Coronavirus spikes in regions with strict lockdowns re-ignite debate over effectiveness

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
By Paul Martin

Some doctors and statistical analyses are re-evaluating the effectiveness of extreme lockdowns after a new wave of infections.

By Daniel Payne
August 17, 2020

Coronavirus infection rates are spiking in countries and some U.S. communities that imposed strict pandemic mitigation policies, including lengthy lockdowns and stay-at-home orders. The dynamic is raising fresh questions about how effective those measures ultimately are at halting the spread of the virus.

Governments worldwide began instituting far-reaching laws and executive orders earlier this year in concerted efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Following the Chinese government’s lead in that country’s Wuhan province, governments in Europe and North America, including most U.S. governors, imposed quarantines, stay-at-home orders and lockdowns, shuttering much of the world’s economy and ordering tens of millions of people to remain in their homes for months.

In many countries, gradual economic re-openings were accompanied by careful, staggered “phases” in which restrictions were lifted, and sometimes re-imposed, according to the level of viral spread in the community. Many governments also ordered citizens to wear masks in public.

Authorities have argued that these policies were, and continue to be, successful at stopping or slowing the spread of the virus. Yet recent spikes in places where lockdowns have been strictly imposed for months — from Australia to Great Britain and California to Hawaii — suggest that such measures may have more limited effect than health authorities initially anticipated. The benefit in easing crushes on hospitals has been touted by many but the long-term ability to stop the spread of the disease remains in doubt.

It’s a debate that likely won’t be settled for at least another year but has found new life in the recent resurgence of cases worldwide.

“A lockdown might delay severe cases for a while, but once restrictions are eased, cases will reappear,” Johan Giesecke, the former state epidemiologist for Sweden and the former chief scientist at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, argued in May.

“Measures to flatten the curve might have an effect, but a lockdown only pushes the severe cases into the future —it will not prevent them,” he added.

Bloomberg News recently published a column earlier this month entitled “When Lockdowns Don’t Work” that garnered some attention, as did a study in the Lancet online journal EClinicalMedicine, that concluded “government actions such as border closures, full lockdowns, and a high rate of Covid-19 testing were not associated with statistically significant reductions in the number of critical cases or overall mortality.”

Professor Mark Woolhouse, an infectious disease expert at Edinburgh University and a member of Great Britain’s Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies, has sounded concern that the mitigation efforts had more effect on slowing the global economy than crushing the virus. “When the reckoning comes we may well find that the cure turned out to be far worse than the disease,” Woolhouse was quoted in the Daily Mail.

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One Response to “Coronavirus spikes in regions with strict lockdowns re-ignite debate over effectiveness”

  1. A.L.

    We know this Is a psyop and the numbers are a LIE.

    Regarding masks, the Surgeon General even went on record saying that wearing masks will increase your chances of getting the virus.

    Dr. Anthony Fauci himself stated in an article he coauthored in The New England Journal of Medicine titled ‘Covid-19 — Navigating the Uncharted’, “This suggests that the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%.” The numbers Are A Lie. The virus may or may not be real, We are lied to constantly by these people who have an agenda of Global Control and ‘they’ will lie to The End.

    Connecticut public health laboratory confirms nationwide coronavirus tests are flawed, creating huge spike in false positives
    Wednesday, July 22, 2020

    Be Careful about ‘their’ tests, they may give you and yours COVID-19: CDC’s failed coronavirus tests were tainted with coronavirus, feds confirm –

    This is nothing more than irrational fear used to control people, at any time, as supposed new strains of this or that boogeyman can arise and even without symptoms in the host, and now you can supposedly be an international threat to humanity, for just existing, UNLESS you COMPLY… And the vaccine is meant to ‘change’ Our DNA.

    “Are You Ready For Coming Events?”


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