Are Lockdowns Effective? 10 published peer-reviewed medical papers discussed

April 26th, 2021

The papers discussed are as follows –

  1. Inferring UK COVID‐19 fatal infection trajectories from daily mortality data: Were infections already in decline before the UK lockdowns?
    Published on 30th March 2021 – Biometrics The Journal of the International Biometric Society.
  2. Effect Estimates of COVID-19 Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions are Non-Robust and Highly Model-Dependent
    Published on 26th March 2021 – The Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
  3. Stay-at-home policy is a case of exception fallacy: an internet-based ecological study
    Published on 5th March 2021 – Nature
  4. COVID-19: Rethinking the Lockdown Groupthink
    Published on 26th February 2021, Frontiers in Public Health
  5. Evaluating the effects of shelter-in-place policies during the COVID-19 pandemic
    Published on 24th February 2021 – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States
  6. Assessing Mandatory Stay‐at‐Home and Business Closure Effects on the Spread of COVID‐19
    Published 5th January 2021 – The European Journal of Clinical Investigation.
  7. Government mandated lockdowns do not reduce Covid-19 deaths: implications for evaluating the stringent New Zealand response
    Published on 20th November 2020 – New Zealand Economic Papers
  8. Covid-19 Mortality: A Matter of Vulnerability Among Nations Facing Limited Margins of Adaptation
    Published on 19 November 2020 – Frontiers in Public Health
  9. COVID-19 pandemic-related lockdown: response time is more important than its strictness
    Published on 19th October 2020 – EMBO Molecular Medicine
  10. A country level analysis measuring the impact of government actions, country preparedness and socioeconomic factors on COVID-19 mortality and related health outcomes
    Published on 21st July 2020 – EClinicalMedicine (publication by The Lancet)

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