Reports says, “Lockdowns in the U.S. and Europe had little or no impact in reducing deaths from COVID-19.
The Washington Post, one of the few major media outlets to cover this story, reports that a new study by Johns Hopkins University has found that lockdowns during the pandemic did little to prevent death.
Researchers wrote, “Lockdowns in the U.S. and Europe had little or no impact in reducing deaths from COVID-19.: According to the study, the lockdowns during the early phase of the pandemic in 2020 reduced COVID-19 mortality by about 0.2%. Further, “We find no evidence that lockdowns, school closures, border closures, and limiting gatherings have had a noticeable effect on COVID-19 mortality.”
Economists and not scientists conducted the study, and the purpose of the study was to examine the overall effect of lockdowns.