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News24.com | ANALYSIS | Do lockdowns help? No, they only appear to make things worse

Frans Rautenbach has analysed whether lockdowns help with preventing the spread of Covid-19, and has come to the conclusion that they don’t.

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Frans Rautenbach has analysed whether lockdowns help with preventing the spread of Covid-19, and has come to the conclusion that they don’t.
To find out whether lockdowns work to combat the Covid-19 virus, one can calculate the strictness of the lockdown measures of countries, and plot those results against the number of deaths from the disease per million people per country.
If it were true that lockdowns curb the spread of the virus, we would expect countries with stricter lockdowns to do so more…

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