A Spanish study revealed that the lock down or stay-at-home orders implemented by governments around the world may not have worked.
It was expected that the stay-at-home orders would reduce the spread of the virus, but the study revealed that people who were considered essential in Spain, and allowed to go to work, actually had a lower infection rate of 5.3% than those who were required to stay-at-home 6.3%.
And remember essential workers included hospital and nursing home staff who were regularly exposed to the coronavirus.
This even included those over the age of 60, with those following quarantine orders having an infection rate of 6.1% compared to those who weren’t with an infection rate of just 4.8%.
BREAKING COVID-19 antibody testing in Spain estimates ~5% infected
-Those in quarantine trended toward a higher infection rate than those working (6.3% vs 5.3%)
-Higher rate of infection in those OVER age 60 (6.1% vs 4.8%)
Challenges the idea that lockdowns protect the elderly pic.twitter.com/Uh2W49AV45
— James Todaro, MD (@JamesTodaroMD) May 14, 2020
Didier Raoult is Director of IHU Méditerranée Infection and similarly tweeted that these stats should cause people to reconsider the effectiveness of lock downs.
The study also showed that about 5% of Spain’s citizens were infected with the virus. With a population of about 47 million, this means that approximately 2.4 million had COVID-19 with the vast majority (80%) having minimal to no symptoms. This would significantly lower the COVID’s death rate in that country which currently sits at 10% based on 28,700 deaths and just 282,400 tested cases of the virus.
A similar thing showed up in New York, when a survey of new COVID patients coming into hospitals revealed that 66% were part of the stay-at-home group. READ: REVEALED: 66% of New York state coronavirus hospitalizations are people staying at HOME and NOT essential workers – which begs question: Does lockdown even work?