COVID-19 is about as deadly as flu, averaging between 0.1 and 0.8 per cent death rate.
The general population under 65 with no pre-existing conditions are more likely to die in a road accident.
Infections peaked and began to decline in many places including the UK before lockdown began
Social distancing shows no consistent relationship to the slowdown of infections in cities around the world?
Studies show that people confined to their homes may be as at much risk as those out and about.
‘R number’ rise happened in the middle of lockdown and probably linked to ongoing spreading in hospitals and care homes.
Shutting down the world economy may result in of the order of 1,157,000 additional child deaths and 56,700 additional maternal deaths in low- and middle-income countries.
Former Supreme Court judge Lord Sumption: “The lockdown is now all about protecting politicians’ backs. They are not wicked men, just timid ones, terrified of being blamed for deaths on their watch. But it is a wicked thing that they are doing.”
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