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COVID-1984 lockdowns don’t reduce COVID deaths, study


A new study by Frontiers in Public Health (FPH) revealed that COVID-1984 lockdowns had no impact on reducing the number of COVID deaths. In its report, FPH compared death rates between regions that imposed strict COVID-1984 lockdowns with those that didn’t

FEE reports:

Many US states and countries around the world are imposing another round of economic lockdowns in an effort to combat the coronavirus.

The actions are certain to come with a series of devastating unintended consequences—economic destruction, surging poverty, and mental health deterioration among them—but a new study suggests the lockdowns may not do what they are designed to do: save lives.

A new study published by Frontiers in Public Health concluded that neither lockdowns nor lockdown stringency were correlated with lower death rates.

Researchers analyzed data from 160 countries over the first 8 months of the pandemic, testing several factors—including demographics, public health, economy, politics, and environment—to determine how they are correlated with COVID-19 mortality.

“Stringency of the measures settled to fight pandemia, including lockdown, did not appear to be linked with death rate,” the researchers said.

READ: Lockdowns Not Linked With Lower COVID Death Rates, New Study Finds

This was not the first study to notice this irregularity:

READ: New study: Coronavirus lockdowns don’t save lives

READLockdowns DON’T work, study claims: Researchers say stay-at-home orders made no difference to coronavirus deaths around the world – but prior health levels DID

READCOVID-19 death rate is 75% lower in states that didn’t lock down: WSJ

In her analysis of COVID data back in May, during the height of the first Coronavirus wave, Elaine He noted, “there’s little correlation between the severity of a nation’s restrictions and whether it managed to curb excess fatalities.” READ: The Results of Europe’s Lockdown Experiment Are In

But COVID-1984 lockdowns did result in more deaths

While studies suggest the COVID-1984 lockdowns did not reduce the number of COVID deaths, the lockdowns did increase deaths in other areas:

READ: US opioid deaths rising amid coronavirus lockdowns, state health officials say

READ: Overdose Deaths Explode In Ohio County After Lockdown, Coroner Cites Joblessness

READOverdose Deaths Explode In Ohio County After Lockdown, Coroner Cites Joblessness

READ: 50,000 Children’s Surgeries Postponed, Deaths on Transplant Waiting List Near-Doubled Due to Lockdown: Report

READMore youth are dying of suicide, overdose than COVID-19 during pandemic: CDC director

READCalifornia doctors say they’ve seen more deaths from suicide than coronavirus since lockdown

READLockdown-inspired suicides on course to DWARF coronavirus deaths in Australia & in time, even in US – studies

READCritics say lockdowns will be more damaging than the virus. Experts say it’s a false choice

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