Was the covid-19 lockdown a waste of time?

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  • 2 months ago
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    The original expectation by the CDC and others is that about 2.5 million Americans would die from the virus.  The total has been under 100,000 so far.  So the shut down does appear to have done some good.  But there is no way that anyone can really prove that it did - or did not. 

    Interesting to note that states that did not do lock downs and roughly the same amount of infections as those who did lock downs.  But also those states tend to ones with limited population already spread out and more "socially distanced" naturally.

    The answer will come over the next few weeks.  If the number of cases skyrockets as the restrictions are lifted, then we will know that such restricts do help.  If not - if wearing face masks and social distancing - continue to keep the cases low, then the lock down was probably not that effective.

    • Diane A
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      2 months agoReport

      just hit over 100K unfortunately i n the US

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  • 2 months ago

    It has done what it was intended to do. It "flattened the curve" of new infections, allowing hospitals to catch up with treating the sickest of patients. 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Just wondering where that picture was taken. Beautiful

  • 2 months ago

    No but it affevted the econony

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  • WayneH
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    2 months ago

    Just wonder why your question is in the Software section?

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  • 2 months ago

    nope         .

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  • Amy
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    2 months ago

    The US has certainly wasted the time. But other countries used it to start working on treatments and vaccines, to manufacture more hospital equipment, and to reconfigure their public spaces to minimize the spread of disease when they re-open. In many countries the number of infections is decreasing.

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  • John
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    2 months ago

    Ask the Italians that question. Below is just one article about Sweden's grand plan:

    https://www.france24.com/en/20200517-sweden-s-covi...

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  • 2 months ago

    In the USA, yes. Too little, too late and ignored by too many. 100,000 have died. Another 700,000 will die. Let's just hope it's the deniers who die first.

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  • 2 months ago

    Absolutely not, because it saved hundreds of thousands of life around the world.

    Because of the covid-19 and the confinement, world economy was paralyzed, which reduced the level of pollution around the globe, and mainly in China. Tremendous decrease of pollution saved the life of several hundred of thousands of life for the period of 01 to 06/2020.

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