The Pros and Cons of Lockdowns

—<Quoted from Rational Ground>—

Pros of lockdowns

  • Low chance of a possible temporary suspension of a respiratory virus
  • Gives politicians and bureaucrats the appearance of “taking the pandemic seriously”

Cons of lockdowns

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The only thing I would add is that the first reason for the lockdowns, “Low chance of a possible temporary suspension of a respiratory virus”, is not supported by the evidence. Regions that have strong lockdowns have the same level of infection as those regions that don’t…. while suffering a far heavier punishment load on the general population.

(And note that we are talking about “cases”, not deaths or serious injury… which are not out of line with the typical flu season.)


Hat tip: My gratitude to Jordan Schachtel for pointing this out, in his article The children’s mental health epidemic was caused by lockdowns, not COVID-19

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