Johns Hopkins Study Shows Lockdowns Only Reduced COVID-19 Mortality by .2% and Came with “Enormous Economic and Social Costs”

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A new study released by Johns Hopkins confirms a suspicion held by most conservatives: the lockdowns hurt society far more than they helped. The study written by Jonas Herby, Lars Jonung, and Steve Hanke conclusively shows that the lockdowns were not only ineffective in stopping the spread of COVID-19, but they came with “enormous economic and social costs.” 

The Hopkins study was a meta-analysis, meaning that it analyzed a multitude of academic papers that explored the implications of COVID-19 lockdowns. After screening 18,590 studies, the researchers carefully concluded that lockdown policies are ineffective. 

Their findings were shocking. The meta-analysis showed that lockdown policies in the United States and Europe only reduced COVID-19 mortality by 0.2% on average. They also examined data between lockdown and non-lockdown communities. That comparison resulted in zero evidence that lockdown communities had reduced COVID-19 mortality.

The researchers concluded the following from the study:

In consequence, lockdown policies are ill-founded and should be rejected as a pandemic policy instrument.

They also note that before the COVID pandemic, even researchers from the World Health Organization understood that lockdown measures did little to prevent the spread of illness. An article from the WHO Writing Group in 2006 stated the following: 

Reports from the 1918 influenza pandemic indicate that social-distancing measures did not stop or appear to dramatically reduce transmission… In Edmonton, Canada, isolation and quarantine were instituted; public meetings were banned; schools, churches, colleges, theaters, and other public gathering places were closed; and business hours were restricted without obvious impact on the epidemic.

It is shocking to learn that the WHO understood that lockdown measures were ineffective in curbing the spread of illness prior to the pandemic. One can only assume that politicians wanted to seem proactive in fighting against the virus and government health officials conformed to those in positions of power. 

This new study from Johns Hopkins should come as a relief to everyone. Lockdown measures have been proven ineffective, and vaccinations have been widely distributed. This means the only thing left to do is get on with our lives. Unfortunately, the mainstream media and Democrats refuse to do so. 

Johns Hopkins professor Martin Makary is outraged over the lack of attention the new lockdown study has drawn from mainstream media outlets.

Makary is a professor of surgery at Hopkins and was not involved in the study but believes it is groundbreaking. In an interview on Fox News, he had the following to say: 

Johns Hopkins itself did not even put out a press release about this study, and if you look at the media coverage, it’s one of the biggest stories in the world today, and yet certain media outlets have not even covered it.

While the mainstream media may not be covering this new study, understand that the majority of Americans no longer tune into cable news shows like CNN and MSNBC. The corporate media is dying because they refuse to tell their audience the important truths that don’t align with their narrative.

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