The measures should have been less restrictive and more appropriate to the danger. It has never been the disease with 30% or more mortality rate. During the first wave of Covid-19, which was dangerous mainly to the old and chronically sick people, the following safety measures would be sufficient:
- masks in crowded enclosed spaces,
- limit on customers in shops and audience in cinemas, theatres, museums, restaurants etc,
- quarantine imposed on sick people and those who had contact with them,
- regular testing of vulnerable people
That would be sufficient without the need to close everything down and making a large number of people unemployed. For medical experts health care could be a priority. The government should have other priorities as well, that is avoiding the economic crisis. It's extremely hard to care for your health if you remain without the means to live.
No, that wasn't my point. My government passed the law which allowed doctors to replace face to face visits with phone sessions. The result was that nobody, even seriously sick people, could consult a doctor, except for phone calls. The examinations and therapy sessions were cancelled, even for the patients with cancer. Mind it didn't apply specifically to quarantined people (such approach could be justified) but to everybody. And it looked like that only in the public health care. The private clinics functioned normally. I had to visit an allergologist because I had chronic and advanced hives. Without the access to the doctor, I remained without meds. So I went to the private clinic, paid cash and I could forget about covid. Hell, I didn't even have to wear a mask.