Updated: Jun 13, 2020
May 15, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – As societies around the world remain heavily restricted in the name of containing COVID-19, a growing chorus of voices is expressing concern that the lockdown efforts may actually be doing more harm than good to public health.
As of May 15, the world is estimated to have seen more than 4.5 million cases of COVID-19, with more than 306,000 deaths and 1.7 million recoveries. In the United States, many of those deaths have occurred within nursing homes, and mounting evidence suggests that far more of the public has contracted and recovered from the virus than the official count indicates.
In response, many states have imposed strict limits on “non-essential” activity, including delays of non-urgent medical procedures. As a result, hundreds of thousands of jobs have been lost, and steep declines have been seen in people seeking and receiving care for everything from cancer to heart disease. Now, concern is building about the mental health toll of the lockdowns...