It’s a classic example of the cure being worse than the disease.
Despite evidence suggesting lockdowns didn’t work, they became the faddish way of dealing with the virus, but a recent study by researchers at several universities in Britain (University of Liverpool, University College London, University of York, and the University of Bristol) concluded that five times more children died of suicide during the lockdowns, than from COVID.
This was based on a study of data of those under the age of 18, between March 2020 and February 2021. During that period, 124 died from suicide compared to only 25 from COVID.
And it wasn’t just the UK reporting an increase in lockdown related suicide attempts by children, a report by the America’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revealed that suicide attempts by girls between the ages of 12-17 were up 51% during the lockdowns.
Italy was also reporting a spike in suicide attempts and self harm by youth during the pandemics related to the lockdowns. READ: Italy Reports ‘Alarming’ Spike in Attempted Suicides Among Youth During Lockdown
In Canada, one hospital reported that suicide attempts by youth tripled during the lockdowns. READ: The other side of COVID-19: Mental health challenges prevalent in youth
But the lockdown cure not only impacted the youth, but as well those under the age of 65.
A study of data in Canada provided the startling revelation that three times as many people in that age group died from lockdown related issues, than from COVID.
The study by Stats Canada revealed that there were 5,532 excess deaths between January 2020 and April 2021 for those under the age of 65, compared to the same period in 2019.
The government agency noted this was due to significant increases in overdoses, unintentional poisonings, alcohol and as well deaths due to delayed medical treatment, that were mostly attributed to the lockdowns.
During this same period, there were only 1,380 COVID related deaths (dying with COVID vs dying of COVID), meaning that lockdowns caused three times more deaths than COVID.