More importantly, it was never a policy goal to eliminate all cases of COVID-19. That is impossible, unnecessary and illogical, when 99 percent of infected people have no significant illness from it.
I suspect this one of those carefully crafted, politically minded pieces that is true for some definition of "significant" (which he does not define), but possibly misleading in some other sense. (Atlas et al. are also somewhat famous for claiming that the lockdown has killed more people in the US than Covid-19.)
But to focus on my question, for what definition of "significant" is that quoted statement true?