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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Covid-19 policy and Scientific Rot

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Many of us are wondering, "how the heck did we get here?"

Our response to a virus that is similar in lethality to previous flu epidemics resembles an attempted economic suicide. From UK politicians we hear a droning mantra of "follow the science" but to anyone paying attention, their science …

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Analysis from Cardiff, Nottingham and Oxford Universities finds "very little gain" in continuing total lockdown

An academic paper from 2020-04-15 models various scenarios to investigate time-dependent strategies of handling the epidemic taking into account the needs of the elderly and those with special medical conditions. Main findings include:

Very little gain, in terms of the projected hospital bed occupancy and expected numbers of death,of …

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