Lockdowns Saved No One, Made COVID Worse, and Sentenced Many More to Death From Non-COVID on Top

1. Lockdowns Saved No One

When we were headed into lockdowns in March — when ironically there was in some ways actually more honesty and sobriety about the disease — nobody suggested they would result in fewer people contracting the infection in the final count.

All that was said was that they would slow down the rate of infection and prevent everyone from falling sick at once, which would supposedly overwhelm the health systems and cause people to die from lack of treatment (including for non-Covid ailments).

However in the event, we never came even close to exhausting hospital capacity. To the contrary, hospitals stood emptier than ever before. This was also true in Sweden which had one of the highest infection rates in the world but never locked down. This is proof enough that voluntary and mild measures would have sufficed to “flatten the curve” (albeit there is no evidence even those were necessary).

In fact, data from UK later indicated that mild and voluntary measures had already drastically reduced transmissions of respiratory infections, not just of coronaviruses but of influenza and pneumonia and others. And that lockdown resulted in only the slightest further gains.

(*Albeit if that is even desirable given that it prevents the maintenance of existing overall levels of societal immunity to the constantly mutating respiratory viruses is questionable.

If you ran wild with “sheltering in place” for an extended period of time, and then re-emerged into the open to face new viruses that few had ever been exposed to, it could precisely result in the scenario where too many fall sick at once, creating a non-manageable curve.)

Finally, even as EU countries and US states emerge from lockdowns, infection rates continue to decline indicating the outbreak was never headed to where 60% of us had been infected, but was always bound to resolve itself naturally much sooner than that.

2. Lockdowns Made Covid Worse

The single biggest factor determining the outcome in heavily-afflicted countries has not been whether they locked down, but to what extent they allowed the virus to get into their care homes.

Spain suffered 17,500 of its 25,000 deaths among its 370,000 care home residents. Germany has 800,000 care home residents but suffered only 8,000 deaths in total.

Ie, Spain had more deaths from its 370,000 care home residents (0.8% of the population) than Germany with a milder and shorter lockdown had in total.

Spain lost 1 out of 20 of its care home residents because the infection rate it allowed in care homes was several times the 5% infection rate among the general population.

In every single country or state with relatively high losses to Covid 50-70% were care home residents.

Locking down the society at large helps care homes only in the most tangential way possible. Instead, it stripped them of the focus and resources they justly deserved.

More than that, as part of the frenzied lockdown policies care homes (in the UK, the US, Spain — and I assume in many other lockdown countries) were forced to take back their Covid-positive residents from hospitals, before their infection had cleared. Most of these patients had not even been sent to hospitals because of Covid but only contracted it there.

The lockdown governments were inadvertently helping to to make sure the virus would reach the most vulnerable segment of the population and result in plenty of deaths. A great deal of them unnecessary ones that would not have happened in normal circumstances — that is without the mad frenzy to quickly clear as many hospital beds as possible for a surge that was never coming.

3. Lockdowns Killed Many More on Top

Aside from making sure more care home residents would die of COVID, government policies resulted in additional collateral damage through other causes.

In the first wave are the people who died needlessly during the lockdown as a result of being denied treatment — or not seeking one out of fear — for heart attacks and strokes.

In India — and presumably some other third world countries — there were also starvation deaths during lockdown.

In the collateral damage second wave are all the people who made it through the lockdown but whom the lockdown has sentenced to an earlier death.

In developed countries these are people who missed their cancer treatments some of whom are going to now die earlier than previously expected, and people who because of cancelled screening are going to have their cancers detected at a later stage influencing their survivability rates.

In undeveloped countries these are people who would otherwise have lived but are now going to die because anti-measels, anti-malaria, and anti-TB campaigns had been held back, and because of additional malnutrition.

These man-made deaths will exceed COVID deaths by several times.

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Starfire
Starfire
2 months ago
Reply to  sabateur

That is worth watching.

sabateur
sabateur
2 months ago
Reply to  Starfire

yeah 🙂

CoCoLuv9491
CoCoLuv9491
2 months ago

Where are SteelParrot, Collectivist, and their gang of authoritarian leftists now? Still hanging on Dr. Fauci’s every word?

