Lock-downs or quarantines have throughout the ages been used as a policy for managing infectious illness. During epidemics and pandemics we have segregated the sick and the susceptible.
However the unprecedented response to Covid-19 has been to also severely restrict the healthy, and those in low risk age brackets.
This is a new experiment on a global scale which has had severely damaging effects on mental and physical health, relationships, education, employment, and widespread permanent closure of small and medium businesses.
The full impact will not be able to be identified for many years.
Deaths of despair are a very real long term consequence which alone are likely to exceed true Covid caused deaths.
The effectiveness of lock-down strategies in reducing the viral impact has never been supported by evidence-based science.
As the wave of deaths and hospitalizations subsides, many governments are increasingly mandating severe restrictions on freedom of movement.
It is becoming clearer that we are having Unalienable rights over-ridden by increasingly authoritarian dictates.
Draconian policies can not be justified.
Research and articles:
15 June, 2022 – A New York Times article claims without evidence that “Lockdowns Protected Older People”. The data show the opposite.
2 October, 2021 – Establishment Now Advocating Lockdowns — Not to Save You From Covid, But From Climate Change
18 June, 2021 – Emergency Department Visits for Suspected Suicide Attempts Among Persons Aged 12–25 Years Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, January 2019–May 2021
“To the contrary, we find a positive association between SIP (shelter in place, a US term for
lockdowns) policies and excess deaths,” four economists and scientists from the University of
Southern California and the Rand Corporation conclude in a working paper for the National Bureau
of Economic Research.
Mental Health–Related Emergency Department Visits Among Children Aged <18 Years During the COVID-19 Pandemic..
Excess Deaths Associated with COVID-19, by Age and Race and Ethnicity — United States, January 26–October 3, 2020
Losing life and livelihood: A systematic review and meta-analysis of unemployment and all-cause mortality
Losing life and livelihood_ A systematic review and meta-analysis of unemployment and all-cause mortality – ScienceDirect.pdf
26 August, 2021 – Warning of a ‘shadow pandemic’ of youth suicide after huge spike in teenage girls taking their own lives as helplines are flooded with calls and depression, eating disorders and self-harm reach record levels in lockdown
“1 in 5 Australians increased alcohol use during the lockdowns, “We know the statistics. We know that 93 per cent of hospital admissions at the weekend are alcohol-related. We know domestic violence is hugely related to alcohol consumption. We know it’s bad, and people are realising that.”
“Ian Hickie, Australia’s former health commissioner and head of the Brain and Mind Centre, projected the number of annual deaths by suicide in Australia to rise from 3,000 to up to 4,500, with young people comprising nearly half that number.
“We are facing a situation where between an extra 750 and 1500 suicides may occur annually, this in addition to the 3000-plus lives that are lost to suicide already every year,” Hickie said.”
The Coronapas will be completely abolished by October.
200,000 people could die because of delays in healthcare and economic effects of coronavirus lockdown, report warns
August 01, 2021
As the fallout numbers from the worldwide lockdowns are weighing heavily in Canada, with statisticians reporting that four times as many Canadians died from indirect causes of the lockdown than the number that died from COVID itself.
A government report, “Provisional Death Counts and Excess Mortality,” shows that 5,535 Canadians under the age of 65 died between January 2020 to April 2021 because of “indirect consequences” due to the pandemic. During that same time frame, the report says 1,380 Canadians in the same age group died because of COVID-19 itself. Indirect consequences include “delayed medical procedures, increased substance use or a decline in deaths attributable to other causes, such as influenza,” according to the report.
Shutdowns forced more Canadians to stay at home and the cancellation or postponement of medical procedures and vital support services, while many businesses were forced to close. During that time, Statistics Canada confirmed that substance abuse increased as did the mortality rate.
Most of the people who died from COVID-19 in Canada were over the age of 85 and had dementia, Alzheimer’s, chronic heart disease or other pre-existing “cardiovascular and respiratory conditions,” the report said.
15 January, 2021 – Increase in suicide following an initial decline during the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan
15 January, 2021 – Increase in suicide following an initial decline during the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan.pdf
Lockdowns failed to alter the course of pandemic and are now destroying millions of livelihoods worldwide, JP Morgan study claims
1000s Of Cases But Zero Hospitalizations In Colleges: Good News But States Force Draconian Lockdowns
Lockdowns, Coronavirus, and Banks: “Following the Money”. Devastating Economic and Social Impacts: Full Article