NBER: "NON-COVID EXCESS DEATHS, 2020-21: COLLATERAL DAMAGE OF POLICY CHOICES?" As I have been saying, Fauci, Birx, Francis Collins lockdown lunacy harmed and killed people! I said no lockdowns!!!!
by Paul Alexander
"Summing our estimates across causes and age groups, we estimate 171,000 excess non-Covid deaths through the end of 2021 plus 72,000 unmeasured Covid deaths."
‘The use of lockdowns is a unique feature of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lockdowns have not been used to such a large extent during any of the pandemics of the past century. However, lockdowns during the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic have had devastating effects. They have contributed to reducing economic activity, raising unemployment, reducing schooling, causing political unrest, contributing to domestic violence, loss of life quality, and the undermining of liberal democracy. These costs to society must be compared to the benefits of lockdowns…
Such a standard benefit-cost calculation leads to a strong conclusion:
until future research based on credible empirical evidence can prove that lockdowns have large and significant reductions in mortality, lockdowns should be rejected out of hand as a pandemic policy instrument.’
Remember how Scott Atlas, myself, Jeff Tucker, Gupta etc. warned against lockdowns? We had written these 2 seminal papers, one AIER, one Brownstone (as well as others):
Now along comes NEBR that followed Herby et al.’s Hopkins paper:
Herby (Johns Hopkins)