Thursday, 17 February 2022 — Swiss Policy Research
Canadian “Freedom Convoy” in Ottawa (Shropshire)
The latest medical and political coronavirus developments.
Lockdowns in retrospect
A recent preprint meta-analysis by researchers from Denmark (Center for Political Studies), Sweden (Lund University) and the US (Johns Hopkins University) found that lockdowns in the spring of 2020 had no significant impact on mortality. Moreover, the authors highlight that the many “simulation studies” that claimed otherwise essentially presupposed that the entire decline in infections had been due to “measures”, when in reality the decline had been a natural phenomenon. This discrepancy was first shown by a French researcher (see this interview).