It was all for nothing: No evidence COVID-19 lockdown actually works

Below are excerpts from Sherelle Jacobs, “The lack of evidence lockdowns actually worked is a world scandal,” The Telegraph, May 28, 2020. I supplied the bold and color emphasis:

We have detonated the global economy to pursue a lockdown experiment that may not have worked, according to the latest evidence. This diabolical revelation should be a world scandal….

The broadcast media is more interested in scalping lockdown flouters than questioning whether shutdowns have served any useful purpose. World-class studies that suggest lockdown did not alter the pandemic’s course are mysteriously vanishing into internet obscurity on first contact with the official narrative. Our greatest minds have resorted to unpicking the issue on offbeat YouTube webinars. No global NGO or lockdown country has launched an investigation into their impact.

This is a scandal so overwhelming that there is only one good place to start: the evidence as it stands…. [I]n Britain, infections may have peaked a week before lockdown, according to Prof Carl Heneghan of Oxford University, with daily deaths in hospitals plateauing a fortnight after it was introduced. We are not an anomaly: peak dates across Europe also seem to confound the official theory.

Don’t just take my word for it. A University of the East Anglia study posits that Europe’s “stay-at-home policies” were not effective. A JP Morgan investigation suggests the virus “likely has its own dynamics” which are “unrelated to often inconsistent lockdown measures”. But such insights have failed to induce even the vaguest quiver of serious mainstream debate.

Nobel prize-winning bio-physicist Michael Levitt has fared little better, despite his valiant one-man effort to expose the inconvenient truth about Covid numbers. He has claimed, sensationally, that the modelling that justified lockdown made the fatally incorrect assumption that Covid-19’s spread is continuously exponential. In fact, his research has found an uncanny pattern across numerous countries whereby the virus grows exponentially for two weeks, before slowing seemingly irrespective of lockdown and social distancing measures.

In a more sensible world, such findings might stir thoughtful debate about whether Covid was burning out naturally before lockdowns began. It might also prompt a global effort to put other pieces of the puzzle together – for example, establishing whether there is a correlation between countries with high death rates and countries that failed to protect care homes. (They make up half of fatalities in Belgium, which has suffered the worst Covid death toll per capita).

But as the holes in Project Lockdown multiply, its advocates flap incoherently to keep their theory afloat…where the goal of lockdown lurches from “flattening the curve” to staving off a “second wave” – to, apparently, averting the first wave’s “second peak”….

See also doctor says COVID-19 virus “clinically no longer exists” in Italy, but the government still urges residents to continue practicing social distancing and other safety measures.

~Eowyn

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Lou Minati
Lou Minati
4 months ago

It was very apparent to any thinking human being by the first week of April that the scamdemic was a lie. Why else would every damn MSM newscast push it 24-7? And the local outlets all fell meekly in line.   So where are we today? Fauxvid-19 deaths are way up over the yearly flu, yet pneumonia deaths are down by the same amount, leaving net deaths the same as every other year.   Now we have Germany, Denmark, and Japan all saying that fauxvid was over-rated. Japan (allegedly) even refuses to acknowledge that fauxvid is a distinct organism. I… Read more »

Grif
Editor
4 months ago
Reply to  Lou Minati

Yes. And let’s not forget the “new normal.’

Concerned Citizen
4 months ago

Not only did the Scamdemic not work for the Deep State, the riots failed as well. The best “red pill” wakeup you can do to someone who doesn’t believe this is going to be in about two weeks. When the CCP Virus infection rate goes DOWN after all the rioting in close proximity with no masks, people will know they were conned. That’s a good thing!

Johnny Walker Read
Johnny Walker Read
4 months ago

“It’s All For Nothing”
Tell me something I don’t already know…

DCG
Admin
DCG
4 months ago

In a more sensible world, such findings might stir thoughtful debate…”
 
That world, I’m afraid, is gone. Liberal political agenda is the only game now.

Francis W. Porretto
4 months ago

“Evidence” and “proof” are terms slung about all too casually these days, especially by persons with an axe to grind. In normal-life human situations, wherein the number of uncontrolled (and uncontrollable) variables is enormous, there’s no way to gather reliable evidence one way or another about the effect of some measure. It’s all a matter of hope: a feeble reed when speaking of public policy and those who make it.   The mask business always looked dubious to me. For one thing, viruses will often mutate to defeat such measures. For another, the masks themselves were seldom of a kind… Read more »

Francis W. Porretto
4 months ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

Oh, believe me, I’m as angry about that as you are. I was at one time the world’s foremost expert in real-time simulation, and a high expert in simulation generally. People simply don’t understand what simulations and models can and cannot do — and one of their limitations is to transcend the available evidence. Models founded on scanty evidence and airy assumptions about mechanisms are inevitably worthless…but politicians love them, as they confer an air of “science” (a badly abused word) on their prescriptions and proscriptions.

Lana
Lana
4 months ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

Which reminds me of all the “climate models” they have thrown at us based on omissions and dubious data.

Calgirl
Calgirl
4 months ago
Reply to  Lana

Ditto. Suddenly the “Coming Ice Age” of my schooling became overnight, “Global Warming.” What? No tropical interlude?

Kevin J Lankford
Kevin J Lankford
4 months ago

The comprehending knew from the beginning that it was just a grand power play. The absurd restrictions (masks, distancing, stay home [O]rders, etc.) should have been easily seen through,…like old movie plots

Lana
Lana
4 months ago

I am still seeinng people around me acting frightened and social distancing more like 15 feet apart. They all bought it in liberal land.

TrailDust
Admin
4 months ago

That is amazing. And it further shows the hidden agenda of the globalists, to bring populations under their control and command.

UrAllMental
UrAllMental
2 months ago

You are all in need of psychological help. This shit is real!

DCG
Admin
DCG
2 months ago
Reply to  UrAllMental

Read comprehension problems? This posts explains how lockdowns didn’t prevent the virus from doing its thing. It doesn’t state “this shit isn’t real!”