Covid-19 is another in a long series of pandemics that have been part of the human experience. Somehow we managed to cobble together the idea of freedom in any case. The most recent serious pandemic of 1968-69 is almost forgotten today – and was hardly paid attention to at all at the time but for the medical professionals who treated it. It was deadly and serious. In those years, we also experienced extraordinary advances in politics, technology, and the arts. We did not shut down.
Based on an article by Jeffrey Tucker.