Munich University statisticians find “no direct connection” between COVID lockdowns and falling infection rates, reports The Telegraph.
A study out of Germany found that infection rates had already begun to fall before a national lockdown was imposed in November of last year, meaning lockdowns had little effect on controlling the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The statisticians from the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich found “clear evidence” the rate was already falling on the two occasions the lockdown was tightened (in December and April), according to The Telegraph.
The study looked at the number of people an individual infected, which allowed the authors to determine that the German government’s decision to enforce lockdown restrictions could not be “solely responsible” for the country’s declining infection rates.
“The measures taken could have had a positive effect on the course of the infection, but are not solely responsible for the decline,” wrote the authors.
While Professor Ralph Brinks, one of the study’s co-authors, did tell German television that it can’t be determined “from the data that the lockdown was unnecessary,” nevertheless he did state that “the start of lockdown and the fall in infections do not coincide.”
No one has disputed the study’s figures, notes the Telegraph.
Authors of a recent Stanford University publication in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation, which compared countries that had imposed mandatory lockdowns with countries that didn’t, also concluded, “we fail to find an additional benefit of stay-at-home orders and business closures.”
These revelations out of Germany come as Dr. Anthony Fauci’s emails have been obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by The Washington Post and BuzzFeed. Fauci’s emails indicate that while he forced extreme measures like double-masking upon the public, he really believed that masks are “not really effective in keeping out [the] virus.”
Jon Fleetwood is Managing Editor for American Faith.