Re: They didn't vote for him
"Wrong. More people die who would otherwise have had an opportunity to be shielded by a vaccine."
Assuming we get an effective vaccine. If we do, then great, you were right and Updraft102 is wrong.
If however no vaccine can be found then to a degree Updraft102 is kind of right, a lockdown has only delayed the inevitable.
That's not to say we shouldn't have had any lockdown at all. Having the lockdown has surely ensured that;
a) If you need a ventilator, there is one available, and you don't die in a corridor
b) Doctors have had more time to get their heads round this and improve their treatment methods, meaning those up pick it up later in the curve have a better chance of survival.
A good article on the BBC showed the varying array of symptons this thing is presenting, can't find it though.
I've said it before here and other places, calling approaches right or wrong when we are still miles and miles and miles from the finish just seems daft. Is New Zealand going to keep its borders shut forever? Is Sweden going to achieve herd immunity through natural infection rates long before a vaccine?
To many ifs.