By framing it this way you are buying into the messaging of the authoritarian leftists who want to restrict everything and replace a real economy with government handouts, which you then have to apply for and which can be revoked if you aren't a good boy. Oh wait I was gendering you. It's isn't a matter of "the economy" as an entity consisting of stock prices and balance sheets, it's our entire way of living: you go where you want, including to a non-approved store if you want, to buy some non-approved items, which there's no one to tell you it's a non-approved item anyway, and no cop doing a search to see if your bag contains non-approved items, and a populace that would rightly refuse to let a cop search your shopping if one were to demand it.
I can't believe you people, and by you people I mean virtually all people. You've long accepted that you can't hire who you want, have to rent to who they want, work for who they want, do business with who they want, buy only approved items, and submit to being stopped and searched, and your property stolen at gunpoint by any cop who feels like it. You've accepted that you can't say certain things (and they don't give you a list because they want the chilling effect upon speech) and have to say certain other things. Now you have to behave according to government decree: stand this far apart, can only leave the house for an approved length activity of an approved type, and jump through all kinds of hoops and then sit up and beg for a treat from your master, and you have to wag your tail just right or you won't get any more.
Here's what's coming: inflation, probably hyperinflation; widespread poverty; more asset seizures since they have to pay for things somehow and there aren't enough people working to pay the higher taxes that are coming; brand new taxes no one thought of before; and a permanently reduced standard of living and inhibited and restricted way of living.
There are all these articles praising people for being dutifully obedient. Some of them spin this as people being responsible but it's nothing of the kind: people who smoke cigarettes, incur excess debt, drink too much and take too much of their drugs of choice, text and drive, don't vote in local elections, and couldn't tell you who their elected representatives are didn't become so responsible overnight: They are servile. They submit. They surrender.
Why are there so few servings of media criticizing the lockdown and none at all suggesting that people ignore or resist it?
The scary and horrifying thing to me is, you all want this. You don't want freedom and independence. You want to be slaves. You hate freedom since you never had any and it scares you. You've become so psychologically stunted that you hate freedom and those who have it.
You read 1984 and took it as an instruction manual. You not only don't mind Big Brother, you want it.