11.20.21 -- Brownstone

Proof Lockdowns Don’t Work”
From Henry W. Burke

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Excerpts from this article:


1. “Lockdowns do not reduce Covid-19 deaths. This pattern is visible on each date that key lockdown decisions were made in New Zealand. The apparent ineffectiveness of lockdowns suggests that New Zealand suffered large economic costs for little benefit in terms of lives saved.” (Study No. 13) -- https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00779954.2020.1844786?journalCode=rnzp20

2. “The lockdowns in most Western countries have thrown the world into the most severe recession since World War II and the most rapidly developing recession ever seen in mature market economies. Comparing weekly mortality in 24 European countries, the findings in this paper suggest that more severe lockdown policies have not been associated with lower mortality. In other words, the lockdowns have not worked as intended.” (Study No. 14) -- https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3665588

3. “The COVID-19 pandemic is undermining nutrition across the world, particularly in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). The worst consequences are borne by young children.” (Study No. 17) -- https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31648-2/fulltext#%20

4. “While expert consensus regarding the ineffectiveness of mass quarantine of previous years has recently been challengedsignificant present-day evidence continuously demonstrates that mass quarantine is both ineffectual at preventing disease spread as well as harmful to individuals.” (Study No. 23) -- https://www.aier.org/article/what-they-said-about-lockdowns-before-2020/

5. “The question is whether lockdowns worked to control the virus in a way that is scientifically verifiable. Based on the following studies, the answer is no and for a variety of reasons: bad data, no correlations, no causal demonstration, anomalous exceptions, and so on. There is no relationship between lockdowns (or whatever else people want to call them to mask their true nature) and virus control.” (Study No. 30) -- https://www.aier.org/article/lockdowns-do-not-control-the-coronavirus-the-evidence/

6. “One in four young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 say they’ve considered suicide in the past month because of the pandemic, according to new CDC data that paints a bleak picture of the nation’s mental health during the crisis. The data also flags a surge of anxiety and substance abuse, with more than 40 percent of those surveyed saying they experienced a mental or behavioral health condition connected to the Covid-19 emergency. The CDC study analyzed 5,412 survey respondents between June 24 and 30.” (Study No. 41) -- https://fee.org/articles/cdc-a-quarter-of-young-adults-say-they-contemplated-suicide-this-summer-during-pandemic/

7. “Now that the 2020 figures have been properly tallied, there’s still no convincing evidence that strict lockdowns reduced the death toll from Covid-19. But one effect is clear: more deaths from other causes, especially among the young and middle-aged, minorities, and the less affluent.” (Study No. 46) -- https://www.city-journal.org/death-and-lockdowns

8. “The United States will experience more than 1 million excess deaths in the United States during the next two decades as a result of the massive “unemployment shock” last year… lockdowns are the single worst public health mistake in the last 100 years,’ says Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a professor at Stanford Medical School.” (Study No. 47) --  https://wellbeingtrust.org/areas-of-focus/policy-and-advocacy/reports/projected-deaths-of-despair-during-covid-19/ 

9. “Five times more children and young people committed suicide than died of COVID-19 during the first year of the pandemic in the United Kingdom, according to a study, which also concluded that lockdowns are more detrimental to children’s health than the virus itself.” (Study No. 78) -- https://www.theepochtimes.com/five-times-more-children-committed-suicide-than-died-of-covid-19-during-lockdown-uk-study_3903566.html

10. “Lockdowns destroyed people, Atlas said, by ‘shutting down medical care, stopping people from seeking emergency medical care, increasing drug abuse, increasing death by suicide, more psychological damage, particularly among the younger generation. Hundreds and thousands of child abuse cases went unreported. Teenagers’ self-harm cases have tripledMortality data showing that anywhere from a third or half of the deaths during the pandemic were not due to COVID-19,’ Atlas said.” (Study No. 101) -- https://thefederalist.com/2021/09/01/dr-scott-atlas-science-killed-itself-over-covid-19/