When we try to take stock of government choices that have made the Covid-19 epidemic so much more harmful than it need have been, it is hard to know what item will top the list.
The failure, shared by leaders worldwide, to keep infected people from entering the country and spreading the disease when the epidemic was still confined to Far East? The carnage in care home? The wanton undermining of the economy through an unnecessarily protracted lockdown supported by unaffordable state aid?
This extract is from Politeia’s Back to School! Preparation, Not Cancellation by John Marenbon, Dominic Sullivan and Louise Moelwyn-Hughes