Lockdowns had a role: they saved lives – Virology Down Under

The role of lockdowns was to save lives that would have been lost if not enacted quickly. Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and others observed time and time again that lives were lost due to slow responses. Lockdowns could have been done better but when used surgically – quickly on, quickly off with financial support, communication and enhanced mental and other health support – they reduced lockdown-related harms while also preventing the death they were intended for. Source: Lockdowns had a role: they saved lives – Virology Down Under