Even though freedom is its own wondrous virtue, even though freedom produces essential information that protects us, and even though free people produce the resources without which diseases kill with sickening rapidity, panicky politicians erased it in 2020 on the supposition that personal and economic desperation was the best solution for a spreading virus. Historians will marvel at the abject stupidity of the political class in 2020.”

John Tamny. Restricting Freedom Didn’t Defeat Covid. The American Institute for Economic Research. 15 May 2021. https://www.aier.org/article/restricting-freedom-didnt-defeat-covid/.