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Childhood literacy plummeted following pandemic shutdowns, studies show

(Daily Caller News Foundation) — Young children are continuing to miss key reading benchmarks at a higher rate than before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to...

Corporate media ignores Johns Hopkins study showing lockdowns were futile

(The Daily Caller News Foundation) — Mainstream media outlets have not reported on recent Johns Hopkins University research showing that lockdowns and other government...

Study: No evidence lockdowns had ‘noticeable effect’ on COVID deaths

A new study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University found hardly any evidence that lockdowns were successful in lowering COVID death rates. Instead, the...

Nonfatal overdoses increased in Minnesota during lockdown year

The number of nonfatal drug overdoses in Minnesota increased in 2020, following the rising trend of fatal overdoses during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to new data...

Report: School shutdowns cost students ‘significant’ losses

(The Center Square) — School shutdowns last year created devastating academic, economic and mental consequences among K-12 students that could last into their adulthoods,...

U.S. drug overdoses broke a record last year amid lockdowns

New CDC data reveal that more than 93,000 Americans died of drug overdoses last year, up 31 percent from 2019, when 71,000 were reported. "This...

The lockdown paradigm is collapsing

(American Institute for Economic Research) — It’s taken much longer than it should have but at last it seems to be happening: the lockdown...

Free states faring far better than lockdown states in one huge...

(Foundation for Economic Education) — When COVID-19 first came to our shores, it presented policymakers and elected officials with a crisis like nothing in...

Harvard study: An epidemic of loneliness is spreading across America

(Foundation for Economic Education) — Loneliness among Americans has been growing in recent years, but the policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically...

Lockdowns have depleted capital in all forms

(American Institute for Economic Research) – When lockdowns first happened, my initial thought was geeky, and only later did I begin to realize the...