According to a new report, the stay at home orders issued in the early days of the pandemic in major cities ended up saving roughly 250,000 lives. The relatively quick action taken by leaders in these days should have been replicated by others, but instead the stubbornness of elected officials lead to thousands of unnecessary infections and deaths. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced