A few quick thoughts. First IFR is a very difficult measure to make since it is tough to come up with the denominator. There are lots of estimates out there and that article is on the low end. Second if a very large number (the entire population) is multiplied by a small percentage, you still end up a large number. And we saw this with mortality numbers for Covid in the pandemic where at about every age it was top 2-5 in cause of death. And that was with all the efforts to limit spread and improve immunity with the vaccine. The morbidity and mortality of a do nothing approach would be much greater.
I think one can make a solid argument that we should have had a less aggressive public health approach and for a shorter period. I don’t think there is a good argument that its morbidity was greatly exaggerated. This was a pandemic that needed some sort of public health strategy in its maiden voyage through the population.
People who are in power are in power because they crave it. They have a lust for power that’s only satisfied by controlling their fellow humans.
That’s why our constitution is written to limit that power
Any “emergency” is a perfect excuse for them to crush the freedoms they despise
Any politician/bureaucrat who pushed for or implemented business closures, lockdowns, church closures, travel restrictions, mask mandates, or vaccine mandates should be banned from holding office/removed from their jobs and have their wealth confiscated to compensate their victims