In a lengthy article in today’s Wall Street Journal titled “New Thinking on Covid Lockdowns: They’re Overly Blunt and Costly,” Wall Street Journal reporter Greg Ip does a good job of backing up the title of his article. He shows that the title is justified.

Well, almost justified. The thinking isn’t exactly new. It’s been around for a few months, which makes it old in Covid-19 time.

In “The Data Are In: It’s Time for Major Reopening,” co-author Jonathan Lipow and I covered much of the reasoning that justifies the idea that lockdowns are overly blunt and costly in an op/ed. Where was the op/ed published?  In the Wall Street Journal, the publication that Greg Ip writes for. When? On June 16 (print) and June 15 (on-line.) The article is gated but you can read the whole thing here. That was 10 weeks ago.