All posts tagged: Covid lockdown

The Religion of Covid: Have you been demonized yet?

The word “demonize” used here means being shunned and described as ‘one of those people.’ It does not refer to any occult activity.  We can disagree with someone, and say something like “Oh, you are one of those people.” After that, we don’t have to listen to them, or respect their opinions and we can avoid a conversation with one of ‘those people’ by ‘demonizing’ them. Hitler did that to the Jews, and it is a common thing in racial prejudice. So, have you been demonized yet, in these COVID times? I don’t want to choose sides here, about how dangerous COVID is, or arguments about vaccination. Those topics are important, but I don’t want to be like a dog who chases all the rabbits at the same time. Religious people can see the religion and theology in COVID regulations. We have saints and sinners who follow the rules or not, and COVID heaven and hell, and we can find salvation if we do the right things. Also, the true believers are very devout, and …

New Zealand locks down after one case of COVID

It’s just my opinion, but I think that the COVID pandemic has exposed the tyrant inside the hearts of many government leaders, such as New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who just ordered a strict three-day national lockdown after one person, one as is ‘1’, allegedly came down with COVID. Not surprisingly, Ardern is also leader of the country’s Labour Party and at one point was president of the International Union of Socialist Youth, that has more communist leanings, than socialist. It is a level 4 lockdown that, in New Zealand, requires the closing of all unessential businesses, shutting down schools and offices. It also involves a stay-at-home order that does not allow people to leave their homes and are not even allowed to talk to neighbours. It seems to be part of the zero COVID mandate that is becoming a faddish trend among certain elements of the political elite. It calls for a complete eradication of COVID, before a country can reopen. Most epidemiologists believe that we have to learn to live with COVID …

Ontario extends its dystopian lockdown

The Canadian province of Ontario has the most oppressive lockdown in North America where people have been ordered to stay-at-home, and it was recently extended until June. The chart below provides the daily COVID case count, including variants in green. COVID turned from a medical crisis into a political one, months ago, and I think it’s pretty obvious that the Ontario government will not stop the lockdown until the number of COVID cases are in the negative. The chart is supplied by Ontario Public Health: Ontario’s Premier, Doug Ford, extends the lockdown into June. READ: Ontario extends stay-at-home order for an additional two weeks Ontario police recently fined four people travelling in a car $800 each, because they were all from different addresses and could not provide a valid reason as to why they had left their homes. READ: Ontario police pull over four in car, charge them under stay-at-home orders Gold courses remained closed during COVID lockdown. READ: Golf courses to remain closed as Ontario keeps COVID-19 restrictions on outdoor activities

Study shows lockdowns did not work

Another study out of Canada reveals that if the goal of the lockdowns was to flatten the COVID curve, they failed miserably. Most of the lockdowns were just theatrics, as governments driven by the fear generated by mainstream media, needed to appear like they were doing something. In her study, Maria Krylova compared U.S. states with heavy lockdown restrictions with similar states with significantly reduced restrictions: Minnesota vs Wisconsin and California vs Florida.

Why is that pastor in jail?

We were driving today, and we went further than we usually do. We drove out of the city to a suburban place, for our shopping. That travel is permitted, under our COVID restrictions, the change of scenery was nice, and I like to get away from the busy places where infection rates might be higher. It was all good, until I saw a huge crowd of people, on a street that is usually quiet. We drove closer, and we saw people waving signs, to protest something. It was a surprise. When we got close, we could see that no one in the protest rally was wearing a mask, or doing anything to prevent Covid infections. There was no social distancing in that crowd. A large crowd of people were protesting something at a suburban courthouse. I didn’t have to ask what was happening. A pastor named James Coates is in jail because churches are restricted, for COVID safety. READ: Despite pastor behind bars, members of GraceLife Church near Edmonton continue to defy COVID-19 rules My …

Quebec’s 8 pm COVID curfew madness continues

On Jan. 8, 2021, the Canadian province of Quebec initiated a COVID curfew preventing people from leaving their homes after 8 pm unless of course, they are walking their dog. Apparently, dogs protect people from catching COVID after 8 pm. But the silliness doesn’t stop there. In December, the Calhoun family who live in Montreal, Quebec received permission from the New Brunswick government to travel to that province to provide care for their ailing father, 77, who was living alone and in and out of hospital. They were intending to return to Quebec on Jan 2, 2021, but it was delayed when their vehicle had problems and required parts to be ordered in from outside of Canada. The family, who was travelling with three small kids, decided to rent a car and return home on Jan. 8, 2021, the day the Quebec government initiated its 8 pm curfew. They were intending to be back before the 8 pm curfew hit, but travelling with three small kids derailed those good intentions. Global News explains what happened …

How to manufacture a COVID-1984 crisis?

