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Short videos with a punchy, comedic tone and entertaining Socratic characters taking on trending issues and important concepts from a classical liberal perspective, written & animated by Seamus Coughlin.

Inside the World's Toughest Lockdown: 1 Year Later

March 23, 2021

It’s been over one full year of 🔒downs, but are we any healthier or any safer?

As Seamus relays to Bob in this latest episode of Common Sense Soapbox, not really…


CREDITS:

Written by Seamus Coughlin and Sean W. Malone w/ support from Tyler Brandt and Phil Magness
Animated by Seamus Coughlin
Produced & Edited by Sean W. Malone


LINKS:

-- 🔒down Efficacy --

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/eci.13484

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.06.11.20128520v1

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PIIS2589-5370(20)30208-X/fulltext

https://fee.org/articles/3-studies-that-show-lockdowns-are-ineffective-at-slowing-covid-19/

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpubh.2020.604339/full

https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2020-opinion-coronavirus-europe-lockdown-excess-deaths-recession/

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/eci.13484

-- Mental Health Effects --

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6942e2.htm?s_cid=mm6942e2_w

https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/lockdown-suicides-on-the-rise/

https://www.boston25news.com/news/local/us-drug-overdose-deaths-rise-how-does-massachusetts-compare/KPP3ZWB365HJNHNAQTLYOHEQPY/

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/13/cdc-mental-health-pandemic-394832

-- Substance Issues --

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/drug-overdose-washington-coronavirus/2020/08/20/2a4c64b8-e0a4-11ea-ade1-28daf1a5e919_story.html

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/08/13/901627189/u-s-sees-deadly-drug-overdose-spike-during-pandemic

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2770975

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7763183/

https://www.healio.com/news/primary-care/20201001/survey-shows-increase-in-alcohol-use-during-covid19-pandemic

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/more-americans-are-binge-drinking-during-pandemic-how-to-cope-without-alcohol

-- Violence –

https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/domestic-violence-covid-19-increase-us-ncccj-study/

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2024046

https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200818/radiology-study-suggests-horrifying-rise-in-domestic-violence-during-pandemic#1

http://www.emro.who.int/violence-injuries-disabilities/violence-news/levels-of-domestic-violence-increase-as-covid-19-pandemic-escalates.html

-- Hunger, Poverty, & Financial Havoc --

https://fee.org/articles/covid-crisis-could-push-100-million-people-into-extreme-poverty-new-world-bank-study-says/

https://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/half-world-s-poor-live-just-5-countries

https://www.brookings.edu/research/ten-facts-about-covid-19-and-the-u-s-economy/

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-pandemic-cost-americans-16-trillion/

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2771764

https://www.thestreet.com/mishtalk/economics/23-6-of-all-us-dollars-were-created-in-the-last-year

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/junk-bonds-off-to-record-start-in-2021-as-goldman-sees-low-chance-of-higher-rates-that-kill-the-business-cycle-11611343033

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ebauer/2020/05/14/risk-of-stimulus-spending-are-we-headed-toward-inflationand-pension-devastation/?sh=3f50e52a1d5c

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm

https://www.aier.org/article/cost-of-us-lockdowns-a-preliminary-report/


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