All posts tagged: lockdown

Denver mayor tells people to stay home as he flies out for Thanksgiving

According to reports, the Democrat mayor of Denver, Michael Hancock, sent out a tweet telling the commoners living in his city to avoid travel and stay home for Thanksgiving. He then promptly caught a flight to visit his daughter living in Mississippi for a family Thanksgiving. The Daily Wire explains: On Wednesday morning, Denver mayor Michael Hancock’s Twitter account warned citizens that they should stay close to home for Thanksgiving and avoid travel. That tweet came before a flight on Wednesday that Hancock was taking to Houston to visit his daughter in Mississippi, 9Newsreported. Hancock, a Democrat, tweeted on Wednesday morning, “Pass the potatoes, not COVID. Stay home as much as you can, especially if you’re sick. Host virtual gatherings instead of in-person dinners. Avoid travel, if you can. Order your holiday meal from a local eatery. Shop online with a small business for ‪#BlackFriday.” READ: Denver Mayor Tweets, ‘Stay Home… Avoid Travel.’ Then He Takes Flight For Family Thanksgiving, Report Says. People in Colorado are tiring of the COVID-1984 lockdowns. One Colorado county just told the state’s Democrat …

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.

Grace Community Church vindicated after false accusation

While photographs have emerged of California’s Democrat Governor, Gavin Newsom, flaunting his state’s COVID regulations at a recent party, Grace Community Church was falsely accused of causing a COVID outbreak when three members of its 7,000 member congregation caught the virus. According to CBN, this resulted in the church facing additional outbreak restrictions from the city’s health department. As part of its lockdown, California has limited church attendance to 25% of capacity to a maximum of 100. However, the mega church, pastored by John MacArthur, chose to remain open and has fought several court cases as government officials trying to force its submission to the state’s COVID-1984 restrictions. But things took a turn at the end of October, when an article in the Los Angeles Times, entitled, Coronavirus outbreak strikes L.A. megachurch that defied public health orders, accused the church of having a COVID outbreak when three members caught COVID, because of the church’s refusal to obey the lockdown orders. Yes, they described it as an outbreak when just three people caught the virus. However, …

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. …

Survey: Suicide thoughts tripled during first lockdown

Under the “lockdown cure is worse than the virus it’s supposed to be fighting” file, a survey of psychiatrists in Britain by the Royal College of Psychiatrist revealed that the number of people reporting suicidal thoughts tripled during the first lockdown. They expressed concerns it could skyrocket during the second lockdown. The Daily Mail reports: Psychiatrists warned the UK is facing a ‘mental health pandemic’, claiming that NHS services are already ‘overflowing’ with hundreds of patients. And medics expect they will have to grapple with a further ‘tsunami’ of cases in the coming months, after the second lockdown was introduced. Rethink Mental Illness’ analysis found the number of people turning to its website for support with suicidal thoughts had tripled in the first six months of lockdown, rising to 232,271 by August, compared to 80,298 in the six months beforehand. Loneliness, unemployment and post-traumatic stress triggered by the nationwide shutdown have led to the surge, experts said. READ: Number of Britons seeking help for suicidal thoughts ‘has TRIPLED since the first lockdown’ as psychiatrists warn the …

Lockdown fallout: Stillbirths nearly doubled

We have been hearing a lot lately about the unintended consequences of the lockdowns. Here’s another. According to reports the number of stillbirths in Britain nearly doubled during the COVID pandemic as it seems pregnant women were staying home when they started encountering problems instead of seeking medical attention. Many blame this on the messaging that people needed to protect the NHS from being overrun. The Blaze explains: There were nearly double the number of stillbirths during the height of the coronavirus lockdown, with concerns the “protect the NHS” message may have discouraged women from seeking urgent medical help. According to recent figures reported in the Health Services Journal, there were 40 stillbirths after labour in England between April and June, nearly double the 24 from the same time last year. As a result, the UK’s Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) said it will launch a review of the increase. READ: Stillbirths Nearly Double During UK’s First Lockdown RELATED: Of course, Britain is in the midst of a second COVID wave and the mainstream media …

71% fear lockdowns more than COVID

Certain areas of Britain have gone through some serious lockdowns over the past few months because of COVID and having tried it nearly 71% of people surveyed said they are more concerned about the fallout from lockdowns than catching COVID. The Daily Mail reports: Almost three in four people are more concerned about the impact of lockdown restrictions than catching coronavirus, according to a new poll. Young people are far more concerned about the mental health impact of any lockdown – and whether they will lose their job, according to the survey. Mental health also ranks as a top concern for women, while a third of pensioners are worried about the suspension of cancer screening. Their biggest concern was the mental health issues related to the lockdowns. READ: Three quarters of Brits are more worried about impact of lockdown restrictions than catching coronavirus, poll finds So what happens when an epidemiologist disagrees with lockdowns? So what happens when an eminent epidemiologist, such as Oxford professor, Sunetra Gupta says governments should focus on protecting those most …

Will police be raiding homes over Christmas?

