Protocol for 'What Does the First XX Studies Tell Us about the Effects of Lockdowns on Mortality? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of COVID-19 Lockdowns'

9 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2021 Last revised: 29 Oct 2021

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Jonas Herby

Center for Political Studies (CEPOS)

Lars Jonung

Lund University - Department of Economics

Steve H. Hanke

Johns Hopkins University - Department of Economics

Date Written: October 28, 2021

Abstract

In response to the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, governments around the world have implemented legally binding lockdowns. These unprecedented policies mandate internal movement restrictions, school and business closures, and travel bans and other types of restrictions. They have been embraced by public health experts and politicians as the most effective method for combating the pandemic. But, have lockdowns been effective in saving lives?

Note: Funding: This systematic review is funded by our employers. No other financial support has been received.

Declaration of Interests: None declared under financial, general, and institutional competing interests.

Keywords: lockdown, COVID-19, review

Suggested Citation

Herby, Jonas and Jonung, Lars and Hanke, Steve H., Protocol for 'What Does the First XX Studies Tell Us about the Effects of Lockdowns on Mortality? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of COVID-19 Lockdowns' (October 28, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3872977 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3872977

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