All posts tagged: lockdowns did not work

Major review of Australia’s response to COVID concluded lockdowns and school closures were a big mistake

A major independent review of how different levels of Australian governments responded to the COVID pandemic through lockdowns and the closing of schools and borders has concluded their response was a HUGE MISTAKE and cause unmeasurable damage. The review was led by Peter Shergold, who currently serves as Western Sydney University chancellor, and is well respected by people on all sides of the political spectrum. The review came to this conclusion after consulting over 200 experts from all fields including health and epidemiology, Writing for, Joe Hildebrand provides more details: Lockdowns were wrong. School closures were wrong. Border closures were wrong. Poor people were hurt the most. These are the findings of the first and so-far only full inquiry into Australia’s response to Covid, an independent review funded by three major philanthropic organisation and headed by Peter Shergold, previously the most senior public servant in the country and now Western Sydney University chancellor — an eminent and highly qualified mind deeply respected on both sides of politics. […] They were wrong and they caused …

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 …

Oxford epidemiologist says the threat of Omicron is overblown

Oxford epidemiologist, Professor Sunetra Gupta, has opposed the lockdowns since day one, arguing that they do more harm than good. If lockdowns actually worked, the COVID pandemic would have been over last spring. All lockdowns do is extend the pandemic. Gupta argues that lockdowns also do incredible harm to children. She adds that the healthy have to stop being afraid of infection because disease is a reality of life. Dr. Gupta argues that the medical establishment should have instead focussed on protecting the people who were actually vulnerable to the virus, the elderly, and those with underlying health conditions. It didn’t and in Canada, as an example, 69% of the COVID deaths lived in long-term care homes. READ: The Great Barrington Declaration RELATED: Vaccine inventor: Omicron could be ‘a Christmas present’ RELATED: Covid accounted for just one in 16 deaths in England and Wales in first full week of Omicron as virus fatalities fell to a two-month low, official data shows