A new ground-breaking study conducted by Revolver News has established that Coronavirus lockdowns are ten times more deadly than the virus itself in terms of years of life cost by American citizens.
Up until this point, there had been no rigorous analysis to accurately convey the coronavirus lockdowns’ actual costs. Revolver News set out to commission a study to conduct proper research. It has finally quantified the lockdown’s net damage in terms of a specific metric known as “life years.”
The study focused on existing economic studies on the unemployment health effects to calculate the years of life that would have been lost versus the years of life that would have been saved by the lockdown.
The result is definitely a staggering one as it shows that the lockdown will end up costing Americans over ten times as many as years of life that they will save from the coronavirus itself.
The COVID-19 lockdown measures that Americans have had to follow strictly for the significant part of 2020 represent one of the most consequential and damaging policies undertaken in the history of the United States of America.
For the first time, the United States of America has faced such a challenging scenario that has been gravely disrupting and jeopardizing its economic and social stability.
Just like many other things, the lockdown measures has also been a significant part of politicization. President Donald Trump has always been opposing the idea of lockdown measures from the very first day, knowing its inevitable economic and social consequences.
On the recent speech in the National Republican Convention, President Trump has raised the point that lockdowns have had highly adverse effects on many Americans’ lives.
The president said that the results of Biden’s decision over lockdowns would be measured in depression, drug overdose, alcohol abuse, suicides, heart attacks, economic breakdown, a massive number of job losses, and others.
On the other hand, Joe Biden, the Democratic Presidential candidate, is willing to impose other lockdowns if scientists suggest him to do so. It is still unclear whom he was referring to as no scientist might suggest other lockdowns after considering the staggering cost of the recent lockdowns.
Revolver News has done a great job by conducting an in-depth and rigorous study on such topics, and they really believe that this study will help the policymakers. Unfortunately, due to the politicization over lockdowns and with the possibility of professional repercussions, the authors used pseudo names.
Abel Summer is a Ph. D. in the Social Sciences field with considerable experience as a public and private policymaker. He has vast expertise in statistics, econometrics, and quantitatively informed public policy.
Jeremiah Jackson completed a Ph.D. in economics and has significant experience in the public sector as a policymaker and as an analyst in the private sector.
Jacob Cage holds a Ph.D. in a social sciences field and has experience in both public and private sectors in policy analysis, and is a strategic communicator.
Instead of sticking to the lockdown measures, politicians and citizens should have followed other steps such as shutting down the nation’s borders, taking special care for the elderly people, wearing masks in the public place, and maintaining social distancing.