Is that what happened here in November?
On the 2nd Nov, the first day of the circuit breaker lockdown there were 19000 cases. In the next few days that number went up to 25000 cases, reaching a peak of 33000 on the twelfth. The number then started dropping steadily to 12000 cases on the 30th, the last day of the 28 day lockdown. That's without a vaccine.
'Israel locked down on December 27, with infections among the over-65s continuing to rise until mid-January, peaking at around 55 cases per 100,000. That's a similar pattern
However, when people began to receive their second Pfizer dose, cases dropped markedly, to 30 per 100,000, declining further as more people received the jab.' - and that's what happened here, without the vaccine, back in November.
That's my point. Not comparing the effectiveness of one against the other but that even after the beginning of a lockdown cases will rise for a few days as more previously infected cases come to light before a drop caused by the lockdown starts showing. Just as numbers will not drop the first day of vaccinations as already infected cases come to light. But that article implies that cases went up despite the imposition of a lockdown as if that was unexpected and that the drop only happened as a result of the vaccinations starting.
Again, despite never posting that I am against lockdowns, I do accept and have previously posted that the elected Government are the body to decide the management of a pandemic but if it makes you happy to insist I'm a 'lockdown luvvy' then fine. Given a choice between the two I'd rather that than incarcerate uninfected pensioners whilst allowing infected younger folk to run free, however you dress that procedure up.
As for my thought on the jabs, I have had both mine and am more than happy to see the introduction of some form of jab passport if it allows free movement to be reintroduced. I wouldn't be happy for the UK to be the instigators of such a document but if other countries introduce them then we need to follow suit.
I am not comparing lockdowns and vaccinations as I believe they both do a job although obviously, now we have them, vaccines are preferable for the reasons you post. My post was intended as a criticism of the way the article you posted a link to was written and the somewhat inaccurate way it was comparing the two methods.