I trust no one on this forum is surprised.. I just read the following: A Johns Hopkins University study found the original Covid-19 lockdown in the spring of 2020 had “little to no” effect on mortality. The meta-analysis looked at interventions such as school and business closures, travel bans, and efforts to limit gatherings to determine if there is empirical evidence to support lockdowns. According to the study, “lockdowns have had little to no effect on COVID-19 mortality,” and in the U.S. and Europe, “only reduced COVID-19 mortality by .2% on average.” One intervention that had “some effect” in terms of reducing Covid-19 mortality by 10.6 percent was the closing of non-essential businesses, “which is likely to be related to the closure of bars," the three researchers from Denmark, Sweden, and the United States write. What the lockdowns did do is have “enormous economic and social costs.” Source Aside that much of the covid data can't be trusted, I suspect the truth is closer to "the Lockdown Increased mortaility" for all the obvious reasons. You had to be less than brilliant to not see this coming.