1) If the virus will spike now if we get things moving again, what stops it from spiking a month or two from now if we wait; the whole time watching businesses go under.
2) If we want to save hundreds of thousands of lives each year, all we have to do is quarantine because the Coronavirus isn't the only one killing people. We could stop almost all the deaths each year from the common flu. So why don't we do this? Because it would be outrageous. People would lose their cars, homes, etc. Maslow's Hierarchy of Human Needs says it all. Without economic stability, the virus isn't going to really matter. Some people would welcome death.
3) This might sound mean but there's always collateral damage. It was always a guessing game by each country around the world as to how many people would die. Every single country is trying to figure out how far they can push shutdowns before they'll experience an economic collapse. Economists aren't agreeing on the timeframe, it's once again a guess.
4) It's easy for people who aren't living paycheck to paycheck to sit back and want a longer quarantine period and say it's selfish for others to want to get back to a "normal," life. All the retail and restaurant employees who are now out of work, still have to pay car loans, rent, utilities, etc. Do we have the right to bury them financially? Seems like we'd be taking away their pursuit of happiness.
5) Telling restaurants they can re-open at 50% capacity will bankrupt some of them. They need to fill as many tables as possible over the weekend to stay afloat. Some stores in the mall will close down because their rent is extremely high and they can't survive without solid traffic. Only allowing customers to trickle back into the malls won't work.
6) We're all going to suffer much more than what we think at this point. What our government did to "protect," us from the virus is going to have a horrific impact in our local economies. The dominoes are falling and we have no where to hide.