated in overloaded hospitals. When that becomes obvious, many will go back into isolation. Except for those who can't afford to not work. Thousands will die and the economy will tank anyway. You'd think a politician would understand how people behave.
The question is, when this fucks up, who will get the blame?