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2020/4/22Lockdowns don't work That simple sentence is enough to ignite a firestorm of controversy these days whether you say it in public (to someone at least six feet away of course) or online As soon as the words leave your lips they begin to be interpreted in 2020/8/12In Episode 71 of Inside Covid-19 after Tuesday's excitement around Russia's coronavirus vaccine doubts grow because of the apparent haste with which it was created – we've got context on that story and vaccines generally Plus fresh evidence that lockdowns just don't work in an African context and some ugly consequences from the UK's mismanagement of the pandemic

Lockdowns not enough to defeat coronavirus

Read more about Lockdowns not enough to defeat coronavirus -WHO's Ryan on Devdiscourse Representative Image Image Credit: ANI Countries can't simply lock down their societies to defeat coronavirus the World Health Organization's top emergency expert said

2020/4/29Americans are a fundamentally conscientious people—and Americans took proactive measures to beat COVID long before government measures were in place Last week I argued here at Public Discourse that lockdowns don't work and this week I argue that contrary to popular narratives Americans have been fairly diligent about social distancing even in places and times where they were

I don't have time to roll around in the dirt They've grown too toxic — a corrosive agent eating away at the public discourse A lot of what I feel these days is captured in Andrew Doyle's article " The mark of an educated mind " in Standpoint magazine

2020/9/11Not surprisingly then it's now becoming apparent that lockdowns don't work when actually tried Earlier this month for example Donald Luskin noted in the Wall Street Journal : Measuring from the start of the year to each state's point of maximum lockdown—which range from April 5 to April 18—it turns out that lockdowns correlated with a greater spread of the virus

2020/4/30A new report gives evidence that "lockdowns don't work " Still others argue that quarantining the sick not the healthy is the best course of action Stay-at-home orders low assembly thresholds and business closures together constitute a lockdown Lymon Stone argues in a column published by Public Discourse a journal of the Witherspoon Institute which he says don't work

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2020/4/30A new report gives evidence that "lockdowns don't work " Still others argue that quarantining the sick not the healthy is the best course of action Stay-at-home orders low assembly thresholds and business closures together constitute a lockdown Lymon Stone argues in a column published by Public Discourse a journal of the Witherspoon Institute which he says don't work

1 The lockdowns are still a work-in-progress There are past lockdowns revolving lockdowns partial lockdowns mandatory lockdowns voluntary lockdowns severe lockdowns and probably an array of many lockdown types yet to be invented

Thread by lymanstoneky: I'm at PublicDiscourse today writing up my take on why I don't think lockdowns work I use data from 13 regions arold as well as all US county data to show that lockdowns have no demonstrated connection to reduced deaths thep

2020/8/16Peru had one of the earliest (March 16th) and longest (four months) lockdowns But it has the highest daily deaths per capita in the world now Lockdowns don't work How many additional refutations do we need for people to stop suggesting the use of lockdowns?

2020/8/17Moreover the flip-flop on masks by their governments – going from 'don't wear them they don't work' in March to 'everyone must wear them on penalty of fines' by July – has angered the public already frustrated by the neverending lockdowns and the attendant

The economist Lyman Stone a Twitter acquaintance and Institute for Family Studies colleague of mine has an interesting piece up at Public Discourse called "Lockdowns Don't Work " It has a lot of data in it and the question it raises is a good one: What marginal benefit do we get from forcibly shutting down business and social life above and beyond the effects of other strategies?

I work with some people who try to bring about those things Part of the answer is most people are not interested enough to do anything about it That may change but it hasn't changed much yet Also many of those who are interested don't agree as to how to

I don't have time to roll around in the dirt They've grown too toxic — a corrosive agent eating away at the public discourse A lot of what I feel these days is captured in Andrew Doyle's article " The mark of an educated mind " in Standpoint magazine

Can technology ease loneliness during COVID

2020/9/4Social media is often vilified in public discourse But many people who are self-isolating now rely on online social tools An important aspect missing in instant messaging and social media platforms such as Facebook Instagram and Twitter however is the nonverbal cue – such as a

2020/8/15It usually makes sense to follow the money when seeking understanding of almost any major change The strategy of following the money in our current convergence of crises in late summer of 2020 leads us directly to the lockdowns The lockdowns were first

A new report gives evidence that "lockdowns don't work " Still others argue that quarantining the sick not the healthy is the best course of action Stay-at-home orders low assembly thresholds and business closures together constitute a lockdown Lymon Stone argues in a column published by Public Discourse a journal of the Witherspoon Institute which he says don't work

A new report gives evidence that "lockdowns don't work " Still others argue that quarantining the sick not the healthy is the best course of action Stay-at-home orders low assembly thresholds and business closures together constitute a lockdown Lymon Stone argues in a column published by Public Discourse a journal of the Witherspoon Institute which he says don't work

I don't have time to roll around in the dirt They've grown too toxic — a corrosive agent eating away at the public discourse A lot of what I feel these days is captured in Andrew Doyle's article " The mark of an educated mind " in Standpoint magazine

Lockdowns Don't Work Many policies provide public-health benefits in pandemics such as making facemasks mandatory cancelling school and banning large assemblies and long-distance travel But ordering people to cower in their homes harassing people for having playdates in the park and ordering small businesses to cl

Lockdowns Don't Work Many policies provide public-health benefits in pandemics such as making facemasks mandatory cancelling school and banning large assemblies and long-distance travel But ordering people to cower in their homes harassing people for having playdates in the park and ordering small businesses to cl

2020/8/19The lockdowns are still a work-in-progress There are past lockdowns revolving lockdowns partial lockdowns mandatory lockdowns voluntary lockdowns severe lockdowns and probably an array of many lockdown types yet to be invented

2020/8/12In Episode 71 of Inside Covid-19 after Tuesday's excitement around Russia's coronavirus vaccine doubts grow because of the apparent haste with which it was created – we've got context on that story and vaccines generally Plus fresh evidence that lockdowns just don't work in an African context and some ugly consequences from the UK's mismanagement of the pandemic

2020/9/4Social media is often vilified in public discourse But many people who are self-isolating now rely on online social tools An important aspect missing in instant messaging and social media platforms such as Facebook Instagram and Twitter however is the nonverbal cue – such as a