The lockdowns were a success

Submitted by Unifex on

We no longer need to pull punches with anti-vaxxers

If you find anyone that is still arguing against the lockdowns, send them this. There's no discussion any more. It was a success. New Zealand is held up as an example of how things should be done.

But for seven of those - New Zealand, Taiwan, Mongolia, Japan, Iceland, Antigua and Barbuda, and Barbados - the all-age excess mortality rate for 2020 and 2021 combined was negative. That meant the locations experienced fewer deaths during the first two years of the pandemic than expected based on past trends.

Also, thanks Jacinda. Awesome job.