Scientific Study Shows COVID Lockdowns Caused 20-Fold More Deaths

A new scientific analysis indicates that the lockdowns imposed during the COVID19 pandemic may have caused 20 times more fatalities than public health officials claimed they saved. The paper was published late last month in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health and was written by researchers at the Jerusalem College of Technology.

The authors described the study as a narrative review of other research and an analysis of previous pandemics. The article, titled “Are Lockdowns Effective in Managing Pandemics?,” described the study as a risk/benefit assessment on the “connection of health and wealth.”

The authors concluded that the “assumption of lockdowns’ effectiveness cannot be supported by evidence.” They made comparisons between the COVID-19 pandemic, the 1918-1920 Spanish Flu, and “other less severe pandemics.”

The researchers calculated an estimate of the number of deaths that occurred due to the COVID-19 lockdowns and mitigation regulations that were strongly supported by public health officials including Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx.

Using the metric of “life years,” the paper estimates that lockdowns may have claimed 20 times more than they saved.

The researchers noted how international governments and health organizations’ use of lockdown restrictions as a valid pandemic mitigation strategy departed from traditional approaches. They noted that as recently as 2007, U.S. and Israeli health officials did not propose lockdowns in response to “influenza-like pandemics.”

They also emphasized that the World Health Organization (WHO) published a lengthy preparedness plan in October 2019 that expressly questioned the efficacy of social distancing, travel restrictions, contact tracing, and quarantine requirements.

The new study goes beyond questioning whether COVID-19 lockdowns were efficient. It argues that they took many more lives than would have been lost if they had not been imposed.

While hospitals were well-positioned to handle smaller numbers of highly contagious patients, lockdown emergency policies caused “health care facilities and nursing homes to often become vehicles of contamination themselves.”

The paper concludes that the prevailing assumption that lockdowns are effective as a tool for managing pandemics “cannot be supported by the evidence-based analysis of the present COVID-19 pandemic.”

Given the deadly and ineffective nature of widespread lockdowns, many Americans now question the motives that were behind them being imposed in the way they were.