Researchers found lockdown measures put in place during the early wave of the pandemic only reduced COVID-19 mortality by .2 percent in the U.S. and Europe
The study concluded that lockdowns, school closures, and limiting gatherings did not have a noticeable effect on COVID-19 mortality
Researchers warned that lockdowns ‘marginal at best’ benefits needed to be compared with their ‘devastating effects’ on the economy and society
‘They have contributed to reducing economic activity, raising unemployment, reducing schooling, causing political unrest, contributing to domestic violence, and undermining liberal democracy,’ researchers wrotelink
Does NZ have an internet connection? Can they read? Does Australia really not know that zero covid is impossible? Do they really believe early treatments never work and that they must be banned? If you have a VPN and a private browser and you live down under, here’s the study (and it’s not the first news of this): A LITERATURE REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECTS OF LOCKDOWNS ON COVID-19 MORTALITY. From the study:
While this meta-analysis concludes that lockdowns have had little to no public health effects, they have imposed enormous economic and social costs where they have been adopted. In consequence, lockdown policies are ill-founded and should be rejected as a pandemic policy instrument.