Johns Hopkins University Claims Lockdowns Were Useless Against Covid-19

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According to a new study by Johns Hopkins University, lockdowns in the U.S. and Europe had little or no impact in reducing deaths from COVID-19. The broad review of multiple studies revealed lockdowns only reduced Covid-19 mortality by about 0.2%. However, the researchers said lockdowns did have devastating effects on the economy and contributed to numerous social ills. The paper concluded, “Such a standard benefit-cost calculation leads to a strong conclusion: lockdowns should be rejected out of hand as a pandemic policy instrument.”