This is simply wrong.
The Chinese virus destroy the economy rather than the lockdown destroy the economy.
Take this as example:
Since Covid-19 hit US shores, Republican governors in the Upper Midwest and Northern Plains have largely taken a hands-off approach. The results of that strategy have been poor.
Gov. Mark Gordon, a Republican who took office in 2019, did not issue stay-at-home orders in the spring and has not required people to wear masks.
Now, he knows he was wrong:
"We've had more businesses around the state closed by sick workers than by any of our health orders
," he said.
Read more on https://edition.cnn.com/2020/11/17/us/coronavirus-midwest-northern-governors/index.html