Do lockdowns work?


Lockdowns have never been tried before – prior to 2020 they had never featured in any WHO pandemic-preparedness scenarios. They were first tried by the Chinese authorities in Wuhan; a model that Neil Ferguson of Imperial College then advocated without any evidence of their effectiveness.   Dr Michael Ryan, World Health Organisation (WHO) Executive Director, later issued a press briefing saying that WHO did NOT advocate lockdowns to control disease outbreak. In fact,  the scientific data coupled with the devastating impact on the economy and the well-being of the public shows that this is likely a terrible decision that should be confined to history and never repeated.

Key Points & Evidence

1) There is vast evidence that lockdowns cause immeasurable harm whilst not appearing to have any positive effect on reducing mortality. The evidence suggests that by not allowing it to spread through the less susceptible more quickly, we may inadvertently be increasing the risks to the more vulnerable population as they are not offered protection by the younger population in the shortest time-frame possible


2) There is also mounting academic evidence that calls into question the efficacy of lockdowns and therefore we must in turn question whether the significant costs outweigh the purported benefits


3) The mortality rates per million population seem to be entirely determined by the demographics of populations, such as age and comorbidities, there appears no link to lockdown


Panda (Pandemic Data and Analytics) have a wealth of information showing how destructive lockdowns really are.



In conclusion, restricting people’s freedom via forceful measures has caused immense harm and a devasting effect on people’s well-being and finances for generations to come. This has not provided any benefits looking at the numbers and the option must now be fully debated and stopped.

Posted: 11th May 2021

Tagged: Lockdown

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