No Benefit (likely harm) from COVID Mitigation
The University of Oxford scored COVID mitigation measures for 181 regions, but when you plot them against the excess death that accrued in 2022, no benefit came from the official COVID policies adopted and used by governments:
All 3 nations marked in orange at right had scores higher than 75 out of 100 on 1 Jan 2022, and they were the 3rd, 4th, and 6th highest COVID mitigators. But the subsequent accrual of excess death during 2022 shows that they did worse than the world average:
Evidence suggests that official COVID mitigation policies have no mortality benefit to them, as the non-significant trend actually showed a slight increase in excess death rates when more mitigation of COVID was applied.
Those who mitigated COVID more than the world average, ended up with more excess death than the world average (COVID mitigation was “harmful”).
Mitigation Measures utilized for scoring
Cancel public events
Restrictions on gatherings
Close public transport
Public information campaigns
Stay at home
Restrictions on internal movement
International travel controls
[COVID mitigation efforts] — COVID-19 Containment and Health Index. University of Oxford. OWID. https://ourworldindata.org/covid-stringency-index
[excess death per 100,000] — The Economist. OWID. https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/excess-deaths-daily-per-100k-economist