A new study out of Johns Hopkins University, “We find no evidence that lockdowns, school closures, border closures, and limiting gatherings have had a noticeable effect on COVID-19 mortality,”
The Human Cost of Lockdowns
This critical information does not seem to have permeated the larger public, however. No news ticker will display the number of lockdown-induced fatalities. In part, this is due to the pervasive bias of the mainstream media in supporting Democrats’ lockdown policies.
But it is also due to the nature of the message. Deaths from the Wuhan virus are a single number from a single cause, but deaths due to the lockdowns come from many different sources, such as:
- Depression and mental illness
- Delays in preventative medical care, including deaths from cancer and postponed vaccinations
- Drug and other opioid abuse
- Domestic violence and child abuse
- Cardiovascular disease and stroke due to unemployment
- Reduced average life span from other causes due to unemployment
- Multi-causal mortality increases from recession and poverty in general
Attempts have been made to pull these diverse causalities into one model. A group of South African actuaries advised their government that a lockdown would cost 29 lives for every one life saved from the virus. A U.K. government study estimated more conservatively that the ratio would be four-to-one — with lockdowns causing 200,000 fatalities while saving only 50,000 people from death by COVID-19.
Lockdowns causing 200,000 fatalities while saving only 50,000 people from death by COVID-19
December 1, 2020
Sweden is fairing much better than its lockdowned neighbors according to John Hopkins University. Many are shocked to see that Sweden who did not lockdown has outperformed surrounding countries and is doing much better than predicted.
In fact Sweden has the 23rd lowest death rate world-wide and getting better weekly.