The evidence is in and the data shows that lockdown and mask mandates did not work. We have real world comparisons. We have states and countries that have locked down next to countries that did not and there is little difference in mortality rates.
Ivor rightly points out that Covid is seasonal like the flu and the variants are becoming less (not more) virulent. Every hospital in England has the equivalent of one covid patient. That is hardly a pandemic. In Ireland more people are on the advisory body (NEFIT=SAGE) than there are in hospital. More people advising the govt how to stop the terrible pandemic than the handful that are actually in hospital. Complete insanity….and people still play along.