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Lockdowns made NO distinction to coronavirus however destroyed hundreds of thousands of livelihoods worldwide, JP Morgan examine claims

Lockdowns made NO difference to coronavirus but destroyed millions of livelihoods worldwide, JP Morgan study claims


LOCKDOWNS haven’t altered the course of the coronavirus pandemic however have devastated the worldwide financial system, a examine by JP Morgan has claimed. 

A paper by Marko Kolanovic, a strategist on the funding financial institution, argued that governments had been “spooked” into imposing lockdowns that had been “late” or “inefficient”.

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Lockdowns haven’t altered the course of the coronavirus pandemic however have devastated the worldwide financial system, a examine by JP Morgan has claimed[/caption]

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The examine exhibits the an infection charges in quite a few international locations persevering with to fall after lockdown had been eased [/caption]

International locations all over the world launched lockdown measures because the variety of coronavirus instances grew within the opening months of this 12 months, and have seen an infection charges fall considerably since.

Kolanovic claimed that numbers had declined as a result of the virus “doubtless has its personal dynamics” which are “unrelated to typically inconsistent lockdown measures”.

He cites as proof various locations whose an infection charges, or “R” values, have continued to fall regardless of restrictions being lifted.

Denmark’s an infection price has remained stabled following the reopening of colleges and procuring centres close to the tip of final month.

As of Could 18, its R worth was estimated to be 0.6, in comparison with 0.7 on Could 7.

An R worth of 1 or higher signifies that the unfold of the virus by means of a inhabitants is accelerating.

Germany has additionally eased measures and has seen its R worth stay beneath 1.

The examine contains graphs exhibiting quite a few different international locations which have adopted an analogous sample since easing their very own lockdowns.

Partial lockdowns in addition to social distancing tips stay in place in most international locations, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel has stated Europe may see a second wave of the virus if restrictions are lifted too shortly.

‘ECONOMIC DEVASTATION’

Kolanovic additionally expressed concern in regards to the financial fallout from the lockdowns.

“Not like rigorous testing of latest medicine, lockdowns had been administered with little consideration that they may not solely trigger financial devastation however doubtlessly extra deaths than Covid-19 itself,” he claimed.

“On the similar time, hundreds of thousands of livelihoods had been being destroyed.”

Already the financial affect of the virus has compelled governments to move important bailout packages to assist staff and companies.


Figures immediately confirmed the UK’s public sector web borrowing rose to £62.1 billion in April, £51.1 billion greater than in the identical month final 12 months.

Governments have warned that some restrictions on motion in addition to social distancing measures will doubtless want to stay in place till a vaccine for the virus has been developed.

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The examine additionally exhibits the an infection charges for US states earlier than and after lockdown[/caption]

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Partial lockdown in addition to social distancing tips stay in place in most international locations[/caption]


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