Many of us have been going stir crazy while under home quarantine during the coronavirus lockdowns, and Democrat governors across the country refuse to ease up on restrictions even as other states do so.
So-called experts tell us the lockdowns were necessary, but at what cost? More than 33 million Americans are unemployed, small businesses are shutting their doors permanently, and the world's most thriving economy was brought crashing down.
In all the hype, we hear stories of other pandemics that swept through the United States: the Spanish Flu in 1918, the flu epidemic of 1967-68. Even the Asian Flu (yes, the other Asian Flu) in 1957. Thousands of Americans died, yet the country pressed on. Businesses weren't shut down, events weren't cancelled, people weren't required to stay indoors or wear masks, and life went on. Even in eras when medicine wasn't nearly as advanced as it is today.
So where exactly did this idea of the lockdown originate?