Lockdowns don't work in curbing spread of coronavirus

Lockdowns don't work in curbing spread of coronavirus

- Latest study revealed that lockdown measures don't curb the spread of coronavirus, but what matters most is the health of the nation before the pandemic

- One of the factors that raised coronavirus death rates was obesity

- The study found that whether a country imposed a lockdown, or not, death rates were unaffected

- Lower-average income among the population was another factor, which raised death rates, approximately per-million fatality up by three percent

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A new study revealed an unconventional aspect as it opposed the initial belief of many countries, especially in the approach used in curbing the spread of coronavirus.

The study conducted by experts from the University of Texas and the University of Toronto, showed that lockdowns don't work in curbing coronavirus.

In the said study as reported by Daily Mail, it compared the mortality rates of coronavirus cases in 50 different countries that were hit worst by the pandemic. The figures that they compared reached up to May 1.

According to the experts, among the nations that suffered greatly from the pandemic, only 33 out of one million people were killed by the virus.

The rate increased with Britain seeing 670 deaths per million.

Researchers created a model that measures the impact of the COVID-19 response of a country vis-a-vis the deaths and causes.

They found that the lockdown measures only succeeded in preventing the health care system from getting overwhelmed with coronavirus cases.

The lockdown, in general, had no significant impact on coronavirus deaths.

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Lockdowns don't work in curbing spread of coronavirus
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The government faced problems when they imposed the initial community quarantine, which was elevated into enhanced community quarantine. It also suspended transportation causing massive problems with commuters.

Doctors have died after being infected by COVID-19. They are among the frontliners who attend to the patients rushing to hospitals amid pandemic.

The COVID-19 outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. The Philippines has slowly eased quarantine measures and Filipinos are starting to adapt to the new normal.

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