It’s not enough to evaluate the short-term consequences of a policy for one small group. If you want to know the long-term consequences or the real consequence of it, you look at the long-term effects on everybody.
The political entrepreneur succeeds by using the implicit violence of government to cripple his competitors and harm consumers. The market entrepreneur, on the other hand, makes his fortune by providing consumers with products they need at prices they can afford.
With apologies to Frédéric Bastiat, this is how his great essay "The Seen and the Unseen" might read if applied to the current government-forced lockdowns forcing business owners into bankruptcy across America and the world.
While the legislation introduced in the US Congress remains fiction under a Republican executive and senate, the Brussels initiative will become law unless there is considerable opposition from EU member states.