I came across a very well written and well researched article on the worldwide lockdown madness titled “LOCKDOWN LUNACY: the thinking person’s guide” (May 30th 2020). Here is a summary:
Knowing what we know today about COVID-19’s Infection Fatality Rate, asymmetric impact by age and medical condition, non-transmissibility by asymptomatic people and in outdoor settings, near-zero fatality rate for children, and the basic understanding of viruses through Farr’s law, locking down society was a bone-headed policy decision so devastating to society that historians may judge it as the all-time worst decision ever made. Worse, as these clear facts have become available, many policy-makers haven’t shifted their positions, despite the fact that every hour under any stage of lockdown has a domino-effect of devastation to society. Meanwhile, the media—with a few notable exceptions—is oddly silent on all the good news. Luckily, an unexpected group of heroes across the political landscape—many of them doctors and scientists—have emerged to tell the truth, despite facing extreme criticism and censorship from an angry mob desperate to continue fighting an imaginary war.
Highly recommend reading it in full; you won’t hear much of what is discussed there in the mainstream media.
Even in Norway — where they had enforced one of the strictest lockdowns so far — they have come to a completely different conclusion after a few months as reported by Business AM, “Norway: ‘Lockdown was not necessary to tame COVID-19’” (May 28th 2020):
According to Camilla Stoltenberg, the Director-General of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (Folkehelseinstituttet), similar results would have been achieved in her country without a lockdown. She bases that statement on a study by her institution.
The study collected data on confirmed cases of coronavirus registered in Norway, the number of hospital admissions, the reproduction rate, etc. At the beginning of March it was feared that one person infected with the virus would infect four others. Only strict lockdown rules could bring that figure down. This hypothesis came from the Imperial College in London and gave forecasts for a number of European countries, including Norway.
VIRUS NEVER SPREAD AS FAST AS WAS FEARED
In their report, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health now comes to a completely different conclusion: the virus never spread as quickly as was feared and was already on its way back when the lockdown was announced.
‘Our conclusion now is that we could have achieved a similar effect without lockdown. By staying open and taking a series of precautions to prevent the spread. It’s important that we admit that. Because should the number of infections rise again in winter or should there be a second wave, we have to be honest in our analysis whether such a lockdown has proven to be effective’.
According to Stoltenberg, who is herself a doctor and the sister of former Norwegian Prime Minister and current NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, such draconian measures should only be announced in the future if there is an academic basis for them. And that was missing now, according to Stoltenberg.
Yep, most of the draconian measures were not based on science, as Dr. Dan Erickson from California had stated during a press conference, but were irrational and based on fear. In Germany they also came to similar conclusions recently stressing the fact that the draconian measures taken by the criminal government caused far more damage than the virus could ever hope to cause.