There is “an almost pathological desire” by government scientists to promote lockdowns

Christopher Snowdon writes for The Telegraph

The Government has finally published its cost-benefit analysis to justify its new tier system but “there is no serious attempt to evaluate the costs to well-being or mental health, and no attempt to weight the costs of one course of action against another”, says the IEA’s Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon.

Writing for The Telegraph, Chris argues that the government is using old data to justify the tiered system; “any honest attempt to put regions in the appropriate tier would estimate what the infection rate will be when the lockdown ends, not what it was three weeks ago.”

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