"They" wanted the deaths and economic destruction.
If you read this study, be aware that all of the charts are gathered at the bottom. They should have been interspersed near the summary paragraphs.
Indeed, they conclude that in the weeks following the implementation of these policies, excess mortality actually increases—even though it had typically been declining before the orders took effect. And across all countries, the study finds that a one-week increase in the length of stay-at-home policies corresponds with 2.7 more excess deaths per 100,000 people.
The lockdowns simply didn’t work. (Unless of course they plan was to create extra deaths, despair, poor living habits).
“We failed to find that countries or U.S. states that implemented SIP policies earlier, and in which SIP policies had longer to operate, had lower excess deaths than countries/U.S. states that were slower to implement SIP policies,” the authors explain.