Reparations advocates wish to tax countless millions of Americans descended from people who only arrived in the US after slavery was outlawed, and thus couldn't have possibly been responsible for slavery.
GDP can be increased through both government spending and printing new money. So, naturally, once lockdowns end we'll see a big rebound in GDP. But that doesn't tell us if the private sector is actually better off.
Americans were once harangued by government "experts" about the need to slow down on highways in order to save lives. Few listened. Today, laws demanding everyone "stay at home" may suffer a similar fate.