by Robert E. Wright
The American Institute for Economic Research
I notice lots of folks on social media pining for 2021. Don’t kill the messenger, but 2021 could be much worse than 2020.
Coronavirus restrictions could get worse.
But how? Covid-19 came close to causing a legitimate crisis only in the New York City area and there only with “help” from Governor Cuomo’s kill people in nursing homes policy. Not that they needed much help as the virus has killed mostly the frail and elderly and according to one study people who normally would have died of the flu a year or two ago had not the last two flu seasons been relatively light. Moreover, death counts have been confusing, with documented instances of people dying in motorcycle accidents and from terminal cancer being counted as Covid-19 fatalities.