There’s no way governments can make everybody better off and nobody worse off. From Becky Akers at lewrockwell.com:
The scamdemic has been an exercise in totalitarianism from the start, with the government controlling every response. From testing to masks (as well as other such “mitigations” as “contact tracing” and the ever-shifting rules on quarantining) to information about the alleged pandemic to The Jabs, Leviathan has managed all aspects of the USSA’s overreaction. “Ah, but what about the drug companies and their development of the vaccines?” a fascist will smugly ask about government’s fourth branch. The question answers itself. In fact, any person or institution promoting solutions that didn’t further empower Leviathan has been persecuted, silenced, “cancelled.”
We see the despotism even more clearly when we imagine our reception of COVIDCon without Leviathan. Picture a truly free America, one lacking municipal, county, state and federal masters lording it over us. What happens when a new germ debuts in China? (Yes, I know: it wouldn’t have, absent the sociopaths in DC. But work with me here.) Doctors—uncorrupted by Medicaid and Medicare, independent, and competing to provide the most accurate warnings—would have analyzed the actual science (not Anthony Falsi’s version of it; indeed, that criminal would be digging a ditch somewhere or, more likely, dead because a victim he’d assaulted shot him). They’d quickly realize the illness threatened only their unhealthiest patients and advise them accordingly. The rest of us would have continued living our lives.
Instead, politicians and bureaucrats dictated our answer to COVIDCon—and mighty few Americans objected, “The Constitution never grants any administration power over disease!” But even if most Patriots had protested, we lost that fight decades ago, when the Communists–sorry, Dimocrats foisted Medicare on us (and some might argue the surrender occurred far earlier than that). Virtually everyone accepted the regime’s implication that not only could it cure COVID, it should—even though this meant enduring the State’s usual and notorious faults. For example, scarcity: tests for the (likely non-existent) virus have always been in short supply. The current dearth of the ballyhooed “at-home” kits are nothing new: early in 2020, lines around the block at “testing sites,” all under the jurisdiction of departments of health, exemplified Leviathan’s utter ineptitude.