Do lockdowns really work?

How do the death rates from Covid-19 in Sweden, which never locked down, compare to coronavirus death rates in the United States?

According to records compiled by worldometers.info, as of today (13 Dec 2020 ), the death rate from Covid-19 in Sweden is 74.2 per 100,000 of population.

According to that same website, as of today, the death rate from Covid-19 in the United States is 92.2 per 100,000 of population.

How can that be? How can the death rate in the United States be 19 percent higher than the death rate in Sweden, which again, never locked down?

This makes it appear that lockdowns are useless.

But wait. What about Canada, which locked down tightly very early on?

Canada’s death rate is only 35.4 per 100,000 of population, less than half that of Sweden’s. This would make it appear that lockdowns are tremendously successful.

So what is going on?

Well, I think it’s a lot like the U.S. election: It’s agenda-driven and impossible to get an honest answer.

As near as I can tell, some jurisdictions in the U.S. encourage medical professionals to blame Covid-19 for almost every death even remotely connected to the virus. I’ve heard of people who have died in automobile accidents who happened to have Covid-19 at the same time, who then had Covid-19 listed as the cause of death. I’ve heard of people wh0 had already been diagnosed with stage-4 cancer, who then contracted Covid-19, and whose subsequent deaths were reported as caused by Covid-19. As I said: Agenda-driven.

Perhaps Canada is doing a more honest job of reporting than the U.S.? I don’t know.

In today’s world of dishonest reporting and dishonest record-keeping, I wonder if we will ever know the truth.

So … Do lockdowns really work?

My guess is that the verdict will eventually be, “No, they do not. They simply prolong the inevitable.”

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

 

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December 13, 2020 at 07:36PM

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