New report shows how the lockdowns have harmed health care

Proponents of the COVID lockdowns claim they are prioritizing public health over "mere" economic concerns.  However, a new report from the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) calibrates the overall cost of lockdowns, not just in terms of lost jobs, education, and economic output, but in the reduction of health care. "In the debate over coronavirus policy, there has been far too little focus on the costs of lockdowns," the AIER report states.  Indeed, those concerned about the costs of the lockdowns are routinely castigated as greedy, more concerned with profits than with human life.  However, as the AIER report shows, the lockdowns have failed on their own terms — they have exacted an enormous toll on the nation's mental and physical health. According to the report, which cites to official sources, during late June 2020, 40% of U.S. adults were struggling with mental health or substance abuse...(Read Full Post)
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