July 12, 2021
Some studies that show the devastating effects of lockdowns
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- On 20 October 2020, the Australian Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg made an appeal to Daniel Andrews to ‘end lockdown torture’.
- A recent study shows that one out of ten Victorians had seriously contemplated suicide during last year’s lockdowns.
- John Tierney analysed excess deaths in the group aged 15 to 54 in the USA. Most of these weren’t attributable to the virus but to lockdowns.
- Sajid Javid, the UK Health Secretary, has admitted that lockdowns cost lives.
- “The number of years of life lost to lockdown is many times greater than the number of years of life lost to covid-19” – based on multiple studies.
- The fact that lockdowns have devastated those on lower incomes has been identified in data analysis from Harvard University, Brown University, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. And “Covid-19 has cost global workers $3.7tn in lost earnings, says ILO”.
- Websites like https://collateralglobal.org/ have been tracking studies about harms from lockdowns.
- “Evidence is emerging of a wave of non-COVID excess deaths, including in working-age individuals, due to the impact of lockdown policies”
 McArthur, Emma, “Responding to Covid-19: Public Health or Public Harm?”, PANDA, June 2021