At the beginning, the very beginning, the hide-in-your-basement, stock-up-on-bottled-water, shut-down-the-world-the plague-is-here panic made sense.
But within a few weeks, even as the United States and Europe had just begun lockdowns, anyone paying attention could see the cure was worse than the disease. In our desperation to control Covid-19, we had done more damage to ourselves and the world than the virus ever could.
By then, though, it was already too late.
- From Pandemia: How Coronavirus Hysteria Took Over Our Government, Rights, and Lives by Alex Berenson