While we’re under lockdown from Wuhan Novel Coronavirus/Covid-19, there are a number of items where our government bureaucracies have actively impeded the situation:

I’ve had a semi-insider’s view of how FDA regulations slowed down medical innovation in the U.S. for decades. That of course cost lives, but mostly via a hidden, slow-burn of terminal conditions that could have been solved if we’d only been a little bit faster. During a pandemic, we’re finally seeing just how much our the glacial speed of our bureaucracy kills.