National Institute of Mental Health

A passenger wearing a mask to curb the spread of coronavirus sits on a double-decker bus with an advert for the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" reality television series, on Oxford Street in London, during England's third coronavirus lockdown, Friday, March 26, 2021. Online fashion firm Boohoo has bought the Debenhams brand and website for 55 million pounds (dollars 75 million), in an acquisition that will see one of Britain's oldest department store chains turned into an online-only operation, a shift accelerated by the coronavirus restrictions, and the 118 stores will close. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Study: COVID lockdowns did not stop spread of virus

According to a new study, restaurant and business closures were not an effective way to stop the spread of COVID-19. The data, published in the peer-reviewed journal Scientific Reports, found these closures actually do not contribute to the suppression of the coronavirus.