FAST FIVE: It's Far Too Late To Think Lockdowns Can Make COVID-19 Go Away

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It's Far Too Late To Think Lockdowns Can Make COVID-19 Go Away Tyler Durden Sun, 09/13/2020 – 12:05 Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, In the early days of the coronavirus crisis, the rationale given for lockdowns was that it was necessary to stay at home for “fifteen days to slow the spread.” The idea was that social distancing was necessary so that hospitals and other healthcare resources would not be overwhelmed.

The only thing that can stop the virus at this advanced stage of community transmission is a complete lockdown, which can happen in authoritarian countries like China, but not in the US Are shutdowns enough.

Once lifted, the appetite for a repeat shutdown will be tepid at best, even in left-leaning states.

The only lives saved would be those who would otherwise have been denied medical care by an overwhelmed medical system.

They'll just delay the spread to a future date.

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