“South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and other lockdown critics have been accused for months of ignoring the science on the novel coronavirus, but a recently released study by Stanford University researchers is providing an empirical boost to those who want to shut down the shutdowns,” according to The Washington Times.
“A peer-reviewed article in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation found “no clear significant beneficial effect” from stay-at-home orders and business closures in eight nations, including the United States, versus voluntary measures adopted by South Korea and Sweden. [emphasis added]
“Published Jan. 5, the article offers what may be the strongest scientific challenge yet to more restrictive non-pharmaceutical interventions, or NPIs, prompting cheers from policymakers calling for the reopening of schools, restaurants, bars and gyms. [emphasis added]
“‘Put simply, lockdowns DON’T work,’ the Republican Ms. Noem tweeted with a link to the study. ‘See for yourself.'”
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A new Stanford study on worldwide #COVID19 responses “[failed to find an additional benefit of stay-at-home orders and business closures.”
Put simply, lockdowns DON’T work. See for yourself: https://t.co/yD2UvWXu2j
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) January 15, 2021