A Warning Unheeded
Lockdown triumphed over logic -- you know the rest
In April 2020, as COVID-19 hysteria enveloped New Mexico, most of the nation, and much the world, D. Dowd Muska wrote a column suggesting that lockdown policies might do more harm than good. Reviewing the history of politicians’ overreactions to small (and sometimes even nonexistent) risks, he cautioned that negativity bias can be deadly “when wielded b…
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