The False Promise of Perfect Virus Control

Source: Brownstone Institute
by Paul Frijters, Gigi Foster, & Michael Baker

“The Great Panic gave rise to many claims about how new technology and new means of using it would allow governments to control the socioeconomic system and therefore the virus itself. … All up, hundreds of billions of dollars were spent on a large set of technological ‘fixes’ during the Great Panic, making many consulting and technology firms far richer than they were pre-Covid. The general lesson is that most of these technologies were expensive failures. … The impossible promise of perfect control continued throughout the Great Panic. It seduced governments and populations alike, and still does. Traces of this false promise will probably survive its end.” (09/09/21)