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COVID-19 is a disaster. I get that. I see one potential long term benefit, however.
In Michigan, there is a generation of high school students learning that totalitarian nanny statism is extremely undesirable. I think they are learning a visceral dislike of being told what to do and not to do by the government. Freedom is becoming more loved by its absence.
Progressivism is much more attractive in theory than in practice. Instead of hearing of the wonders of theoretical progressive government, they are experiencing the pain of actual progressive government. I am hoping this painful lesson will have a long-term political impact.