Lockdowns had little or no impact on COVID-19 deaths, new study shows
Lockdowns in the U.S. and Europe had little or no impact in reducing deaths from COVID-19, according to a new analysis by researchers at Johns Hopkins University. The lockdowns during the early phase of the pandemic in 2020 reduced COVID-19 mortality by about 0.2%, said the broad review of multiple scientific studies.
"We find no
evidence that lockdowns, school closures, border closures, and limiting
gatherings have had a noticeable effect on COVID-19 mortality," the researchers