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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...

U of M expert: ‘Complete lockdown’ possibly needed to combat second...

"The darkest days of the pandemic are yet to come," according to Dr. Michael Osterholm, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research...

Unemployment during the pandemic expected to cause 900,000 US deaths, new...

(Foundation for Economic Education) — The toll of the coronavirus has been severe. But a new study has found that the collective response to...

A new study finds lockdowns 10 times more costly to public...

Proponents of lockdowns have continuously touted lockdowns as the way to curb the virus. When faced with the obvious economic damage caused by the...