by Jon Guze
Senior Fellow, Legal Studies, John Locke Foundation
I started questioning the efficacy of lockdowns in April of last year. (See, also, here, here, and here.) Since then evidence has continued to accumulate showing that I was right to be skeptical. In The Lockdowns Weren’t Worth It, Philippe Lemoine discusses some of that evidence and what it implies, and in Stay?at?home policy is a case of exception fallacy, a distinguished group of medical experts and mathematicians conclude:
[I]n ~ 98% of the comparisons using 87 different regions of the world we found no evidence that the number of deaths/million is reduced by staying at home.