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Study Shows Republican-Governed States Managed COVID Pandemic Better

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A new study found that Republican-governed states had better management of restrictions and containment during the COVID-19 pandemic. It compared measures promoted by Democrats and Republicans.

The comparison was made around issues relevant to society such as the economy, education, and recorded deaths from COVID. This was explained by the Committee to Unleash Prosperity, which conducted the study to which Fox News had access.

Steve Moore, co-founder of the Committee to Unleash Prosperity, explained to the media what the consequences of the restrictions were for citizens. “Closing their economies and schools was by far the biggest mistake made by governors and state officials during the pandemic, particularly Democrats,” he said.

According to the report, the worst-performing states were New York, California, New Jersey, and Illinois, which scored “poorly on every measure.” “They had high age-adjusted death rates; they had high unemployment and significant GDP losses, and they kept their schools shut down much longer than almost all other states,” the study highlighted.

Confinements and restrictions did not reduce COVID-19 mortality, study finds

The text also indicated that lockdowns had virtually no benefit. “States with strict lockdowns performed virtually no better in COVID mortality rates than states that remained mostly open to the public,” it highlights.

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“States like Utah, Nebraska, Vermont, Montana, South Dakota, and Florida — all governed by Republicans — received the highest scores in the study, first through sixth, respectively. In fact, 13 of the top 15 states in the study are governed by Republicans,” Fox News reported.

The study coincides with a meta-analysis, carried out in February, of several Johns Hopkins University studies, which was published by El American and showed that confinements only reduced COVID-19 deaths by 0.2% during the first wave of coronaviruses in Europe and the United States.

“An analysis of each of these three groups support the conclusion that lockdowns have had little to no effect on COVID-19 mortality,” the paper explained.