This is the correct take. What made sense in January, based on the evidence anons had in January — which was taking up a hyper-aggressive stance to prevent the spread of an *unknown* virus / bio-hazard into the West — makes zero sense now.
The virus is *known* now + frankly not that deadly — certainly not to the younger people *most* affected by the social and economic impact of the measures (we are told) are designed to contain it (which are really about expanding State authority + control further into our lives).
Think about it: The virus “getting out of control” used to = hospitals overrun + running out of ventilators — but then it turned out that sticking people on ventilators was killing them.

So what does “the hospitals getting overrun” actually mean now?
I’m not really sure what “gets out of control means now” — people die + get maimed from all sorts of things but we don’t shut down the country for it.
For example, road accidents happen + people die but we accept these as collateral damage for necessary / convenient transportation / independence.
But the thing that’s happened with Covid, which the State is exploiting, is that it’s become an anchor point as a thing that it’s *unacceptable* to die from — even though it’s apparently less lethal than back in January / February.
This has opened it up being used as a pretext to expand State control — and make incursions into every aspect of our lives, while atomising is further — aka never let a “crisis” go to waste.
If State wasn’t *primarily* aiming to expand control — with any mitigating “impact” of *slowing* the virus merely a second order effect — it would simply heavily subsidise *actually* vulnerable people + enable everyone else to get on with their lives as *normal*.

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