“Human beings are prone to negativity bias and herding behavior. During this pandemic, governments exacerbated rather than eased an out-of-proportion, fear-driven reaction to the pandemic. Actively fueling hysteria has exacted terrible economic, social, mental health, and educational consequences without providing demonstrable relief from the effects of Covid-19.”
Brownstein, B. How and Why Government Creates Disease Panic. American Institute for Economic Research. 24 February 2021. https://www.aier.org/article/how-and-why-government-creates-disease-panic/.