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Mask Mandates And COVID Lockdowns Were Useless, New Study Confirms

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The media’s extensive promotion of COVID policy interventions has led to alarming consequences, particularly impacting mental health and the younger population. Many teenagers and children have suffered due to unnecessary restrictions imposed by overly fearful adults. They missed out on crucial years of education and social development, including junior and high school experiences and the initial phase of college life.

The imposition of COVID vaccine mandates eroded personal freedom of choice, as the media played a role in convincing the public that sacrificing jobs and healthcare was a reasonable trade-off. Discriminatory policies have had long-lasting effects, resulting in societal disruption, economic decline, and a portion of the population reluctant to move on from mask-wearing and COVID booster shots.

What exacerbates this situation is that mounting evidence confirms the ineffectiveness of these interventions. A group of researchers recently conducted a study analyzing the impact of COVID-19 policies and behaviors, as well as their economic and educational consequences across US states from January 1, 2020, to July 31, 2022.

Their study aimed to compare mandates and behaviors across states to determine their significance in relation to COVID outcomes. While they suggested that the US could have achieved better results based on the relative success of states like Vermont and Hawaii compared to Mississippi, they also acknowledged the underlying factors contributing to Mississippi’s worse outcomes.

These factors included higher poverty rates, lower educational attainment, and comorbidities, which are not problems directly related to the pandemic and cannot be solved solely through government-imposed restrictions. States like Vermont, Hawaii, and others had inherent advantages not related to weather or population density but rather due to higher incomes and healthier populations.

Hawaii, with a median household income of approximately $83,000 per year, fared far better than Mississippi, where the median household income is $46,511 per year. Furthermore, the researchers found that higher public health spending and more personnel per capita did not correlate with lower infection or death rates.

This finding aligns with the observed flip-flopping, authoritarian tendencies, double standards during protests in 2020, political posturing, and lack of intellectual humility displayed by public health authorities in recent years. The well-funded and staffed public health departments had little impact on the outcomes.

Surprisingly, the measures pushed by public health authorities proved to be largely ineffective. For instance, when comparing COVID mortality rates, Florida outperformed California despite California implementing strict lockdowns and extensive mask mandates. Regional factors also played a significant role, evident in the clustering of similar outcomes among states like Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, and the central and upper Midwest.

The data behind the adjusted comparisons reinforce these observations. Florida, despite its governor facing criticism from the media and public health experts, emerged as the 12th best-performing state, while the District of Columbia, known for vaccine mandates, mask mandates, strict lockdowns, and a population that supposedly followed scientific guidance, ranked as the second-worst performing “state.”

The lack of correlation between strict mandates and COVID metrics was acknowledged even by the researchers themselves. None of the state-sponsored mandates were effective in preventing COVID deaths, and there was even a slight association between mask mandates and higher death rates.

The study offers valuable insights, particularly concerning politics, mask mandates, and lockdowns. It is crucial to highlight these findings due to the substantial costs and continued promotion of these measures by the media. There is no justification for misleading the public into believing that mandates and interventions hold any value or effectiveness, or that public health authorities were adequately prepared or qualified to achieve better outcomes. It begs the question of why anyone initially relied on their guidance.

ASHLIE BLAKEYhttps://tosbos.com/
Ashlie is a senior reporter for the TosBos News. She covers live and breaking news from 6 am every day. Ashlie joined the M.E.N. in 2019 having previously worked for Cavendish Press news agency.


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