Mensch59
Mensch59
2 months ago
Reply to  CoCoLuv9491

They are waiting for the dreaded second wave of Covid as a direct result of protests?

sabelmouse
sabelmouse
2 months ago
Reply to  Mensch59

or so the story goes .

Mensch59
Mensch59
2 months ago
Reply to  sabelmouse

I’ll just be glad when I’ve learned to not buy into their provocations.
I cannot abide their politics.
That’s why I separated from them.

sabelmouse
sabelmouse
2 months ago
Reply to  Mensch59

well, a second wave is part of the plan.

Mensch59
Mensch59
2 months ago
Reply to  sabelmouse

The planners are power hungry control freaks.
In order to counter the plan, the opposition also needs to be power hungry control freaks?

sabelmouse
sabelmouse
2 months ago
Reply to  Mensch59

no, why?

Mensch59
Mensch59
2 months ago
Reply to  sabelmouse

“Why?” That’s what the leftists who are also statists believe — or so it seems.

sabelmouse
sabelmouse
2 months ago
Reply to  Mensch59

it will be used/has been ”encouraged for that. + putting down poc.

Mensch59
Mensch59
2 months ago
Reply to  sabelmouse

Just effin’ wait for the vaccine to be rolled out.

Delivery system can make RNA vaccines more powerful: Vaccines packaged in novel nanoparticles could offer a new way to fight cancer and infectious diseases. — ScienceDaily
https://www.sciencedaily.com › 2019/09
Sep. 30, 2019 · MIT chemical engineers have developed a new type of lipid nanoparticle that can be used to deliver RNA vaccines.

Those who refuse? Images of cattle cars and reeducation camps spring to mind. Over my dead body!

sabelmouse
sabelmouse
2 months ago
Reply to  Mensch59

i don’t need to , as an ”anti ” vaxxer i’ve been imagining this for a while. i doubt they’ll need big camps, or any, unless more people catch on.
meanwhile, nearly all the people where i live who are a shoo in for camp guards have bleach blonde hair. weird.

RolandTheThompsonGunner
2 months ago
Reply to  sabelmouse

Ha-!

The KGB will come for you and only you and lock you up in a big room.

They’ll begin to INJECT you with all kinds of wonderful things.

Collectivist
Collectivist
2 months ago
Reply to  CoCoLuv9491

All Power to the People!

https://youtu.be/Jmd4OLzhQw0

Jay Hansen
Jay Hansen
2 months ago
Reply to  CoCoLuv9491

Shut the fuck up, Donnie.

Emmet Sweeney
Emmet Sweeney
2 months ago

Absolutely correct. Lockdowns saved not a single life, but killed hundreds of thousands who would otherwise have lived. The lockdowns, deliberately engineered by the mainstream media and the WHO, are a crime against humanity, which, however, will never be punished.

larrymotuz
larrymotuz
2 months ago
Reply to  Emmet Sweeney

Absolutely false. I have to wonder what kind of oblivious mindset you have to try to get away with such a bare-faced lie. Those states that have done the most to remove lockdowns are now the leading states for new cases and CV-associated deaths. Those are predominantly Republican states, of course.

sabelmouse
sabelmouse
2 months ago
Reply to  Emmet Sweeney

and as it’s global/the 1% and their minions against all of humanity there’s not even another country to take those to court.

Collectivist
Collectivist
2 months ago
Reply to  Emmet Sweeney

Well, maybe when you come out of hiding,
and the ‘seasonal flu'(?) doesn’t kill you, you can lead the global protests against the mainstream media and the World Health Organization: the real 😅 enemies of the people.

Conspiracy Theorists of the World UNITE!

sabelmouse
sabelmouse
2 months ago
Reply to  Collectivist

CoCoLuv9491
CoCoLuv9491
2 months ago
Reply to  Collectivist

“Collectivists” for CNN, Dr. Fauci, and Bill Gates. Impressive.

sabelmouse
sabelmouse
2 months ago
Reply to  CoCoLuv9491

we conspiracy realists vs people who believe in an evidence free pandemic to install global corporate fascism.

CB
CB
2 months ago
Reply to  sabelmouse

You reek of borscht. The whole site does!

I think we have a team of people here trying to kill as many Americans as possible by lying about Covid-19.

