In this post-Covid world, science is starting to understand what we did during the pandemic, and what our response to it actually accomplished.
A new Harvard study reveals that while leaving the elite relatively unscathed, the lockdowwns played havoc with the working folks. This study examines the lockdowns mainly from an economic standpoint.
And, those who argued that the shelter-in-pace policy was designed to save lives have no data points to stand on. People are going to die, and shelter-in-place orders increase the risk of death.
“We failed to find that countries or U.S. states that implemented SIP policies earlier, and in which SIP policies had longer to operate, had lower excess deaths than countries/U.S. states that were slower to implement SIP policies,” the authors explain.
It's been sixteen months since Covid battered it's way into my consciousness I railed against government excesses, regulatory over-reach, and how those policies limited economic activity, diminished personal freedom, and expanded government..