This is disturbing, but according to reports, police in Britain are warning that they will be invading people’s homes over Christmas if they are suspected of breaking the COVID rules. There are different rules across Britain depending on what lockdown tier is in place. Some areas, like the Midlands, don’t allow visits from people outside the immediate family. Other areas allow mixed groups to a maximum of six. The Daily Mail explains: Police chiefs have warned that Christmas family celebrations will be broken up by officers if they flout lockdown rules. David Jamieson, the West Midlands police and crime commissioner, said officers will investigate reports of rule-breaking over the festive period. The West Midlands are currently under Tier 2 restrictions, meaning people cannot mix with any other households or bubbles inside. READ: Police will enter homes and break up Christmas dinners if families break lockdown rules – and there will be riots, predicts police commissioner However, senior British police officers are also warning if governments force the police to do this, it could result in massive riots. The Blaze …

Officials complain fewer people getting tested for COVID?

Health officials in Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, are complaining that fewer people are volunteering to get tested for COVID after they spent millions of dollars setting up new testing facilities. The number of people getting tested at these facilities is down 25% in some cases from the end of September. What is equally disturbing is that health officials are increasing the number of people who can get tested at Ottawa facilities from 2,500 to 4,000 by November. Of course, less testing ultimately means fewer people testing positive for COVID. The CBC explains the problem this causes: Ottawa Public Health (OPH) officials are also concerned with what the drop in testing means when it comes to interpreting the daily case counts, which have been below 100 cases a day for almost a week, dipping to 52 on Monday.  The recent numbers buck the upward trend, which hit a record 142 cases on Oct. 2, and then 183 cases on Oct. 8.   The high case counts led to the decision for Ottawa to be included among the cities forced to return to …

What’s behind Cuomo’s crackdown on NYC’s Jewish community?

New York Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been specifically targeting a group of orthodox Jews in a New York City suburb in his attempt to lockdown the state. And it appears that Cuomo’s overreaction is based solely on fear. The Blaze explains: It’s been a shocking few weeks in New York City as an American governor in 2020 is explicitly targeting a sect of orthodox Jews for restrictions on their First Amendment rights to pray in synagogues. In recent days, he dispatched an army of public health officials to Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn to issue thousands of dollars’ worth of citations. Now, Cuomo is admitting that it’s not science or even anti-Jewish animus driving his latest power play, but the politics of fear and panic. And in a phone call with the Jewish leaders, Cuomo admitted that his trampling of their rights was not based on science but fear. “This is not a highly nuanced, sophisticated response,” conceded the New York governor. “This is a fear-driven response. You know, this is not a policy being …

2nd lockdown could have serious mental health fallout: Researchers warn

It is more from the supposed cure is worse than the disease file. With governments around the world initiating second lockdowns because of another wave of Covid, mental health professionals are warning second lockdowns could have a devastating impact on society. The first lockdown impacted people’s mental health and a second one could potentially compound this, leading to a devastating increase in suicides and drug overdoses. Christian Post explains: A second wave of devastation stemming from the novel coronavirus pandemic including soaring suicides and drug overdoses is imminent with the declining mental health of communities, medical researchers warn and it is expected to disproportionately impact the poor, older adults, blacks and Hispanics. The warning came in Mental Health Disorders Related to COVID-19–Related Deaths published in The Journal of the American Medical Association on Monday. […] “While nations struggle to manage the initial waves of the death and disruption associated with the pandemic, accumulating evidence indicates another ‘second wave’ is building: rising rates of mental health and substance use disorders,” the doctors wrote. “This imminent mental …

Heavy drinking by women surged during COVID, study

It is tough to decide if this is COVID related or lockdown related, but according to a recent survey alcoholic consumption has surged over the past few months during the pandemic. It noted that one of the hardest-hit groups were women, that saw a 41% increase in heavy drinking. The Rand Corporation’s study compared alcohol consumption for Americans between April and early June in 2019 with a similar period in 2020. Though the study attributed the increase to COVID, the 2020 dates coincided with the lockdown period for most states. Fox News reports: According to the findings, overall alcohol consumption shot up 19% among adults ages 30 to 59; drinking also rose 17% among women and 10% among non-Hispanic white adults. What’s more, “heavy drinking” – as defined by four or more drinks within a few hours – jumped 41% among the ladies from a year prior. READ: Alcohol consumption has surged during coronavirus pandemic, especially ‘heavy drinking’ among women: study Of course, this is not the first study to report on a serious uptake …

Sweden video: Count the number of face masks

Undoubtedly, many of you are wondering how things are going in Sweden these days. Sweden never instituted a lock down deciding the best way to combat COVID was through herd immunity, letting people get it, and build up an immunity to the virus. (80% of the people who catch COVID will have little or no symptoms.) It worked, the pandemic is essentially over in Sweden. This video from Stockholm uploaded on Sept. 11, 2020 kind of explains it all. Make sure you have your calculator out to keep track of the number of people wearing face masks. (Note there are face masks, just not the COVID kind.)

