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If the lockdowns worked, why …

Let me finish that sentence, if the lockdowns worked why does Britain, the country with the strictest lockdown rules in the western world, also have one of the highest COVID death rates. The reason is obvious, lockdowns don’t work.

Breitbart explains:

People in the United Kingdom live under one of the strictest lockdowns in the world, an Oxford observatory has found, but this appears to have had a questionable impact on health outcomes for the country, which has one of the highest known coronavirus fatality rates worldwide.

The global ranking of ‘government stringency’ in responding to the coronavirus, compiled daily by the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government, makes the United Kingdom out as the strictest lockdown nation in the Western world, scoring 86 out of a possible 100. Only Eritrea, Venezuela, and Lebanon score higher globally.

The rating, which weighs up new public health restrictions — such as stay-at-home-orders, mask mandates, and school closures — but does not consider the effectiveness with which the rules are enforced, also sees other European nations score highly. Following the United Kingdom’s fourth-place ranking globally is the Republic of Ireland on 85 points out of 100, Germany at 83, Italy at 82, and Spain at 71.

The United States is down the rankings, indicating a higher level of freedom, at 68 out of 100 points.

READ: Britain Leads the World: Harshest Lockdown in West, But Significant Death Rates

Study after study is showing the same thing:

READ: Blue States’ COVID Restrictions Are Killing Jobs, But Not The Virus

READ: Lockdowns Not Linked With Lower COVID Death Rates, New Study Finds

READ: New study: Coronavirus lockdowns don’t save lives

READLockdowns DON’T work, study claims: Researchers say stay-at-home orders made no difference to coronavirus deaths around the world – but prior health levels DID

READCOVID-19 death rate is 75% lower in states that didn’t lock down: WSJ

READ: The Results of Europe’s Lockdown Experiment Are In

READ: COVID Lockdowns Have No Clear Benefit vs Other Voluntary Measures, International Study Shows

READ: California Has the Strictest Lockdown in the US—and the Most Active COVID Cases (by Far)

1 Comment

  1. Elspeth Nicol says

    No it isn’t obvious. You haven’t looked at the history of the UK government’s response. How astonishing (not really) that you haven’t mentioned all the earlier efforts to lift restrictions too early. ‘Eat out to spread infection’ last August; ‘Give your family covid for Christmas’ with easing of restrictions over the holiday period. Failure to close borders. Of course we have a high death rate. We have a Government of idiots.


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