“A decade of health disinformation promoted by President Vladimir Putin of Russia has sown wide confusion, hurt major institutions and encouraged the spread of deadly illnesses.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/13/science/putin-russia-disinformation-health-coronavirus.html

sabelmouse
sabelmouse
2 months ago
Reply to  CB

lolololol! Americans , the center of the universe.

V4V
V4V
2 months ago
Reply to  CB

Wait… er, uh, wait… Look! RUSSIANS~!!!

Mensch59
Mensch59
2 months ago
Reply to  CB

I’m looking forward to your Russophobia transforming into Sinophobia as soon as the MSM gives you the signal.

CB
CB
2 months ago
Reply to  Mensch59

I’ve probably met more Russians than you’ll ever encounter. I’d actually like @SergeSmArt:disqus ‘s opinion on whether or not this propaganda comes from the Kremlin.

…because it very much seems to me it does. It’s the second article I’ve seen parroting fascist talking points about Covid-19 and pretending to be “leftist”…

Mensch59
Mensch59
2 months ago
Reply to  CB

I’d like to know what these “fascist talking points on Covid-19” are and how much they jive with this article “LOCKDOWN LUNACY: the thinking person’s guide” By J.B. Handley reposted on Vanessa Beeley’s blog “The Wall Will Fall” here https://thewallwillfall.org/2020/06/05/lockdown-lunacy-the-thinking-persons-guide/
You probably think that Vanessa Beeley is an agent provocateur for Putin.
Vanessa Beeley (born June 17, 1964) is “an independent investigative journalist, researcher, writer and photographer, best known for her articles based on eyewitness views of the Syrian conflict.”
You probably have extreme (anti-scientific) certainty that you know tons more about the Syrian conflict than Beeley does based on your reading.

abbeysbooks
2 months ago

Well the lockdown certainly did me in. I am 86, did not wear a mask at all, used public bus transportation to buy food, deteriorated from not working out. I went daily to PlanetFitness for over a year and that is what kept me healthy and strengthened my immune system. When I went into Workout Withdrawal it was like the 6th circle of HELL for me. I felt my body weakening, my confidence weakening, and my health going downhill day by day. I ended up falling twice. i think the only thing that allowed me to come back the first time from my right knew injury and face scraping was that I had worked out for a year previously. Then I fell on a rotten step and sprained my left foot and it still hurts to walk. Try shopping for groceries with a left leg that hurts and hurts. I had to cancel a first appointment with a new doctor on getting meds and consulting about my falls. LOCKDOWN has been a nightmare for me physically and psychically. I don’t know whose stupid idiot local govt in #SpringfieldMo was responsible for this mess but this city is now a fuggin mess economically. It will never come back. Imagine a closed library and OPEN GUNS AND AMMO STORES. A city that “SAYS” it is very concerned with education and is now building a new school in the central part of the city. FAKE FAKE FAKE ill-educated people deciding our lives for us. People who probably grew up at the end of a dirt road with an outdoor shitter. Or a pop certificate from SMU.

Mensch59
Mensch59
2 months ago
Reply to  abbeysbooks

The truly crazy thing, abbeysbooks, is all the (so-called) Marxists and “true leftists” who support the lockdown. I think it’s because they are literally crazy from cognitive dissonance. They claim to be immovable in their opposition to the rule of the capitalist and rentier classes. They claim to be immovable in their opposition to all underclasses accommodating the corporatocracy. They claim to be immovable in their opposition to elitism. Then they support these claims with apologetics for an authoritarian political system in which the state has substantial centralized control over social and economic affairs. These Marxists and “true leftists” are literally insane. They don’t give a shit about you.

Collectivist
Collectivist
2 months ago
Reply to  Mensch59

“Then they support these claims with apologetics for an authoritarian political system in which the state has substantial centralized control over social and economic affairs. ”

Didn’t Atomsk dispel all of your erroneous notions about the state a few days ago?

And you still don’t get it.

Mensch59
Mensch59
2 months ago
Reply to  Collectivist

No, Atomsk did not. He spouted right-wing anti-revolutionary, reactionary, and statist talking points about power.

Collectivist
Collectivist
2 months ago
Reply to  Mensch59

Like I said . .

