Mainstream media outlets have not reported on recent Johns Hopkins University research showing that lockdowns and other government mandates only reduced COVID mortality by 0.2%, according to Fox News.
“While this meta-analysis concludes that lockdowns have had little to no public health effects, they have imposed enormous economic and social cost,” the study concluded. “In consequence, lockdown policies are ill-founded and should be rejected as a pandemic policy instrument.”
The researchers included school and business closures, travel bans, mask mandates and other government restrictions in its definition of “lockdowns.”
CNN, NBC, MSNBC, ABC and CBS all failed to discuss the new study on television, according to Fox News, and the media networks’ websites reportedly yield no results for reporting on this research.
On top of the mainstream cable news blackout, no mention of the study appears on the websites of the Associated Press, Reuters, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Axios, USA Today or Politico, Fox News reported.
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