-----WHAT FOLLOWS FALLS INTO TWO MAIN SECTIONS........
 A CHART of 148 countries showing their death rates in descending order. [About 50 countries are omitted presumably because they have tiny populations]. A supplementary section lists a few countries which recorded no covid cases, and cursory research shows that these countries did impose lockdowns.
 A LIST of a handful of countries from  which had no lockdowns. [ By "no lockdowns" refers to those which did not close businesses or schools or mandate social distancing, impose isolation, or mandate mask wearing - but some border controls were imposed].
On perusing those countries which did not impose heavy social restrictions on the citizenry, readers will appreciate that there are cultural differences between these countries. Some, particularly Eastern cultures, take to masking and isolating in times of medical warnings more readily than Western countries. However, since there are also several Western countries among those which did not impose lockdowns then too much should not be made of this difference.
Note too, that the death rate will increase from what is shown in chart  since population is constant, BUT as more testing is carried out the ratio of deaths to "cases" will decrease significantly.
Yesterday's post for Australian numbers showed a death rate by population of 0.0006% and a death rate by "cases" [infections] of 0.0038%.
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