Covid: No evidence shielding helped

According to a study, there is no proof that protecting the weak during the Covid epidemic helped the weak.

Swansea University compared the 117,000 Welsh shields to the remaining three million people.

According to the study, shielded individuals had greater rates of mortality and medical utilization than the general population.

The Welsh government claimed that the introduction of shielding was based on medical and scientific advice and that it will continue to examine pandemic-related data.

The study also discovered that individuals who were shielding had a higher Covid rate—5.9% as opposed to 5.7%.

The findings, according to the researchers, raised doubts about the effectiveness of the policy.

They came to the conclusion that further research was needed because there was “no discernible impact on infection rates, raising doubts about the efficacy of shielding.”