Clarkson must be disappointed that, in light of social distancing requirements, all of his producers are standing well outside of punching range.
Let's go ahead and expand this post, because an earlier reply by Joshua deserves some additional discussion.
Oh bloody hell americans
Outer Worlds was not supposed to be a documentary.
In one of my public admin courses, the question necessarily comes up, "How much [money] is a human life worth?" From the perspective of morality and ethics, its a question that's somewhere between difficult (if you favor a utilitarian system of ethics) to absurd (if you favor just about any other system). Even in grad school, students don't ever have a quick answer for the question. In public administration, though, you need an answer to that question, since if you find yourself heading a government agency and a **** up results in one or more deaths, you'll need to know how what might constitute reasonable monetary compensation for those who survive the dead.
And the precedent available by way of American civil jurisprudence (wrongful death lawsuits and the like) says that a human life is worth about $20,000 to $30,000. There's lots of high-profile exceptions for public figures, but for your average working shmuck, $20k - $30k is the value of a life. Paltry and despicable, yes, but let's just keep that $30k figure in mind for a moment.
If half of the United States population gets infected with COVID-19, and one percent of the infected die, then by the end of the outbreak, that will be ~1.65 million dead. Put a pin in that number too.
Right now, the current COVID-19 economic relief package being debated in Congress is for $1.5 trillion, and if the crisis drags on longer, further relief packages may be necessary. Getting really morbid, how many deaths would it take--at a value of $30k each--to amount to a greater cost than $1.5 trillion? Fifty million.
Someone's looking at the actuarial tables and thinking to themselves that it's cheaper to let millions die by trying to return to business-as-usual by Easter than it is to continue with current (or more extreme) containment measures and provide the economic relief that those measures necessitate. And given the figures at the head of the federal government, making or rubber-stamping decisions, I suspect that kind of ultra-simplified math, stripped of any human context is quite appealing.
So "Back to business by Easter," easily translates to, "Working class lives aren't worth saving."