The latest study in the Lancet offers a taste of the embarrassments to come. It’s titled “A country level analysis measuring the impact of government actions, country preparedness and socioeconomic factors on COVID-19 mortality and related health outcomes”.
Here is the killer sentence:
However, in our analysis, full lockdowns and wide-spread COVID-19 testing were not associated with reductions in the number of critical cases or overall mortality.
Yes, that’s right. According to this study, there is still no evidence that the radical measures taken by various governments to combat coronavirus made a difference in the mortality rate. Boris Johnson’s lockdown was a massive waste of time, money and possibly of lives too. His compulsory masks policy looks like a desperate attempt to prolong the scare in order to make the government’s earlier overreaction look less culpably stupid.