Do Lockdowns Work? The Literature

Below are a number of published papers finding that lockdowns had little or no efficacy (despite unconscionable harms) along with a key quote or two from each:

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This article is based on a collation initially done by twitter user @the_brumby


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“there is no evidence that more restrictive nonpharmaceutical interventions …

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Straw Poll: Corruption vs Incompetence

Opinions on Government responses to Covid-19 are highly critical.

Respondents to this straw poll were asked to indicate their estimation of what friends, family and workmates thought of the Government's handling of the coronavirus. Here are the results for the UK respondents:

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Below are the response options A to E …

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Straw Poll: Opinions polarise

Opinions on Government responses to Covid-19 are highly critical.

Respondents to this straw poll were asked to indicate their estimation of what friends, family and workmates thought of the Government's handling of the coronavirus. Here are the results for the UK respondents:

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Below are the response options A to E …

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Straw Poll: Not much support for the UK Government

Opinions on Government responses to Covid-19 are highly critical.

Respondents to this straw poll were asked to indicate their estimation of what friends, family and workmates thought of the Government's handling of the coronavirus. Here are the results for the UK respondents:

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Below are the response options A to E …

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Straw Poll: Opinions (still) shifting against the UK Government

Opinions on Government responses to Covid-19 appear to be increasingly critical.

Respondents to this straw poll were asked to indicate their estimation of what friends, family and workmates thought of the Government's handling of the coronavirus. Here are the results for the 326 UK respondents:

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Below are the response options …

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Covid-19 in Proportion?

The UK2 Government has taken drastic actions to deal with Covid-19, but are these actions and fears in proportion to the reality?

Levels of mortality in 2019/2020 are very similar to those suffered in 1999/2000.

Quarantines and draconian interventions were not justified then and as millions of jobs …

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Straw Poll: Opinions continue to shift

In August I took a straw poll to measure opinions on how the UK Government has dealt with the covid-19 crisis. Respondents were asked via twitter to rate their own opinions from A to E as well as the opinions of family, friends, neighbours and workmates.

This month's poll is …

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Rising in the North and Setting in the South: Covid-19 in the USA

US covid-19 deaths have risen, peaked and fallen very differently from those of large Western European countries.

What is causing this difference and what can we learn from it?

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Why is the US different?

In the larger countries of Western Europe the scale of death tolls has varied significantly, but …

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Straw Poll: Opinions seem to be shifting

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Early in of July I took an informal poll of opinion on Covid - how supportive or critical are people of their governments. A month later I have repeated the exercise, a total of 342 people responded (last month 202).

Respondents to the survey, who were sourced by a request through …

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