Lockdowns – Policy Impacts

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. 

 

Videos:

15 September, 2021 – COVID-19 POLICY – EVALUATING THE EVIDENCE

 

August, 2021

March 23, 2021 – BREAKING: Sweden Admits People Not Dying at Higher Rate Due to Pandemic

No Science, No Shutdown

What No-one Is Saying About The Lockdowns!

Dolores Cahill – Time For Change Protest – Dublin

Watch Censored WORLD DOCTORS ALLIANCE Announce Lawsuit Against COVID-19 Global Lockdown

MANDATORY COVID CAMPS BEGIN

Second Wave Of Politicized Lockdowns Missing Science and Sanity – The Highwire

The Great Barrington Declaration and Herd immunity

CDC Director says There are More Suicides and Overdoses than COVID Deaths

Scott Atlas: I’m disgusted and dismayed

 

Research and articles:

2 October, 2021 – Establishment Now Advocating Lockdowns — Not to Save You From Covid, But From Climate Change

29 September, 2021 – Australia’s Corporations Rebel Against Government’s Draconian COVID Lockdowns

21 September, 2021 – Former FDA Commissioner: Six Foot Social Distancing Rule Was ‘Arbitrary’

13 August, 2020 – Babies born during COVID-19 pandemic have lower IQs: Study says

Study Finds Children Born During Lockdown Have Lost IQ Points, Impaired Cognitive Functioning

Sweden’s economy actually grew in the first quarter after it opted against a full virus lockdown

 

10 August, 2021 – Youth depression and anxiety doubled during the pandemic, new analysis finds

1 August, 2021 – More Canadians Under 65 Died From Lockdowns Than From COVID-19

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

June 17, 2021 – How Asymptomatic COVID Spread Used To Lockdown The World Was Based On A Lie

8 November, 2020 – Lockdown will claim equivalent of 560,000 lives’ because of recession

8 November 2020 – Is the Cost of a Lockdown Too High? Prof. Phillip Thomas 

Raw stats show the catastrophic folly of lockdowns

India: 

 

Viral Inequality: From Jeff Bezos to the struggle of Indian Farmers

United States:

June 2021 – THE IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND POLICY RESPONSES ON
EXCESS MORTALITY

“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.

 

The COVID Pandemic Could Lead to 75,000 Additional Deaths from Alcohol and Drug Misuse and Suicide

COVID’s Deadly Toll on Youth: A Sharp Rise in Suicides

Suicide among children during Covid-19 pandemic: An alarming social issue

Mental Health–Related Emergency Department Visits Among Children Aged <18 Years During the COVID-19 Pandemic..

Mental Health–Related Emergency Department Visits Among Children Aged 18 Years During the COVID-19 Pandemic..pdf

COVID Plans Include Family Separation & Involuntary Quarantine in “Camps”

New York Times Lies about Science to Push School Closures.

Draconian lockdowns putting 1.1 billion at risk of starvation says leading epidemiologist

How many seniors are going to die from lockdown loneliness?

Loneliness in Older Persons: A predictor of functional decline and death

Revolver Exclusive Study: COVID-19 Lockdowns Over 10 Times More Deadly Than Pandemic Itself

Excess Deaths Associated with COVID-19, by Age and Race and Ethnicity — United States, January 26–October 3, 2020

Tech Titans and Censorship—The Same People Profiting From The Quarantine Are Censoring Criticisms of It • Children’s Health Defense

A Constitutional Reckoning of State Lockdown Orders.

The Devastating Economic Impact of Covid-19 Shutdowns

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

Shutdowns Spur Mental Health Crisis in US, Experts Say

Stress from virus response will destroy 7 times more years of life than lockdowns save_ Study

 

Australia:

29 September, 2021 – Australia’s Corporations Rebel Against Government’s Draconian COVID Lockdowns

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

31 July, 2021 –  Health experts warn alcoholism rising across regional Australia as Dry July comes to an end

“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.” 

 

29 June 2021 – What if lockdowns don’t save lives_

“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.”

 

Australia Projects More Suicides From Lockdowns Than Coronavirus Deaths

Melbourne curfew is not based on advice

Melbourne curfew is not based on advice – TOTT News.pdf

 

Covid-19 pandemic profit fallout 1_m_harrison

 

Europe:

16 August, 2021 – Denmark plans to lift all anti-epidemic measures by September

The Coronapas will be completely abolished by October.

6 April, 2021 – Mental Health Costs of Lockdowns: Evidence from Age-specific Curfews in Turkey∗

The Results of Europe’s Lockdown Experiment Are In

8 November, 2020 – Lockdown will claim equivalent of 560,000 lives’ because of recession

8 November 2020 – Is the Cost of a Lockdown Too High? Prof. Phillip Thomas 

200,000 people could die because of delays in healthcare and economic effects of coronavirus lockdown, report warns

Opposing lockdown is NOT “profits before people”

Great Barrington Declaration

English Pub Opened in 1566 to Close Permanently Due to Anti Covid-19 restrictions

 

Sweden:

March 23, 2021 – BREAKING: Sweden Admits People Not Dying at Higher Rate Due to Pandemic

All eyes on the Swedish coronavirus experiment – UnHerd

EconomicPolicyJournal.com_ Do Lockdowns Save Many Lives_; Lets Take a Look at Sweden

How Lockdown Advocates Get Sweden Wrong Jeremy R Hammond

Sweden’s economy actually grew in the first quarter after it opted against a full virus lockdown

Sweden’s Success is Kryptonite for Lockdown and Mask Advocates

Swedish Covid-19 data 2020 FOHM Covid-19

 

Canada:

August 01, 2021 – More Canadians Under 65 Died From Lockdowns Than From COVID-19

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.

SOURCES:

Statistics Canada July 18, 2021

Statistics Canada Provisional Death Counts and Excess Mortality report July 12, 2021

2,114 excess suicides from Canadians losing their livelihood to the lockdowns

Projected increases in suicide in Canada as a consequence of COVID-19

 

Japan:

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

Suicide Claimed More Lives In October Than 10 Months Of COVID-19 In Japan, Report Shows

Japan ends its COVID-19 state of emergency

Japan’s state of emergency is no lockdown. What’s in it_ – ABC News

Two masks, no lockdown_ Japan PM’s latest coronavirus step riles social media – Reuters

Why is Japan still a coronavirus outlier_The Japan Times

 

Taiwan:

TAIWAN: No Lockdowns, No Closed Businesses, Non-WHO Member, and Relatively Unaffected by COVID-19

Lockdowns failed to alter the course of pandemic and are now destroying millions of livelihoods worldwide, JP Morgan study claims

Lockdowns failed to alter the course of pandemic, JP Morgan study claims _ Daily Mail Online.pdf

Free states maintain survival advantage primarydoctor

Covid-19 a controlled study

 

Opinions:

The Great Barrington Declaration

Great Barrington Declaration.pdf

Lockdown_ The New Totalitarianism – AIER

1000s Of Cases But Zero Hospitalizations In Colleges: Good News But States Force Draconian Lockdowns

 

 

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