Anti-social-distancing protests were staged in numerous state capitals, featuring small groups of largely Trump supporters, some of whom were heavily armed (presumably to shoot the coronavirus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, but likely to intimidate the opposition) and many of whom demonstrated an incomplete understanding of history and spelling. The message seemed to be that the quarantine policies amounted to a rebirth of Hitler’s Third Reich, and that people should be free to infect each other, weeding out the weak and thus attaining “herd immunity.”