Mostly peaceful protests are expensive. The $2 billion number is just for people who had insurance and doesn't count the deductibles. It also doesn't take into account the revenue losses from businesses that were burned down where all the jobs were lost. So what did we get for that $2 billion? I'm sure many of the looted and burned businesses won't return to the cities they were located in. I'm sure many businesses considering a move to many of the cities that allowed the rioting, looting and arson will now re-think moving into those cities. I'm sure people who do not have to live in the cities that allowed the rioting, looting and arson will consider getting the heck out of them. And it sure has hell damaged the reputation of blm and showed them to be the terrorist they are. And that's what you can buy with $2 billion.