- Aug 22, 2009
You have to be realistic about this the only lock down that would stop the virus in its tracks is impossible to implement .
No food or any thing moving including people , that is impossible to implement .
By the time the WHO and the rest of the world got their shyt together it was to late .
Agreed, it's not that lockdowns can't stop the virus, it's that they were not implemented properly or in a timely fashion. Basically every country in the world left gaping holes in their defense against the virus.
Even New Zealand embarrassingly got new infections because they did not make sure that people who are supposed to be in isolation weren't out gallivanting.
Closing the borders early on, testing/isolating everyone who had recently arrived in the country and tracing their contacts along with a general lockdown to prevent superspreading events would have quashed this thing pretty quickly, with minimal effort.
As soon as you loose track and it's out in the wild it becomes practically impossible to contain.
The unfortunate reality is that the fewer cases there are the less of a perceived threat there is, which was represented by the sloppy response (and the public's response) we saw all around the world at the most crucial stage of containment.