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Do lockdowns work against COVID-19?

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Do lockdowns work against COVID-19?

Do lockdowns work against COVID-19?The first photo below is of the Chinese city of Wuhan during its hard lockdown against COVID-19. The second photo below is of Wuhan after its lockdown against COVID-19.

Do lockdowns work?
Do lockdowns work?

Lockdowns are extremely hard to implement and live through, but Wuhan demonstrated that it can work against COVID-19 if done properly, as follows.

1.  It must be short

The lockdown must be done just once, announced to last no more than six weeks, and last no more than six weeks, which is long enough for the SARS-CoV-2 virus to either kill or be killed in all infected people. Lockdowns that last too long or are repeated demoralize people, lead to non-compliance, and fail.

2.  Everyone must comply

The COVID-19 pandemic was started by one infected person, so if one infected person defies the lockdown, it fails and the virus spreads again. Wuhan's lockdown succeeded in eradicating COVID-19 in its midst because compliance was enforced by people appointed to monitor each neighborhood, residential block, and apartment building entrance.

3.  It must be implemented quickly

While Wuhan's lockdown eradicated COVID-10 inside Wuhan, it did nothing to stop the spread of the virus across the world because the Chinese Communist Party locked down Wuhan after seven million of its residents already had fled the city. For a lockdown to succeed, it must be implemented before the virus is carried out of the area that is locked down.

4.  Everyone must be fed

The human body dies after three days without water or three weeks without food, and most people prefer to eat and drink long before those limits. Food and water must be delivered to the people locked down, as the authorities did in Wuhan.

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