State Lockdowns Aren’t Having an Impact in COVID-19 Death
#stayhome order doesn’t statistically make sense
Many states have instituted massive lockdowns (“stay at home” order) of their populations to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Some states have chosen not to do so. The goals of these lockdowns have included the proposition that they would slow the spread of the Coronavirus Sars-Cov-2 virus which causes COVID-19 and thus prevent death.
Is this helping?
One way to look at this would be to compare the COVID-19 deaths in states that do and do not have stay-at-home orders in place. Although these comparisons have their limitations, nonetheless, the statistics speak for themselves and can be used to assess the effectiveness of a lockdown policy.
As of April 5, 2020 Source: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/
The COVID-19 pandemic is a serious crisis not to be taken lightly.
Our response to it should not make it worse.
Martin Dubravec, MD
Allergy and Asthma Specialists of Cadillac, MI
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