Economies don’t work when many people are ill.  This should be obvious, but isn’t to many people here and elsewhere. There is now a sustained attempt to portray government measures to fight Covid-19 as irrational bullying. We are bombarded daily with tales of economic woe and demands that the government “see the light” by allowing the economy to operate as it pleases.

The pressure seems to be working.

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