Lockdown saved no lives, says Nobel Laureate Professor Levitt

Monitoring Desk: “I think lockdown saved no lives. I think it may have cost lives”.

This is observed by Professor Levitt, who won the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 2013 for the ‘development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems.

According to a story of The Telegraph posted by Tom Morgan, Professor Levitt believed that leaders panicked and the people panicked and there was a huge lack of discussion.

He was of the view that lockdown resulted in social damages like domestic abuse, divorces, and alcoholism and these damages had been an extreme impact.

Lockdown saved no lives. I think it may have cost lives, says Nobel Laureate Professor Levitt
Lockdown saved no lives. I think it may have cost lives, says Nobel Laureate Professor Levitt

Professor Michael Levitt of Stanford University measured the outbreak in China at the start of the crisis and made alternative predictions based on his own calculations. He does acknowledge that lockdowns can be effective. He was of the view that the decision to keep people indoors was motivated by panic.