Did COVID lockdowns just turn political?

With the number of COVID deaths declining in California, many are wondering why politicians are continuing to lock down the state? Well, according to Real Clear Politics, we may have been given a clue recently when Dr. Barbara Ferrer, the Los Angeles County Public Health Director, discussed the matter with school administrators. Apparently, someone recorded parts of that conference call.

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 …

Lockdowns lead to opioid crisis

With many questioning if the lockdowns even worked in stemming the COVID pandemic, reports are coming in that opioid usage dramatically escalated during the Lock downs. The Daily Wire explains: County health departments across the country are measuring a significantly increased number of opioid deaths over last year’s data and over deaths tallied in the first few months of the year before widespread stay-at-home orders were put in place, according to The Wall Street Journal. The pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have hit addicts and those struggling to stay sober particularly hard. Social distancing rules and fear of the virus have driven people to stay much more isolated from society and limited the typical tools for people struggling with addiction, such as sessions with therapists. One therapist added that isolation is one of the worst things for a person struggling with drug and even alcohol addiction. READ: A Major Crisis Deepened During The Covid Lockdowns: Opioids We are social creatures and the lock downs are resulting in an increase of suicides. READ: Lockdown-inspired suicides on course to …

Meanwhile, in Sweden

Britain, like most countries, implemented a nation-wide lockdown in an effort to stop people from catching COVID. However, Britain is now bracing for its second COVID wave as new cases surge among people who didn’t catch the virus the first time because of the first lockdown. As a result, Britain is introducing a second lock down. In addition to a 10 pm curfew, Britain is introducing a rule of six. The Daily Mail explains: NEW LOCKDOWN RULES FOR ENGLAND FROM MONDAY  * Max social gatherings SIX PEOPLE * Applies indoors and outdoors * Applies in private homes * Applies in pubs and restaurants * Does NOT apply to schools or workplaces * Does NOT apply to weddings, funerals, team sport * Does NOT apply if household bubbles are bigger than six people * Police will be encouraged to break up larger groups and issue £100 fines, which will then double on each repeat offence up to £3,200 And oh yeah, government officials are threatening more severe restrictions if people don’t obey these. READ: ‘We expect …

Will Arizona lock down the state over the flu this fall?

As a result of a recent report by the CDC that 94% of people who died from Covid in the US had underlying health issues, many are questioning why whole countries and states were locked down when it was obvious that only the elderly and those with underlying health conditions needed to protected. READ: CDC: 6% of coronavirus deaths were solely from COVID-19 So many were absolutely shocked when Arizona state officials hinted that they may lockdown the state to battle the common flu, that regularly shows up each fall. You can decide for yourself if they implied this or not: From The Blaze: “[Arizona] State officials Monday laid out a plan for ‘aggressively’ combating the upcoming influenza season as the COVID-19 pandemic lingers, with the first step being to urge people to get a flu shot as soon as possible,” wrote the Copper Courier on Tuesday. “The state plans to increase funding for Medicaid recipients to get flu shots, combine flu-shot sites with coronavirus testing facilities, and more, while also advocating many of the …

Francis Chan: The pandemic may be good for the church

The recent COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdown has resulted in one of the most difficult times for the church in North America. Experts are warning that there is a possibility that 20% of the churches many not even make it. Churches and believers in California face severe fines, and even jail, if they resume services during the lock down. READ: ‘We Are Not Closing,’ Pastor Declares after County Fines Church $52,750 for Worship Services Though many consider these to be dark days for the church, Frances Chan says these difficult times may in fact be a good thing for the North American church. Chan was the former lead pastor and founder of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California. He has since left the church and is ministering in the slums of Hong Kong, where his mother once ministered. At Q Sessions, that featured several Christian leaders discussing the current pandemic crisis including attacks on religious liberties, Chan had this to say about what churches are facing today: “When you look at the places where there …

Christian Actress defies CA lockdown & attends church

Claiming that the freedom to worship God is protected under the US Constitution, Christian actress Sam Sorbo attended Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Newbury Park, California this past Sunday (Aug 23, 2020). Sam is the wife of Christian actor Kevin Sorbo. California Gov Gavin Newsom has issued lockdown orders restricting church services to 25% of capacity or a 100-person maximum. In the face of this, several churches, including John MacArthur’s Grace Community Church in Los Angeles, are openly violating these orders stating that while church services are severely restricted, the government is allowing BLM protests to continue even though they are violating Covid health restrictions. LifeSite News recently interviewed several people, including Sam, who attended the Godspeak church service this past Sunday: “It’s my God-given right to be able to worship God freely, and it’s protected by the Constitution,” Sorbo stated. She also explained that it’s frustrating to see the government overstep its bounds and disregard the constitutional, God-given rights of every American citizen. She encouraged Christians to take a stand in the face of government restrictions …

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 …