The Scottish Covid-19 Inquiry has published a damning report of the Government’s measures taken in response to covid.
It states that in 2020, there was either insufficient or no evidence to support the use of face masks, lockdowns, social distancing, test, trace and isolation measures in response to the covid pandemic. And, “the evidence base has not changed materially in the intervening three years.”
The report was commissioned from an independent expert, Dr Ashley Croft, Consultant Public Health Physician and Medical Epidemiologist. Dr. Croft is an expert in infectious diseases, epidemiology, healthcare-associated infections, travel health, tropical medicine, immunisations and vaccinations. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of London and has acted as an invited expert adviser in Parliamentary inquiries.
The 127-page report titled ‘Report for the Scottish Covid-19 Inquiry’ was published on 10 July 2023. You can read it online by clicking on the hyperlink for ‘Dr Ashley Croft’s Report on the Epidemiology of COVID-19’ at the bottom of THIS webpage.
In this article, we focus on the “lockdown” measures employed by governments which they claimed helped to “stop the spread” and “save lives.” The report defines the term “lockdown” as:
Appendix 10 on page 118 of the report lists the ‘Timeline of COVID-19 events in Scotland’. It includes the dates of lockdowns in Scotland which may be useful when reading the damning evidence against them:
- 24 March 2020: Start of lockdown in Scotland.
- 29 May 2020: Move to Phase 1 of the route map out of lockdown
- 19 June 2020: Move to Phase 2 of the route map out of lockdown.
- 10 July 2020: Move to Phase 3 of the route map out of lockdown.
- 5 January 2021: Mainland Scotland goes into lockdown.
As the report is in an easy-to-read format and self-explanatory, below we have simply extracted and reproduced, unedited, text we feel is relevant to the shutdown of the economy and the stay-at-home orders, aka lockdowns. The text is the same order that it appears in the report. We have also included the report’s section titles and subtitles under which the text appears for ease of reference. Any emphasis of the text below is our own.