Mensch59
Mensch59
2 months ago
Reply to  Collectivist

Like I wrote too. You apologists for authoritarian statism are allied with the fascists — who take some of their ideas & practices from the left.
Maybe you’re too stupid to realize it.
Maybe you’re simply unconscious.

RolandTheThompsonGunner
2 months ago
Reply to  Mensch59

LOL

Collectivist
Collectivist
8 months ago
Reply to  Mensch59
Mensch59
Mensch59
8 months ago
Reply to  Collectivist

FO with your links.

Collectivist
Collectivist
8 months ago
Reply to  Mensch59

Irrelevant to a guy like you, eh?

abbeysbooks
2 months ago
Reply to  Mensch59

They are doing their thinking in an outdated Discourse.

Mensch59
Mensch59
2 months ago
Reply to  abbeysbooks

If their cognitive activity is outdated, what about their social-behavioral activities?

0040
0040
8 months ago

Great article I found it by accident thanks for it . Don’t think the name Anti Empire says much these days , similar to the poorly named Popular Resistance

sabelmouse
sabelmouse
8 months ago

Willem Engel and Jeroen Pols – “The people behind the website viruswaanzin.nl have started summary proceedings against the Dutch government in order to put an end to the measures imposed in connection with the corona virus. The summary proceedings will take place on June 25 at the court in The Hague, the court confirms to this news site. ” – AD on 11-06-2020

https://stichtingvaccinvrij.nl/viruswaanzin-nl-eist-in-kort-geding-einde-van-corona-maatregelen-willem-engel-en-jeroen-pols/?utm_source=Nieuwsbrief&utm_campaign=5cc86debfa-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b82845e552-5cc86debfa-230760961&fbclid=IwAR1UpQYG6UVaS1cHqdmTmVpT1aZw94vgPORT9E1dlmZp0vmwGatsjqlcwrY

sabelmouse
sabelmouse
8 months ago

On April 24, WHO will issue a press release with the following title:

“Global leaders unite to ENSURE everyone everywhere can access new vaccines, tests and treatments for COVID-19 ‘ ( ‘ World leaders unite to ensure that everyone has access everywhere to new vaccines, tests and treatments for COVID-19 ‘ ). [1] This virtual event was co-hosted by the World Health Organization, the President of France, the President of the European Commission and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 1 The following quote is from the press release:

“Heads of state and world leaders in the healthcare industry today are committed to working together to accelerate the development and production of new vaccines, tests and treatments for COVID-19 and ensure its worldwide application.”

“The COVID-19 pandemic has already affected more than 2.4 million people and killed more than 160,000 people. The pandemic is taking a huge toll on families, societies, health systems and economies around the world, and as long as this virus threatens every country, the entire world is at risk. ” – WHO

Ho, stop, wait a minute.

…On April 24, 160,000 people died on a world population of nearly 8 billion? And that’s reason for our world leaders to join hands for vaccines ? 2….

THE ‘OLD’ NORMAL

On 12-06-20, at the time of writing this article, there are 843,690,139 people who are malnourished.
Our world leaders have no problem with that. 2

>>> On the same day 12-06-20, 5,013,281 people died of hunger <<<. 2 That's not a nice death, especially for children - and it should NOT be normal. World leaders should consider that. But the 800 million people who are undernourished will soon receive a vaccine. [[ contraindicated ! ]] On May 4, one of Britain's biggest newspapers reports The Guardian: 3 World leaders, with the exception of Donald Trump, have allocated nearly 7.4 billion euros to research Covid-19 vaccines at a virtual event convened by the EU. They have also promised that the money will also be used to spread the vaccines in poor countries. ” Who can calculate well? How many water pumps could you put down for 7.4 billion in developing countries? How many lives would you save with that? How much money is needed for a good overview of how you strengthen your immune system (food, vitamins C, D, K etc.) that can be distributed through the media in the Rich West? How many lives would we save in the Rich West by increasing the resistance / health of the population? https://stichtingvaccinvrij.nl/waarom-wij-denken-dat-het-nieuwe-covid-19-vaccin-niet-gaat-over-het-redden-van-levens/?utm_source=Nieuwsbrief&utm_campaign=5cc86debfa-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b82845e552-5cc86debfa-230760961

RolandTheThompsonGunner
2 months ago

Riot in cell block 9

bring beer and weed and your flavor of music

oh and popcorn too…

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