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It was obvious from the beginning that lockdowns were a nothing-burger.

After a year of lockdown, about a 3rd of the way through it was clear they had almost no impact on the transmissibility of the "disease"; with huge spikes of "cases" (mostly asymptomatic) and a few deaths in the 80+ range and 1 or 2 within the 35+ age range. Strangely within regional and seasonal norms, give a % or two in either direction. Oh! I hear you say: "thats thanks to the lockdowns", lol but then again clawing at anything that makes sense of this madness is what you are expected to do and it's difficult to prove an alternate timeline; oh except for the reality Florida and Texas of course.

Fortunately some German scientists studied the topic and confirmed, the lockdowns only fucked the economy and saw a surge in suicide and joblessness that our children will be made to pay for.

Lockdown ‘had no effect’ on coronavirus pandemic in Germany
Lockdown ‘had no effect’ on coronavirus pandemic in Germany
More people dying at home during Covid-19 pandemic – UK analysis
Data suggests that sick may be avoiding hospital because of coronavirus fears
About 8,000 more people have died in their own homes since the start of the coronavirus pandemic than in normal times, a Guardian analysis has found, as concerns grow over the number avoiding going to hospital.
Professor: Historians Will Look Back On Lockdowns As “Most Catastrophic Event Of All Human History”
“Every single poor person on the face of the earth has faced some harm, sometimes catastrophic harm, from this lockdown policy...”

https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-germans-mental-health-worse-in-second-lockdown-study/a-56557809

"Life satisfaction has decreased significantly — worries, stress and depressiveness have increased," research group leader Dorota Reis told the German news agency DPA.
People's assessments of society have also "changed drastically," Reis said.
Neue Studie der Uni München: War der Shutdown unnötig?
Eine neue Studie sorgt für Zündstoff: Forscher der Uni München halten den Effekt der Corona-Maßnahmen für überschätzt. Doch manche interpretieren ihren Bericht völlig falsch.

So the question is, as always Qui Bono?

Let's ask the board at Pfizer, Moderna, et al and of course the board at Gavi and the WHO who are gearing up for a decade of vaccines.

Global Health Leaders Launch Decade of Vaccines Collaboration

Not to mention the little wins:

German MP faces bribery allegations over COVID masks deal | DW | 25.02.2021
Conservative lawmaker Georg Nüsslein faces accusations he received €660,000 to lobby for a mask supplier. The Bundestag voted unanimously to lift his immunity.
£45m deal for NHS masks collapses amid fraud claims
Exclusive: millions of respirators missing as medical company sues its supplier in US

and if there are "little wins" coming to light, that absolutely means someone is making "big wins".