Due to COVID-19, the government has definitely become more involved in businesses. But, this involvement is very much short-lived and it will not continue in the future. The reason is that state involvement for prolonged periods of time actually has more adverse effects than positive ones. In a capitalistic society, production and supply are driven by demand for such products. When the government gets too involved in terms of dictating what items are "essentials" and what items are "non-essentials", eventually there will be a significant gap in demand and supply. During the pandemic itself, such measures are key in making sure that hospitals and other essential businesses are supplied and cared for. However, if this were to continue, then ultimately businesses will see a continuous loss in revenue and governmental involvement will need to cease.