- Feb 28, 2011
Firstly, if you have evidence that they're lying it's incumbent on you to provide it. You're also explicitly bringing politics very firmly into this thread with said point.Firstly you would have to believe the published data from a one party authoritarian regime is actually true then you have to consider that with such a huge border with China they shut down movement in and out of China while the WHO was still telling everyone else there is no problem and thirdly
" Vietnam lifted social isolation measures on April 23 with most businesses resuming operations."
Secondly, yes, that's what a lock down is. You shut down as much travel as possible including all borders.
Thirdly, yes, a hard lock down generally only needs to last between 2-3 incubation periods of the disease, 30-45 days in the case of Covid.
We very much have seen the model for containing the spread of Covid and it's the same for literally any other airborne or droplet borne disease. The data overwhelming suggests that a lock down in combination with widespread testing and aggressive contact tracing is precisely what is needed to combat Covid.