Are Lockdowns Effective in Managing Pandemics?

The present coronavirus crisis caused a major worldwide disruption which has not been experienced for decades. The lockdown-based crisis management was implemented by nearly all the countries, and studies confirming lockdown effectiveness can be found alongside the studies questioning it. In this work, we performed a narrative review of the works studying the above effectiveness, …

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School Closures During Social Lockdown and Mental Health, Health Behaviors, and Well-being Among Children and Adolescents During the First COVID-19 WaveA Systematic Review

Importance School closures as part of broader social lockdown measures during the COVID-19 pandemic may be associated with the health and well-being of children and adolescents. Objective To review published reports on the association of school closures during broader social lockdown with mental health, health behaviors, and well-being in children and adolescents aged 0 to …

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Psychological Distress Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Adults in the United Kingdom Based on Coordinated Analyses of 11 Longitudinal Studies

How population mental health has evolved across the COVID-19 pandemic under varied lockdown measures is poorly understood, and the consequences for health inequalities are unclear. Objective To investigate changes in mental health and sociodemographic inequalities from before and across the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in 11 longitudinal studies. Design, Setting, and Participants This …

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Adolescent psychiatric disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown

Highlights•The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown may have a negative impact on the mental health of adolescents. •Epidemics and disasters are associated with adolescent Post Traumatic Stress, Depression, and Anxiety symptoms. •Healthcare system adaptations are necessary for mental health support despite the lockdown. •Home confinement may be associated with increased intrafamilial violence. •Data is scarce on …

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A LITERATURE REVIEW AND META-ANALYSISOF THE EFFECTS OF LOCKDOWNS ONCOVID-19 MORTALITY

This systematic review and meta-analysis are designed to determine whether there is empiricalevidence to support the belief that “lockdowns” reduce COVID-19 mortality. Lockdowns aredefined as the imposition of at least one compulsory, non-pharmaceutical intervention (NPI).NPIs are any government mandate that directly restrict peoples’ possibilities, such as policies thatlimit internal movement, close schools and businesses, and …

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