The real reason for the lockdown and Covid-19 - the economy

First - this is pure conjecture at the moment. It will take much more comprehensive analysis and due to the challenges to do with association (correlation) and causality - proving these things is almost impossible. As an aside, there must be some scientific method which can split apart association as attributable components and I have a couple of books to read on this. However, what we have to do is to look at events as they happen, compare them to events which already happened, but most importantly keep checking against envisioned futures to see if that path is being trodden. The ideas presented in this post are not my own and so have provided some links.

The chart below (created by Deutsche Bank) shows the largest bailouts in history. Note how the chart starts from 1970. 1971 was when the US exited the Gold standard.