COVID-19
— Jan 19, 2023
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Lockdown: A Final Assessment

Lockdown: A Final Assessment spotlights how government lockdowns during the pandemic did little to reduce COVID deaths yet imposed widespread economic and social costs including an increase in deaths not directly linked to COVID.

— Jan 19, 2023
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Why Did Jurisdictions Repeatedly Use Inefficient Lockdowns During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Why Did Jurisdictions Repeatedly Use Inefficient Lockdowns During the COVID-19 Pandemic? examines the behaviour of governments who enacted and enforced lockdown policies they knew were ineffective and/or misguided.

— Dec 20, 2022
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Politicized Science

Politicized Science, by journalist and bestselling author John Tierney, is the next installment in the Institute’s series on COVID-19 that details why sound public health science and best practices were ignored during the pandemic in favour of restrictive lockdowns and other mandates with devastating results.

— Dec 20, 2022
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The Abject Failure of Central Planning During COVID

The Abject Failure of Central Planning During COVID is a new essay in the Institute’s series on COVID-19 by Senior Fellow David R. Henderson that explores some of the core reasons why many government plans and policies failed during the pandemic.

— Nov 22, 2022
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COVID-19: The Risk in Perspective

COVID-19: The Risk in Perspective finds that humanity’s experience with COVID-19 has proven once again that human beings are not particularly adept at perceiving, understanding and rationally acting upon issues involving risk.

— Sep 1, 2022
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Comparing Government and Private Sector Job Growth in the COVID-19 Era

Comparing Government and Private Sector Job Growth in the COVID-19 Era is a new study that finds the government sector accounted for nearly 9-in-10 new jobs created since the start of the pandemic, and there has been almost no net job creation in the private sector. In fact, after adjusting for population growth, private sector employment in July 2022 was still below where it was in February 2020 before the pandemic struck.

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