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Sask Premier reveals who are calling for stricter lockdowns

Scott Moe, the Premier of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, had some interesting things to say about the lockdown. During its COVID lockdown, the province has allowed most businesses, including restaurants and gyms, to remain open with reduced capacity.

In a recent virtual speech, Premier Moe mentioned that he has been receiving pressure to implement a stricter lockdown in the province. He noted that the calls for more strident measures are coming from people who are able to work at home.

Secondly, he added that the lockdowns won’t end the pandemic.

CBC explains:

Moe said he’s heard from some who want his government to tighten up public health orders and from others who believe the rules should be loosened.

He said many employees working for businesses that remain open to customers can’t do their jobs elsewhere.

“It’s easy for some to stand up and say, ‘We need to lock everything down,’ when they have the opportunity to work from home,” Moe told delegates in Monday’s online speech.

“The reality is this: No matter how severe lockdowns and public health measures are, they are not going to end this pandemic.”

READ: Sask. premier says lockdowns are a ‘stopgap,’ won’t end pandemic

I wonder how many of the those pressuring Premier Moe for a stricter lockdown are senior bureaucrats working from home?

But not only are lockdowns proving ineffective:

READ: California Has the Strictest Lockdown in the US—and the Most Active COVID Cases (by Far)

READ: Lockdowns Not Linked With Lower COVID Death Rates, New Study Finds

READ: New study: Coronavirus lockdowns don’t save lives

READ: COVID Lockdowns Have No Clear Benefit vs Other Voluntary Measures, International Study Shows

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READCOVID-19 death rate is 75% lower in states that didn’t lock down: WSJ

READREVEALED: 66% of New York state coronavirus hospitalizations are people staying at HOME and NOT essential workers – which begs question: Does lockdown even work?

READCritics say lockdowns will be more damaging than the virus. Experts say it’s a false choice

Several studies are exposing the negative impact of the lockdowns:

READ: Canadian expert’s research finds lockdown harms are 10 times greater than benefits

READ: Lockdown Effect: Study Projects Unemployment From Pandemic Will Cause Nearly 900,000 U.S. Deaths

READOverdose Deaths Explode In Ohio County After Lockdown, Coroner Cites Joblessness

READSolitary confinement: 4 in 5 seniors have felt more anxious, depressed during pandemic

READ50,000 Children’s Surgeries Postponed, Deaths on Transplant Waiting List Near-Doubled Due to Lockdown: Report

READCOVID-19-related mental health disorders will cause increased suicides, drug overdoses: researchers warn

READMore youth are dying of suicide, overdose than COVID-19 during pandemic: CDC director

READ: U.S. Lockdowns Trigger Surge in Domestic Violence

READ: U.S. Lockdowns Trigger Surge in Domestic Violence

READA Major Crisis Deepened During The Covid Lockdowns: Opioids

READReport: Suicide rise from lockdowns to kill more than coronavirus in Australia

READCOVID-19-related mental health disorders will cause increased suicides, drug overdoses: researchers warn

READLOCKDOWN ‘JUST THE FINAL STEP’: Divorce woes increase with second wave of COVID

READLockdowns around the world bring rise in domestic violence

READCalifornia doctors say they’ve seen more deaths from suicide than coronavirus since lockdown

READ‘Calamitous’: domestic violence set to soar by 20% during global lockdown

READSuicide, help hotline calls soar in Southern California over coronavirus anxieties

READLockdown-inspired suicides on course to DWARF coronavirus deaths in Australia & in time, even in US – studies

READDepression Has Skyrocketed During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Study Says

READPsychiatrists warn of negative effects of lockdown on mental health

READ: UK lockdown causing ‘serious mental illness in first-time patients’

READProblem drinking soars under UK lockdown, say addiction experts

READNew thinking on COVID lockdowns: They’re overly blunt and costly

READCritics say lockdowns will be more damaging than the virus. Experts say it’s a false choice

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