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IPFS News Link • Pandemic

Preventing Liberty from Becoming a Coronavirus Fatality

• https://www.fff.org, by Ted Galen Carpenter

That development creates the danger that government measures designed to deal with a very real public health problem may lead to enormous collateral damage both to the economy and the freedoms that Americans take for granted.Governments at all levels have taken ever more extreme (even outrageous) actions in an effort to stem the outbreak. The governors of New York, California, and other states have issued orders closing most private businesses and requiring residents not engaged in "essential" activities to remain in their homes.  Nevada's governor greatly restricted doctors from prescribing an anti-malaria drug that Trump administration experts suggested held promise for treating coronavirus, because in the governor's opinion, such prescriptions might lead to hoarding.


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