Editor’s Pick: Wash Times on Study Showing Useless COVID Lockdowns

February 2nd, 2022 10:37 AM

On Monday, The Washington Times White House correspondent Dave Boyer reported: “Lockdowns in the U.S. and Europe had little or no impact in reducing deaths from COVID-19, according to a new analysis by researchers at Johns Hopkins University.” The study found: “The lockdowns during the early phase of the pandemic in 2020 reduced COVID-19 mortality by about 0.2%...”

Boyer cited the researchers writing: “We find no evidence that lockdowns, school closures, border closures, and limiting gatherings have had a noticeable effect on COVID-19 mortality.” He went on to explain: “But the research paper said lockdowns did have ‘devastating effects’ on the economy and contributed to numerous social ills. ‘They have contributed to reducing economic activity, raising unemployment, reducing schooling, causing political unrest, contributing to domestic violence, and undermining liberal democracy,’ the report said.”

Read the full article at The Washington Times.