We know more than we did when we initially locked down, and what we know is that COVID is a rarely lethal, primarily asymptomatic virus that disproportionately affects specific vulnerable demographics. The likelihood of overwhelming the healthcare system during future periods of emergence is slim, given it has yet to happen.
However, we know that the likelihood of 2nd and 3rd order effects lockdown measures like bankrupting small businesses, disruption of essential supply chains, and denial of essential non-COVID healthcare is certain because it’s happening in real-time.
That’s one helluva expensive “insurance” policy.
As for “, no one gets it right all the time”, that’s true. But its reasonable to expect that our leaders would course correct when new information becomes available, not double-down.
We’re not still blood-letting, after all. (Or are we?)