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Stay-at-home orders have not reduced deaths from Covid-19 vs states using social distancing only
Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:14 pm Email this article
States that have stay-at-home lockdown orders do not have fewer cases of Covid-19 per million people and do not have fewer deaths from Covid-19 per million people than states that used only social distancing according to political scientist Wilfred Reilly.
“the social-distancing states… [plus South Carolina] experienced 663 fewer cases per million and 42 fewer deaths per million on average than the lockdown states [minus New York],” notes Reilly.
Reilly W. There is no empirical evidence for these lockdowns: Comparing US states shows there is no relationship between lockdowns and lower Covid-19 deaths. Spiked.com. April 22, 2020.
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