Disseminate worst-case scenarios, taking care to ignore the dubious assumptions that go into modeling while vilifying anyone, no matter how well-qualified, who refuses to ignore them. Emphasize the (alleged) benefits of a draconian government response, taking care to...
R.I.P. Stephen F. Cohen
How interesting that the people most worried about Trump's authoritarian personality demand draconian government responses to the pandemic. Love of power must trump fear of Trump.
Lockdown doesn't cripple "the economy." It cripples people who are trying to live. Strictly speaking, there's no economy. There are people interacting in particular ways regularly.