My cmnt: News reports of ‘excess’ deaths (i.e., more deaths than we normally have in a time period) due to Covid-19 are ignoring other causes of deaths due to the lockdowns. These include, but are not limited to, a significant rise in depression, suicide, alcohol and drug use, domestic violence and loss of jobs. We also have millions of Americans NOT going to the doctor, not taking their meds, and not being diagnosed for new illnesses and diseases they have contracted during the lockdown. Cancer treatments have been delayed or postponed altogether. Immunizations have not been done. People are not getting outside into fresh air and sunshine. Children are not being socialized, fed and educated via the public schools. When the ‘cure’ is worse than the disease (i.e., lockdowns cause far more damage than they prevent) it is time to stop the medieval blood-letting and reopen all of society. Please also read the article below this one on lockdown’s horrible, negative effects on people.
Dr. Anthony Fauci isn’t an idiot, but by God, man—are you for real with this remark about COVID deaths? The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases chief who has been a trainwreck on masks now has a new mind-numbingly stupid hot take on COVID deaths. He simply doesn’t see how there could be excess deaths in this year besides those from COVID. He said this during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper. Tapper was teeing up whether the COVID death count has been undercounted. Some study showed that the U.S. saw 20 percent more deaths between March and August of this year.
Apparently, dear Dr. Fauci has never heard of suicidal depression triggered by an economic collapse or people not going to the Dr. because he has scare mongered us into staying home and not getting cancer treatments or checkups. https://t.co/dd6ohJfkAh— Ellie Bufkin (@ellie_bufkin) October 12, 2020
When you have worked your whole life to build up a business only to have it be destroyed because of the hysteria drummed up by so-called medical experts, I’d get depressed. Most Americans would risk infection rather than see their livelihoods go up in smoke. Depression is up, as is drug use, domestic violence, and a host of other issues, doc. Really, you can’t think of any reason? We knew this back in April (via ABC7):
Calls to a suicide and help hotline in Los Angeles went up more than 8,000% from February to March because of the novel coronavirus.
According to the Orange County Register, the Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Center in Los Angeles took 22 calls to their hotline related to COVID-19 in February.
But one month later, that number soared to 1,800 calls.
COVID will soon be known as one of the greatest overreactions of all time, thanks to an increasingly ‘woke’ scientific community who saw their chance to ignite a panic in order to influence an election. As a result, these people’s time is over. It’s done.
Re-opening businesses is wrong. Protesting in support of reopening one’s economy is white nationalism or something BUT protesting in support of liberal causes and rioting on behalf of Black Lives Matter is OK. Why? Well, racism is just as bad as COVID. That’s what these clowns said. You can riot…because ‘orange man, bad.’ The virus cannot be transmitted if you’re a left-wing terrorist, but don’t you dare attend the funerals of loved ones. That’s why people scoff at the mask mandates. That’s why people are rightfully giving the finger to the so-called experts. These people are ‘woke’ morons who think their medical degree shields them from us seeing right through their liberal political dispositions. They’re no better than the operatives at the DNC. Ignore the experts. Hell, the LA Lakers won the championship this week. People flocked to the streets. I guess the virus is over, right?
This little virus’ time is done. The lockdown hysteria is over. No matter how hard liberal wish for more people to die, for more business to collapse, and for more lockdowns to occur—it’s not going to happen. Your credibility died when we all saw you trying to purposefully hurt the economy and the livelihoods of millions of Americans to hurt the president.
This take was almost as bad as Fauci’s pitch during the Nationals game. It was brutal. Strike two, doc. And we haven’t forgotten how you thought New York was a model for fighting COVID, despite the state being a total disaster zone.
I mean, their governor only forced nursing homes to accept COVID-positive patients that led to thousands of deaths.
But with everything we’ve seen, the jobs lost because of China’s incompetence, you think we’re undercounting. If anything, we’re overcounting.
Last Note: Libs owned.
The mental toll of coronavirus lockdowns on families and children
May 5, 2020 by Alex Berenson
The mental toll of lockdowns appears to be growing as many states enter their seventh week of mandatory stay-at-home orders.
Even people who had no previous symptoms of anxiety or depression regularly report nightmares, panic attacks, and agoraphobia to friends and on social media. Many healthy American adults have not left their homes or apartments since March, apparently terrified by unceasing media coverage even though hospitalization and death data suggest the coronavirus poses low risks to them.
As the gap between those people who are terrified and those with a more complete understanding of the risks of the coronavirus increases, even relationships within families are coming under increasing pressure.
A college student in Colorado – who asked not to be identified – explained that when he returned home in March, he expected the worst. “My brother and I moved home to our house in south Denver,” he wrote in an email. “We accepted the fact that things could get ugly pretty quick and it would be best if we were all at home together.”
However, over the next several weeks, as the student realized that his actual risk of death from the coronavirus was very low and that his parents were also at low risk, he became increasingly frustrated. “My parents all this time had been disinfecting packages left by Amazon and ordering groceries greeting the delivery driver in an N95 mask,” he wrote. “My parents are both under 65 and have no underlying health conditions.”
After seeing results from a study of people in California that suggested death rates from the coronavirus were far lower than had been reported – the student decided to visit friends. “My parents called me and I told them I was at my friend’s house and they shouldn’t be worried,” he wrote. They told him to come home, but he had been drinking and didn’t want to drive. “What happened next shocked me, they called the police on me,” he wrote. Police officers “woke up my friend’s Dad after shining a spotlight in their bedroom window,” he wrote.
That night the student and his brother left their home; he didn’t speak to his parents for several weeks.
For younger children, parental anxieties can be even more crushing.
A New York City resident, who asked not to be identified, explained how his sister fled the city for a house in New Jersey and rejected his efforts to visit her. “This past weekend we were able to get to NJ for an hour of outdoor time with them,” he wrote. “My sister, a normally fit, energetic, and smiling woman, was nothing more than a pensive, pale, thin, and scared shell.” Her daughter and son, both elementary-school aged, are suffering from her fear, he wrote. “As the social one who would normally walk around NYC saying HI to just about anyone he has become cautious and despondent.”
A woman in Texas wrote that a good friend “is too frightened to leave the house… she won’t go out herself or allow anyone in who might bring the infection. She had two boys, 6 and 10, that she allows to ‘play’ with the neighbors, but they must stay on opposite sides of the street.”
Some parents have gone further. Increasingly, physicians agree that the coronavirus poses few serious dangers to children or young adults. On Sunday, Australia’s deputy chief medical officer said in a statement that “far fewer children are affected by COVID-19” than the flu. Countries including Israel, Denmark, and Germany are reopening some or all schools.
Yet with American governors going the other way and extending school closures, some parents are confining their children to homes or apartments and refusing to allow them outside even for short stretches, family members, friends, and neighbors say.
One New York City resident – who asked to remain nameless – provided screenshots of texts between his wife and one of their neighbors in which the neighbor explains she, her husband, and their 11-year-old son have not left the apartment since March 12, nearly two months ago. “[Our son] is busy with all his school and after school,” the neighbor wrote. To survive, they rely on occasional grocery deliveries, she wrote in the screenshot.
The resident fears for the child’s welfare, but he doesn’t know what to do. “This kind of fear is pervasive in Manhattan, or at least among the people left in Manhattan,” he wrote.