Dr. Michael Osterholm, a coronavirus advisor to Joe Biden, claimed a 4-6 week nationwide lockdown is the recipe to halt the spread of COVID-19.
Osterholm also asserts that the economy will simultaneously recover.
What planet has he been living on during 2020?
Lockdowns kill! Plain and simple.
The vast majority of Worldometer’s top-20 countries for COVID deaths per capita (deaths/1M pop) had severe lockdowns this year.
Belgium. Peru. Spain. Argentina. USA.
They’ve all had some of the harshest lockdowns across the world. And they’ve all had some of the worst outcomes during the pandemic.
Peru's lockdown included an 8 pm curfew and banning private vehicles. Now it's the worst for excess deaths in the world. https://t.co/qWV1fSuXup
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) August 28, 2020
Argentina, which has now been in lockdown for 225 days (world's longest), has the highest current COVID death rate in the world.
Lockdowns kill. pic.twitter.com/v0UWwZGD68
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) October 29, 2020
In the USA, small businesses have faced the brunt of the economic calamity caused by strict lockdowns in response to COVID-19:
SMALL BUSINESS ON THE BRINK: Nearly 110,000 small US businesses permanently closed from early March to early May, researchers at @Harvard estimate.
* Small businesses collectively are among the US’s top employers, & account for 44% of economic activity. https://t.co/Hh2rXVJLka
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) July 14, 2020
As reported by CNBC, Dr. Osterholm stated:
“We could pay for a package right now to cover all of the wages, lost wages for individual workers for losses to small companies to medium-sized companies or city, state, county governments. We could do all of that,” he said. “If we did that, then we could lockdown for four-to-six weeks.”
Osterholm later stated:
“To be effective, the lockdown has to be as comprehensive and strict as possible.”
The goal posts for COVID-19 have already been moved 10,000 times it seems.
15 days to slow the spread. Then lower deaths. And limit number of cases.
A revolving narrative.
Are we really supposed to believe this proposed lockdown will only last 4-6 weeks?
As more and more evidence mounts to the devastating effects of lockdowns (increased suicides, missed cancer screenings, etc.), why should we believe the so-called “experts?”