We found out very early, about one month in (April 2020), that these lockdowns, school closures, and mask mandates were devastating and killing people, and we shifted the burden to the poor in our societies who were least able to shield and be locked down.
In the COVID restrictions, we lost our civil liberties and essential rights, all based on spurious ‘science’ or worse including, opinion, speculation, supposition, and whimsy. Governments just refused to listen, refused to read the data and science, and were blinded to it.
These blatant lies severely hobbled and essentially doomed the U.S. pandemic response from February 2020 onwards. That response continues today under the new administration, which is being advised by illogical, nonsensical, and simply incompetent holdover advisors as well as new ones.