I was as shocked by the fact the Daily Mail published the article, as I was by the information in it. Essentially, it shows that a COVID-1984 crisis is being manufactured to justify a second lockdown of Britain. People are screaming that hospitals are being overrun and people are dropping on like flies from COVID. The projected deaths are being exaggerated to create terror.

Greeks need to text for permission to leave home

Under Greece’s new lockdown rules, in response to a second COVID wave, people have to text the government to receive permission to leave their homes. The government also warned that people can expect unannounced inspections to make sure that people are at home. Apparently, the Greek government is also getting annoyed by how many people are texting for permission to leave their houses for such things as food and medicine. Breitbart explains: Greece launched its second nationwide coronavirus lockdown on Saturday. One of the rules is that citizens must text the government for permission to leave their homes, and permission will be granted only for work, physical fitness, and medical needs. A government spokesman said on Monday that too many people are texting for permission to leave their homes and warned that “abuse” will be met with “strict inspections” and fines. READ: Coronavirus: Greeks Must Ask Government Permission via Text to Leave Home Greece has a population of 10.5 million people and according to World 0 Meter has recorded 825 deaths due to the Coronavirus. …

The COVID trolley police?

Just when you think you it can’t get any crazier, a politician comes through with something new — COVID trolley police. Trolley is the British equivalent of a grocery cart in North America. As the second wave of COVID is hitting Britain, the Welsh government has initiated a second lockdown. And it seems to be crazier than the first. They have told people that they can go shopping for essentials such as food, but while you are in the store, you can’t buy unessential items such as bedsheets. Of course, it comes as no surprised that First Minister Mark Drakeford, the politician behind this lockdown, is leader of the left-leaning Welsh Labour Party. The Welsh government is requiring stores to cover up all aisles of items considered unessential and to check people’s carts to ensure that they are not buying non-essential items. If your boy rips his clothes at school too bad, you can’t buy him a new set of jeans, he has to go to school with the torn ones. The Daily Mail explains: …

Britain: The devastating medical impact of lockdowns

More news on the negative fallout from the COVID lockdowns as they dramatically impacted the delivery of health care services in Britain. It is being reported that the number of people in Britain who died at home during the COVID lockdown is up 25,000 over last year with only a couple thousand attributed to the virus. It has left many wondering again if the lockdown cure is worse than the disease it’s supposed to be fighting. The report reveals the medical devastation attributed to the lockdowns. Breitbart explains: But it was the audit of several dozens of reports by health professionals, charities, and medical journals by the Daily Mail that revealed in full the staggering effect that the lockdown has had on non-COVID-19 patients. The report noted a Lancet paper stating that during the three months of lockdown, organ transplants fell by two-thirds, resulting in the numbers of people dying on transplant waiting lists to nearly double. Hospital chemotherapy attendance fell by 66 per cent in April, per a University College London study for the British Medical Journal …

Overdose deaths exploding because of lockdowns?

Study after study is revealing the devastating fallout from the COVID lockdowns. The latest from a county in Ohio reveals that drug overdose deaths have skyrocketed 73% in the first six months of this year, compared to 2019. As a result, thousands of health professionals are publicly stating that the lockdown cure is worse than the disease. The Daily Wire writes: A county in Ohio has experienced a skyrocketing number of drug overdose deaths amidst the coronavirus pandemic and a government-mandated lockdown. Franklin County saw a 73% increase in overdose deaths in the first six months of 2020 compared to the same time frame last year. Deaths began spiking in May, roughly two months into the state lockdown imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, according to Franklin County Coroner Dr. Anahi Ortiz. READ: Overdose Deaths Explode In Ohio County After Lockdown, Coroner Cites Joblessness RELATED LOCKDOWN NEWS: READ: COVID-19-related mental health disorders will cause increased suicides, drug overdoses: researchers warn READ: More youth are dying of suicide, overdose than COVID-19 during pandemic: CDC director READ: …

Divorces up because of lockdowns?

It has becoming clear that there has been a social cost to the lockdowns. It is a bit anecdotal, but one Toronto-based law firm says the number of people seeking divorce is up 20%, and they believe it is related to COVID and the lockdown. With the province of Ontario entering its second lockdown, the firm is seeing a spike of new cases.

