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    New Peer-Reviewed Study: Lockdowns Are No Good Against Coronavirus

    New Peer-Reviewed Study: Lockdowns Are No Good Against Coronavirus
    written by adam dick - sunday january 17, 2021

    Across the world, people have been suffering because of coronavirus crackdowns marketed as means to limit or even stop the spread of coronavirus. Yet, looking around, many people have observed that it seems there is little to no benefit from oppressive measures such as stay-at-home and business closure orders given that coronavirus spread and dangers appear not to be significantly reduced in countries that impose harsh mandates as compared to those that maintain greater respect for liberty and commerce.

    The same seems to be the situation when comparing state and local governments in America that have adopted policies justified as reactions to coronavirus that range from draconian to rather limited.

    A new peer-reviewed study examining the effects of coronavirus policies employed by various governments backs this conclusion. The study by scientists at Stanford University concludes no benefit can be determined to come from harsh measures such as stay-at-home and business closure mandates.

    Read more about the new study, and find a link to it, at a Sunday ZeroHedge article here.

    While coronavirus crackdowns appear to provide no benefit in countering coronavirus, they impose tremendous damage on people around the world. Businesses are destroyed. Employment is eliminated. Economies are scuttled. People’s ability to interact with each other is greatly limited. Travel is curtailed and made uncomfortable and difficult. Medical care not related to coronavirus is delayed or forgone. People are even forbidden from showing their faces. The list goes on. The coronavirus crackdowns are a horrifying example of governments at war with the people they claim to serve.
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    Auto-magically bars and restaurants will begin to open. Those that survived.

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    Peer-Reviewed Study "Did Not Find Evidence" Lockdowns Were Effective In Stopping COVID Spread
    BY TYLER DURDEN - SUNDAY, JAN 17, 2021

    Liberals may be able to argue with Fox News or even Republican politicians. But what happens when a peer reviewed study comes out of one of their coveted and prestigious universities in California potentially showing that their collective reaction to Covid may have been completely worthless and, as a result, may have done exceptionally more harm than good?

    Along those lines, it seems like a good idea to point out that a new peer reviewed study out of Stanford is questioning the effectiveness of lockdowns and stay-at-home orders (which it calls NPIs, or non-pharmaceutical interventions) to combat Covid-19. The study's lead author is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at Stanford.
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    “In the framework of this analysis, there is no evidence that more restrictive non-pharmaceutical interventions (“lockdowns”) contributed substantially to bending the curve of new cases in England, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, or the United States in early 2020. By comparing the effectiveness of NPIs on case growth rates in countries that implemented more restrictive measures with those that implemented less restrictive measures, the evidence points away from indicating that more restrictive NPIs provided additional meaningful benefit above and beyond less restrictive NPIs. While modest decreases in daily growth (under 30%) cannot be excluded in a few countries, the possibility of large decreases in daily growth due to more restrictive NPIs is incompatible with the accumulated data.”

    The study even looked into the potential of stay-at-home orders facilitating spread of the virus:

    “The direction of the effect size in most scenarios point towards an increase in the case growth rate, though these estimates are only distinguishable from zero in Spain (consistent with non-beneficial effect of lockdowns). Only in Iran do the estimates consistently point in the direction of additional reduction in the growth rate, yet those effects are statistically indistinguishable from zero. While it is hard to draw firm conclusions from these estimates, they are consistent with a recent analysis that identified increase transmission and cases in Hunan, China during the period of stay-at-home orders from increased intra-household density and transmission. In other words, it is possible that stay-at-home orders may facilitate transmission if they increase person-to-person contact where transmission is efficient such as closed spaces.”
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    More: https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/st...stopping-covid
    Stay at home orders are particularly hard on large and extended families that live together, or that have large family gathering because of the lockdowns. This hypothesis also partially explains why some groups tended to experience more infections.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
    Auto-magically bars and restaurants will begin to open. Those that survived.
    Pretty much served its purpose, right?

    Trillions for their special interests. The public supporting violations of liberties. Big Tech take over of allowable speech. Pitting neighbor against neighbor. Consolidation of one-party rule. AND they got the Cheeto out?!

    I can't believe they didn't think of this before!!
    "And now that the legislators and do-gooders have so futilely inflicted so many systems upon society, may they finally end where they should have begun: May they reject all systems, and try liberty; for liberty is an acknowledgment of faith in God and His works." - Bastiat

    "It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." - Voltaire

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptUSA View Post
    Pretty much served its purpose, right?

    Trillions for their special interests. The public supporting violations of liberties. Big Tech take over of allowable speech. Pitting neighbor against neighbor. Consolidation of one-party rule. AND they got the Cheeto out?!

    I can't believe they didn't think of this before!!
    As a bonus there is always a "much more transmissible" and "far deadlier" strain around the corner should the need arise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptUSA View Post
    I can't believe they didn't think of this before!!
    Now that they've thought of it, you can be sure they'll never forget it ...

    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
    As a bonus there is always a "much more transmissible" and "far deadlier" strain around the corner should the need arise.
    Ding! Ding! Ding!


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    Funny how this peer-reviewed study is coming out days before Biden gets sworn in.
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