This article from the UK seems to acknowledge what many of us have come to realize: many of the protocols imposed in response to Covid were simply wrong:
What Covid measure do you feel was the most harmful to society, and are we doomed to repeat it next time?
|i think lockdown measures worked. who knows what would've happened if we didn't lockdown? why this sh*t again OP? got nothing to do?
|Even if you're right - hindsight is always 20/20. We didn't know everything when this started.
Wow, right wing Tory newspaper in the UK still obsessing about this.
No, they worked at slowing the spread. That was the stated purpose, to not overwhelm the hospitals. Nothing more, nothing less. We were all going to get it eventually and we did.
But the lockdowns were effective at slowing the spread.
|OMG--let it rest. People made the best decisions they could with the information they had.
Um, the article I linked was published within the last day. 13 hours ago.
You didn’t read it, did you.
|My mom just called to report that visitors have to mask in her retirement community and residents must mask for group activities again due to increases in covid.
dp. i read it. columnist erected a straw man.
Lockdowns were never about preventing COVID or eliminating it. The stated purpose was to slow down its spread. To that end, they were highly effective.
|I think some things were different in the UK, but I was never locked in my home. I left my home every day. I didn't experience a "lockdown" at all.
+ 1 million
|I think the worst COVID measure was for the experts not to clarify that their recommendations were made more with the health of the system in mind and less that of the individual. When the experts loosened things up and relaxed lockdowns or said you could stop wearing masks if you got vaccinated, etc., it didn’t mean that you would be safe with less stringent measures, but that if you became sick, the healthcare system had capacity to try to treat you. You might still die, but the system wouldn’t crash.
|Shutting schools down for an extended period was definitely harmful especially for younger kids for whom remote learning was a joke. In many states it was the teachers unions who did a real disservice. An early on shut down was understandable given the level of fear but soon it became know that the risk to children was much lower than adults. Yes, the teachers were adults but masks etc proved to be effective.
|I think the year+ school closures that many public schools experienced in the DMV were a huge societal mistake, with large repercussions that will be felt probably for decades.
Lockdowns in the UK were completely different than the US, I have a friend who lived there. In the US, we were never told to stay in our houses and we're free to go anywhere outside that was open. The US is no where near as densely populated as the UK and Europe, so there was no need for harsh lockdowns here.
Lockdowns (closings in the US) were just meant to slow the spread and not completely overwhelm the health system, especially until we had vaccines and better masks and PPE. It was the best we could do at the time.