She doesn’t say that outright [that the pandemic
torpedoed the economy, not the lockdown] but, like many articles in the mainstream press over this year, she very carefully crafts her words to avoid the crucial subject of lockdowns as the primary cause of economic disaster. It’s possible that she actually believes this virus is what tanked the world economy on its own but that is a completely unsustainable proposition.
Yes. She has journalistic company with that stupidity.