WHO divided over lockdowns

This was a bit of a shock, but it appears there is a bit of disagreement going on at the World Health Organization (WHO) about the benefits of lockdowns. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO’s boss, has come out strongly supportive of lockdowns (and Communist China), however, another member of WHO has just publicly condemned the lockdowns stating that all they are achieving is poverty. Breitbart explains: The UK’s envoy to the World Health Organisation (W.H.O.) has condemned mass coronavirus lockdowns, slamming the “ghastly global catastrophe” caused by crashing the world economy. Dr. David Nabarro from the W.H.O. appealed to world leaders on Saturday, telling them to stop “using lockdowns as your primary control method” of the coronavirus. He claimed that the only thing lockdowns achieved was poverty – with no mention of the potential lives saved. READ: Backflip: W.H.O. Condemns Coronavirus Lockdowns, Just ‘Doubling’ Global Poverty Of course, this is not the first time that I have reported on the growing disagreements among health care professions on the health benefits of lockdowns, that have turned political. Three …

Why are new COVID cases surging in France and Spain?

Europe is experiencing its second wave of COVID, with France reporting 10,000 new infections a day and Spain hitting 12,000 new cases a day. Several other European countries are also reporting increases as well. The Daily Mail explains: France‘s daily coronavirus cases have topped 10,000 for the first time while Spain’s have rocketed to 12,000.  The countries’ soaring case numbers have led to fears that the UK, which has seen its daily case figures steadily rise since August, could be heading in the same direction.  On Friday, the UK announced 3,539 new daily coronavirus cases – the highest toll in four months. […] And Spain announced a whopping 12,183 cases on Friday, bringing the total to above 566,300 just four months after the country’s low of 132 new cases on May 25.  But fortunately, the number of new deaths is not climbing as fast as the new cases during the second wave. The Daily Mail also explained why: Health bosses said most of the new infections in the UK were young people, many who only had mild or …

More government ‘mask’ hypocrisy

More from the “do as I say, not as I do” file. One of the responsibilities of New York State Liquor Authority is to hand out fines to restaurants that are violating COVID regulations. And they have been doing it with a passion imposing tens of thousands of dollars in fines as restaurants struggle to survive the pandemic lockdown.

The Virus Wars: Are you ready?

Many people are protesting the restrictions we live under, with the COVID 19 pandemic. I work with the public, and recently a woman talked back to me and protested me. I am trained to wear a mask and use disinfectants; we have safety procedures, and I think they are good. I think we are all safer with the procedures and disinfectants, and I can still do my work. One woman protested that face masks cause distress for the client I was talking to. The woman took out her phone and found a government web site with information for people who have problems with masks. If you are wondering, I didn’t look to verify the information. The place was isolated and there were no known cases of COVID 19 for many miles. I carefully disinfected myself and made sure my mask was in position, and I finished my work, and I cleaned myself carefully after. The risk was small, and those people made their own decisions about their safety. I did not want to be a …

Totalitarians down under

During the Cold War, Communist East Germany had to build a wall to stop people from fleeing their communist utopia to freedom loving West Germany. The communists built guard towers and used search lights. Australia’s State of Victoria, population 6.7 million, has just implemented a hard lockdown because it had 670 new COVID cases. As part of this lockdown, it is against the law for people to travel in cars more than 5 km from their home, so they can’t even legally flee this totalitarian utopia. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews, who is described as a “radical leftist,” is using high-tech surveillance to stop people from escaping. WND explains: (SUMMIT NEWS) – Authorities in Melbourne, Australia will use high-tech surveillance drones to catch people outside not wearing masks as well as to scan for vehicles that are in violation of curfew by being more than 5km from home. “High powered drones will be used to find people not wearing masks and cars too far from home,” according to a 7News Melbourne news report. The drones will …

Another Study: Lockdowns failed to reduce deaths

Another study confirms that if the dystopian lockdowns were intended to save lives, they failed miserably. The Heritage Foundation’s recent study of ten countries’ reaction to COVID reveals that though broad ranged lockdowns did not work, there were things that did reduce the virus death toll: Lockdowns that targeted those who were most vulnerable to the Coronavirus including the elderly and those with underlying health conditions. Quarantining those who were sick, not those who were healthy. LifeSite News reports on the study: In another instructive comparison, “South Korea permitted much of its economy to remain open, choosing instead to engage in aggressive testing and isolating the infected,” yielding “13,979 cases and 298 deaths (0.0272% and 0.000579% of its population, respectively” as of July 22. By contrast, “Italy pursued a strict lockdown policy,” and by the same date “had 245,590 cases and 35,097 deaths (0.406% and 0.058% of its population, respectively).” “Maintaining a strong economy and protecting public health are not mutually exclusive,” the authors conclude. “Focusing on hot spots, protecting the elderly and most vulnerable, …