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Study: ‘ill-founded’ Lockdowns only reduced COVID deaths by 0.2%

A major study conducted by Johns Hopkins University concluded that the lockdowns, imposed by governments around the world to stop the COVID pandemic, had basically no impact on COVID deaths, but a devastating impact on the economy and people’s lives. According to Fox News, the study found that during the initial stages of COVID in 2020, the lockdowns only reduced deaths marginally by .2%. The study conducted by Steve Hanke from Johns Hopkins, Lars Jonung, Lund University, and Jonas Herby, from Copenhagen’s Center for Political Studies came to this conclusion after analyzing data from COVID studies conducted around the world. They described the lockdowns as “ill-founded” and added, going forward, that “lockdowns should be rejected out-of-hand.” They also found that shelter-in-place mandates (if you tested positive for the virus) reduced COVID deaths by 2.9%, but if shelter-in-place was combined with a lockdown, the number of deaths went up by 2.8%. Why did the lockdowns increase the number of deaths? The researchers concluded: “[Shelter-in-place orders] may isolate an infected person at home with his/her family where …