MI and PA Lockdowns Show the High Price of Government Overreach
Originally published at RealClearHealth
It’s official, COVID-19 is no longer a crisis. According to a recent Axios poll, only nine percent of Americans believe COVID is a serious crisis. Yet the economic destruction caused by lockdowns lingers. Nowhere is that more obvious than in Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Gov. Tom Wolf wielded immense emergency powers to shut down large parts of the economy, actions unprecedented in the 246-year history of the United States.
According to federal data, just 11 states have more jobs than they did at the start of the pandemic. Meanwhile, another 20 states are down less than three percent and could easily recover their jobs this year if current trends hold.
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