Lockdown deaths in 2020 at 194,000 are 42% of total excess deaths. This is a huge amount. With a data lag of a few weeks, the CDC was publishing Covid and non-Covid excess deaths throughout 2020, so policymakers should have been aware of the collateral damage their policies were causing at the time. Governments were given credible warnings about the dangers of lockdowns, but did not listen.
Elliott Middleton graduated with distinction in English literature from Yale and received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Colorado. He taught at small colleges for 17 years before entering financial services as a decision scientist, at US Bank, Chase JP Morgan, UBS, and others.