The data says that lockdowns do not work and are not worth the economic penalties.
Yet, Chinese officials are locking down Shanghai due to a recent rise in COVID cases.
This zero-tolerance policy that China has put in place could be enough to untrack the entire world’s economy because of its dependence on the Chinese for the supply chain.
Here We Go Again
China’s capital city of Shanghai, a city that holds 26 million people, is being shut down due to a recent COVID outbreak.
A total of 3,500 cases were reported.
Of those who tested positive, only 50 people were actually showing symptoms of COVID, yet the city is still going to shut down.
If this only impacted China, who cares, but this is something that will have a global impact.
Huang Qi, 35, a local resident who works at a university, stated, “I think if the closure continues like this, our school workers will not be affected much, but what about those who work in the real economy? How can their business be maintained?
“I still hope that our society can find a better balance between ensuring normal life and epidemic prevention and control.”
Wiser words have never been spoken.
This is utter insanity when research has shown that the effectiveness of lockdowns are minimal at best.
When economic factors are considered, lockdowns make no sense at all.
Hopefully, this line of idiotic thinking will not seep back into the United States.
Source: New York Post