Philippe Lemoine In WSJ: The Lockdowns Weren't Worth It
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Earlier, by Michelle Malkin: 2020—The Year 'Expert' Credibility Died

From the Wall Street Journal’s op-ed page:

The Lockdowns Weren’t Worth It

There’s a reason no government has done a cost-benefit analysis: The policy would surely fail.
By Philippe Lemoine
March 11, 2021 12:56 pm ET

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced last week that his state is ending its mask mandate and business capacity limits. While Democrats and many public-health officials denounced the move, ample data now exist to demonstrate that the benefits of stringent measures aren’t worth the costs.

This wasn’t always the case. A year ago I publicly advocated lockdowns because they seemed prudent given how little was known at the time about the virus and its effects. But locking society down has become the default option of governments all over the world, regardless of cost. …

And here at the website of the Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology is Lemoine’s full report, which, being by Philippe, is very phull indeed.

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