Supporters of lockdowns support this:
No one here is supporting lockdowns as a primary means of control, but as a last resort, limited in time and space, in order to give the government health services a chance to recover and regroup.
As you have shown us above, in Wales:
- First Minister Mark Drakeford said the “time-limited ‘firebreak'” will be “a short, sharp, shock to turn back the clock, slow down the virus and buy us more time”.
- First minister announces lockdown from 23 October (to 9 November) to give NHS breathing space before winter
Meanwhile, in the US, here is the latest data on excess deaths between January and October with the highest peaks in deaths occurring in April and August:
300,000 excess deaths (all causes) = 200,000 linked to COVID and 100,000 not directly linked to COVID