Bobby Jindal: How the COVID-19 pandemic will change us

June 24, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is changing everything. Liberal partisans confidently predict the pandemic conveniently confirms their long-held beliefs about the need for a larger and stronger central government, with less discretion for local and state governments, much less private actors. They decry Trump for not setting one-size-fits-all federal policies on testing and reopening and belittle the ability of everyday people to make risk-benefit decisions for themselves. The Left argues the so-called self-evident need for a single-payer health system to test and treat millions who might otherwise infect others, especially as record-high unemployment rates threaten employer-provided health insurance. Though COVID-19 will certainly have long-lasting impacts, liberal pundits should temper their predictions with a dose of reality…

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