According to researchers from the University of Toronto and University of Texas, the lockdowns, that effectively destroyed a country’s economy, had no impact on the death rate from the Coronavirus. In other words, lockdowns did not work.
The Daily Mail explains:
Lockdowns have not had a big impact on coronavirus death rates around the world, scientists have claimed, and the health of nations beforehand was more important.
Dozens of countries have been forced to tell people to stay home and close shops in a bid to stop the Covid-19 pandemic since it broke out in January.
But now a study has claimed the drastic measures don’t even work. They found that whether a country was locked down or not was ‘not associated’ with death rate.
The study pointed out that there were several factors that did affect death rates that basically revolved on how healthy people in the country were before the virus hit. This included the country’s obesity rates and the average age of its population.
The Daily Mail notes:
Which factors influenced death rates?
– Obesity rates over 30% increased the death rate per million by 12%
– A higher than normal average age increased deaths more than five- fold
– Low average income pushed up deaths by 3%
The study stated that these factors played a major role in why countries such as Italy (older population) and Britain (high obesity rates) were particularly hard hit by the virus.
Even closing borders early, which reduced the spread of the Coronavirus, did not impact death rates.
And this wasn’t the first study to note the ineffectiveness of lockdowns: READ: COVID-19 death rate is 75% lower in states that didn’t lock down: WSJ
In fact, a survey of new Covid admissions in New York suggested that the lockdowns may have actually made things worse, as 66% of the new cases involved people confined to their homes. If lockdowns worked, then essential workers (those not forced to stay home) should have been the hardest hit. READ: REVEALED: 66% of New York state coronavirus hospitalizations are people staying at HOME and NOT essential workers – which begs question: Does lockdown even work?