Lockdowns

Covid-19 Mortality: A Matter of Vulnerability Among Nations Facing Limited Margins of Adaptation

November, 2020

Results: Higher Covid death rates are observed in the [25/65°] latitude and in the [−35/−125°] longitude ranges. The national criteria most associated with death rate are life expectancy and its slowdown, public health context (metabolic and non-communicable diseases (NCD) burden vs. infectious diseases prevalence), economy (growth national product, financial support), and environment (temperature, ultra-violet index). Stringency of the measures settled to fight pandemia, including lockdown, did not appear to be linked with death rate.

Effect of COVID19 Induced Lockdown on Nutrition, Health and Lifestyle in Zimbabwe

August, 2020

Abstract

Background: The 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a global public health emergency resulting in lockdowns, associated diet and lifestyle changes and constraint public health delivery.

Objective: To investigate the impacts of the COVID-19 induced lockdown in Zimbabwe on nutrition, physical activity, alcohol consumption and smoking among Zimbabwean population aged ≥18years.

Debate: Should Governments Continue Lockdown Strategy?

June, 2020

Should governments continue lockdown to slow the spread of covid-19? Until we have a meaningful alternative, lockdown is the only thing we can do to prevent further catastrophic spread of the virus, says Edward R Melnick. 

But John PA Ioannidis argues that any benefits of lockdown depend on its effectiveness and the covid-19 burden—and that the harms are multifarious.

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