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