research product . Other ORP type . 2021

Challenges in determining causality: an ongoing critique of Bendavid et al’s “Assessing mandatory stay‐at‐home and business closure effects on the spread of COVID‐19.”

Besançon, Lonni; Meyerowitz‐Katz, Gideon; Chini, Emilio Zanetti; Fuchs, Hermann; Flahault, Antoine;
  • Published: 17 May 2021
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Country: France
We are happy to respond to Bendavid et al. on the matter of their paper [1] (the authors, henceforth). Given the subject matter impacts on lives across the globe, we are pleased to have the opportunity to continue this worthwhile discussion. While the authors have written a response [2] to our initial concerns [3,4,5], we feel that it falls short in a number of key ways, and thus the paper still does not propose a useful assessment of the efficacy of Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs) against COVID-19.
free text keywords: Lockdown, COVID-19, non-pharmaceutical intervention, Stay-at-home, [SDV]Life Sciences [q-bio], [STAT]Statistics [stat], [SDV.SPEE]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Santé publique et épidémiologie
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