Academic Study Critical of Lockdowns Largely Ignored by Media, Professor Says

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By Noe Chartier October 13, 2021 Updated: October 13, 2021 

An academic working paper released in the spring outlining the failures ofpandemiclockdown policies has been largely ignored by media, says its author.

Douglas Allen, an economics professor at Simon Fraser University, says his study went viral after he posted it in April and he received positive feedback, leading to interviews on podcasts inCanada, the United States, Europe, and Australia. Even a few politicians reached out, he says.

But as far as media goes, his study received little attention.Aside from The Epoch Times, “no major media outlet contacted me,” Allen says.

TheToronto Sun did publishan article based on Allen’s findings in April, and former independent MP Derek Sloan mentioned thestudy to the Kingston Whig-Standardafter he was arrested for attending church in April in Aylmer, Ont., in defiance of the lockdown.

Allen also published a

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