Peru had one of the earliest mandated lockdowns due to the coronavirus.
But now Peru leads the world in coronavirus deaths.
It is sad that poor countries believed quack doctors like Dr. Fauci and the CDC for guidance.
We now know that the lockdowns were a disaster.
Jordan Schachtel reported:
Once hailed as a COVID-19 “success story,” Peru is now the COVID-19 case study that lockdown advocates no longer want to discuss. Lima is on pace to surpass Belgium (another strict lockdown country) sometime next week as having the world’s highest COVID-19 deaths per million. So why is no one talking about it?
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Pandemic panic promoters have been quick to criticize neighboring Brazil for its leadership’s more relaxed policies towards the virus, but they’ve been noticeably absent in discussing Peru. That’s because Peru implemented arguably the earliest (for their region) and strictest lockdowns in the entire world, along with several attempted suppression measures with the hopes to contain the virus, and none of it worked.
For months on end, Peruvians were largely forbidden from leaving their homes. The country began its lockdown like many others, by cutting itself off from the rest of the world, closing its borders to outsiders, and shutting down the nation’s economy and society. Similar to policies seen in U.S. lockdown states and Europe, only “essential” businesses were allowed to be open. Peru then took the shutdown a step further. The military has enforced a nationwide mandatory 10pm-4am curfew (some cities have lengthened the curfew to 8pm-5am), most “essential” stores are only open for a handful of hours a day (most grocery stores close at 3pm), and citizens face extreme penalties and legal consequences for failing to abide by the rigid restrictions.
Peru had one of the earliest (March 16th) and longest (four months) lockdowns.
But it has the highest daily deaths per capita in the world now.
Lockdowns don’t work. How many additional refutations do we need for people to stop suggesting the use of lockdowns? pic.twitter.com/5xZehDtNAB
— Dr. Eli David (@DrEliDavid) August 16, 2020