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Historian Philip Zelikow, head of the Covid Crisis Group, has written that the US has “lost the war on Covid”, which we fought “without an army or a battle plan”.How America Lost the War on Covid-19” April 24) But in fact, large US states have been ordered to lock down for several months; Schools in most parts of the country have been ordered to close; Travel restrictions and one-size-fits-all orders have been imposed on millions of people; And the media is almost unanimous in justifying the exaggerated warnings of the dangers of Covid by Anthony Fauci and other public health generalissimos.
However, as can be seen from the Marshall reference and the entire text of the essay, Mr. Zelikow believed that the American response was insufficiently authoritarian: no commanders were prepared to engage all Americans in an all-out, single-minded, continuous war against an existential threat. .
But there was another way, another “war plan.” It has long been accepted by public-health authorities In the year Until the Chinese government gave world leaders an example of draconian, nationwide lockdowns in early 2020. That other way was base-oriented protection. A great description of Barrington. Unfortunately, when the GDD was issued in 2010, In October 2020, governments around the world were determined to emulate Beijing’s aggressive response, while the public was bombarded with misinformation about the dangers of Covid and the effectiveness of lockdowns. That risk.
with Accumulating evidence that locks are ineffective even on their own termsIt’s fair to ask what the number of Covid deaths would have been if we had practiced focus prevention from the start. Of course, we’ll never know. But it is a complete mistake to think that the death toll can be reduced only by using earlier, tighter and longer lockdowns. Covid casualties are more likely to be reduced – and the economic devastation of lockdowns almost certainly avoided – with the opposite approach, one focused on protection.
Donald J. Boudreaux
Professor of Economics
Martha and Nelson Getchell Chair in the Study of Free Market Capitalism at the Mercatus Center
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030
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