Summary: There are numerous publications with very varying results regarding the efficacy of Social Distancing and Lockdown and other Non-Pharmacological Interventions (NPI:s) on transmission and mortality of Covid 19. Generally speaking, the papers stating a positive effect of NPI:s are based on statistical models, or data not taking into account the natural fluctuations of Covid 19 transmission. They have also not taken into account the effect of false positive PCR tests and false death certificates
Moreover, there seems to be a trend that although NPI:s can have a slight effect on the transmission of the disease, this does not have to influence the overall mortality, ie a rapid spread among school children can ie lead to more immunity among the young, and a lesser risk that they will spread the disease to the elderly, who are mostly at risk.
Taken into account the enormous costs of Lockdown, it does not seem to be a very clever prioritization of resources to spend 45 million USD on hypothetically prolonging the life of the sick and elderly with a maximum of a couple of years, or maybe not at all.
On the other hand, it is likely that millions of people, often at a very young age will die because of poverty, other untreated diseases, and suicide due to economic breakdown because of unessential NPI:s. We, therefore, recommend an immediate cancellation of all NPI:s severely burdening economy and mental health. As previous influenza vaccinations increase the risk of dying from Covid 19 by 40%, all influenza vaccination programs shall be stopped immediately.