May 4, 2021

DONALD J. BOUDREAUX: The Covid-19 Emergency Did Not Justify Lockdowns. 

While I believe that the evidence is now decisive that lockdowns were a huge mistake, my point here is not, strictly speaking, anti-lockdown. My point here, instead, is pro-science and good sense: Whatever the novelty and dangers of Covid-19, the novelty and dangers of Covid-19 lockdowns are at least arguably of the same magnitude. The dismissal of the unknown possible horrors of lockdowns in order to focus attention exclusively on the unknown possible horrors of SARS-CoV-2 is as unjustified by science as it is unpardonable as policy.

The lockdowns were trickle-down epidemiology serving the interests of politicians and the laptop class, as Boudreaux has been chronicling at Cafe Hayek.

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