But you actually do speak to some of my hopefulness when you talk about the question of "permanent damage". Not that I want permanent damage!
Let's not jump off a balcony to see whether our ankles or knees are weaker.
I think you are to optimistic about 2020. Look at the kind of people who get elected: if America is rolling on the ground with a broken ankle some are definitely going to exploit that for personal gain. And if "now that we see the weak points we'll fix them" was a valid assessment, we wouldn't have elected Donnie at all.