Madness is defined as doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result.
Governments everywhere locked down their states, destroying local economies and throwing millions of people out of work. Just lately, after gradual re-opening, states and counties are now mandating that everyone wear a mask in the presence of “strangers”; in offices, factories, restaurants (when not eating), stores (including grocery stores), and even homes, for the express reason of containing the spread of the virus.
In spite of the above, the virus continues to spread. Every single state, locked-down or not, reports more cases of the disease caused by the virus, every day. It is a rare day that no new cases are reported. People continue to die of the disease caused by the virus. Every day, and everywhere, new cases and deaths are reported.
This looks like the lockdowns and mandatory mask-wearing are ineffective in containing the spread of the virus. Government edicts (not laws handed down by legislatures) issued to contain the spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus are obviously not working.
But what do governments do? They double-down, triple-down on the efforts that have proven ineffective!
Madness, just madness. There may come a time soon when those edicts will be defied by large numbers of citizens.