No, the Politicians Didn't Save Us from COVID-19
May 13, 2020
Writing at Reason magazine, Eric Boehm notes two trends revealed in data released by Apple and Foursquare.
Trend One: Americans began reducing their outings and social interactions before, not because of, "shelter in place" orders issued by grandstanding, opportunistic politicians.
Trend Two: Americans started coming back out and resuming something like normal life before, not because, those politicians started lifting those orders.
In other words, with COVID-19 as with everything else, government policy is a trailing, rather than leading, indicator.
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