Johns Hopkins Study Debunks “Fact Checkers” and Shows Lockdowns Were Harmful

June 24, 2022 in News by RBN Staff

source:  needtoknownews

Johns Hopkins Economics Professor Steve Hanke, Youtube

Johns Hopkins Economics Professor Steve Hanke released a meta-study in earlier this year that indicated that COVID lockdowns had only saved a small number of lives compared to the astronomical figure that had been reported by an Imperial College study. A fevered backlash followed. The Johns Hopkins report showed that the 2020 lockdowns only reduced COVID mortality by 0.2%. The researchers wrote that they found “no evidence that lockdowns, school closures, border closures and limiting gatherings have had a noticeable effect on COVID-19 mortality.”  But the research paper said that lockdowns did have “devastating effects” on the economy. The Imperial College of London that made wild predictions about mortality rates and has been consistently wrong on a grand scale, also predicted that lockdowns could reduce death rates by up to 98%. The Imperial College, along with “fact checkers” like Snopes, sought to refute the claims Hanke and his co-authors made. While the cause and existence of COVID-19 are disputed, this study used real world data to show that lockdowns were extremely harmful and discredited models that use fantasy numbers.