The problem is that shutdowns are not a permanent solution. They are a stopgap to help limit the spread and more importantly to allow healthcare systems to ramp up and not become overwhelmed. It is not practical to stop our entire economy indefinitely until a vaccine is created, assuming one is possible and that mutation does not present other challenges. There's also more than physical health to consider, mental health problems are largely being ignored right now but suicide and depression are spiking as a result of social distancing and shutdowns. Some people will say its selfish to reopen and that we should all stay home to save lives but that ignores the very real damage being done to many peoples lives who are losing their jobs and income. That damage is weighed in the mind almost as much as the bank. And I say that as someone who doesn't have any income issues due to savings and a deemed essential job.
Like it or not people need money to survive in the society we have created and humans need to socialize. As a society we weigh the pros and cons of public safety vs other factors all the time. We do it for road safety, we do it for drug and food certifications, medical treatments/procedures and much more. The idea that we can't reopen because it might cost a life is totally unworkable and will cause more problems than it solves on a long time line, one we're arguably nearing or have already passed depending on who you ask.
Other countries have found acceptable middle ground between "muh freedoms" and "reopen = murder" sides. There's no reason we can't do the same. Reopen in phases with social distancing practices in places where it makes sense (public venues) and educate the public. Higher risk places where airborne transmission is easier (restaurants for example) need more measures taken. Direct government resources to testing, tracing and isolation of the infected. Direct more money and support to the groups most affected by the virus - the elderly and the immunocomprised. That's what has worked elsewhere and it can work for us too.
The real shame of this situation is how politicized it has become. I can even see it here with the usual Left and Right crowds going at each other instead of working together. No one can see the middle ground because they just look at everything and see their own biases apparently. It's easy to point fingers at the politicians but there is plenty of blame to go around.
Playing: Xenoblade Chronicles DE, Ys IX, God of War
Watching: Lupin, You me and the Apocalypse, Days of Thunder