South Korea and Sweden were the main countries that successfully used the focused lockdown method.
I'm not really interested here in how to end the pandemic. Even if the lockdowns were medically necessary, they might have served a dual role, one of which was as an outlet for the medical community's God complex.
Indeed, an analyst isn't the same as a physician, surgeon, or a leader of the medical community. It's mainly the leaders and medical doctors that would have that narcissistic personality.
I should also say that I was being a little facetious in writing this particular article. A commenter on Medium kept trying to convince me that the response to the pandemic was a leftist conspiracy to kill off much of the population by tinkering with our immune system. I argued that that was paranoid. But this article is as far as I could go in that conspiratorial direction.