Morgues will be overwhelmed, the death total toll will astounding. On the other hand, we were assured those jurisdictions that do lock down will see only a fraction of the death toll.
Then, once vaccines became available, the narrative was modified to "get shots in arms and then covid will stop spreading. Those countries without vaccines, on the other hand, will continue to face mass casualties.
The lockdown narrative, of course, has already been thoroughly overturned. Jurisdictions that did not lock down—or adopted only weak and short lockdowns—ended up with covid death tolls that were either similar to—or even better than—death tolls in countries that adopted draconian lockdowns. Lockdown advocates said locked down countries would be overwhelmingly better off. These people were clearly wrong.