As we approach the third anniversary of COVID, the number of world leaders who are admitting they mishandled the pandemic continues to grow.
Rishi Sunak, Britain’s prime minister, told the Spectator magazine last September that former Prime Minister Boris Johnson had wholly adopted “the fear narrative” and ignored the cost of lockdowns on health, civil liberties, and the economy: “The script was: oh, there’s no trade-off, because doing this for our health is good for the economy,” Sunak admitted.
Now Karl Lauterbach, a doctor who is the German health minister and who was the most prominent proponent of lockdowns in his country, concedes that many of the measures were “idiocy.” He says school closures were “a big mistake,” even though at the time he called for a suspension of schooling for at least a year.
But he said he believes Germany’s record “ would have been even better if there hadn’t been this constant politicization of the measures.”
Really? You mean the citizens should be criticized for getting the story right? If citizens won’t stand against government tyranny, who will?