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Video: Lockdowns vs protecting the vulnerable

In this video, there is a discussion about the failure of lockdowns to stop the pandemic. Those in charge have tried to explain away their failure with woeful cries, “if we had only locked down sooner.”

Yet more and more studies are stating the obvious that the lockdowns did not work. If they did, this pandemic would have been over months ago.

Many are now saying there should have been a targeted approach, focussing our attention on protecting those who are actually vulnerable to the virus, the elderly and those with underlying health conditions.

In the US, 95% of the COVID deaths involved people over the age of 50 with 80% over the age of 65 and of course, many of those had underlying health issues as well. READ: 95 Percent of Americans Killed by COVID-19 Were 50 or Older

In the Canadian province of British Columbia, two-thirds of the COVID deaths were in nursing homes and how many of the remaining deaths involved those over the age of 65 and living at home. Yet, the provincial health officials were obsessing over quarantining the whole province, while failing to protect those who were actually vulnerable to the virus. READ: Exclusive | Investigation: 192 died in Vancouver care homes that delayed declaring coronavirus outbreaks

A recent study by MIT data scientist, Youyang Gu, concluded that the lockdowns did not reduce the number of deaths from COVID.

Based on his comparison of COVID stats and lockdowns, Gu wrote:

“More restrictions in a state is NOT correlated with fewer COVID-19 deaths. However, more restrictions IS correlated with higher unemployment.”

READ: MIT Data Scientist: Lockdowns Not Correlated With Fewer Deaths (But Are Correlated With More Unemployment)

Of course, this is not the first study to report on the failure of the lockdowns:

READ: Evaluating the effects of shelter-in-place policies during the COVID-19 pandemic

READToronto Sun runs interview with three medical experts calling lockdowns ‘waste of time’

READFUREY: New Canadian study breaks down ‘ineffectiveness’ and harms of lockdowns

READBlue States’ COVID Restrictions Are Killing Jobs, But Not The Virus

READLockdowns Not Linked With Lower COVID Death Rates, New Study Finds

READNew 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

READThe Results of Europe’s Lockdown Experiment Are In

READCOVID Lockdowns Have No Clear Benefit vs Other Voluntary Measures, International Study Shows

READCalifornia Has the Strictest Lockdown in the US—and the Most Active COVID Cases (by Far

READDo Lockdowns Make A Difference In A Pandemic?

READStudy: Lockdowns have no impact on COVID-19 deaths

READLockdowns failed to alter the course of pandemic and are now destroying millions of livelihoods worldwide, JP Morgan study claims

READNew study: Coronavirus lockdowns don’t save lives

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