All posts tagged: lockdowns

60% of university students experienced mental health issues, study

A study, conducted by Boston University researchers and released in August 2022, concluded that the 60% of university students in the US experienced mental health problems in 2020 and 2021, Fox News reports. This was double the number reporting similar struggles in 2014. This increase showed up in different ways. This includes: An additional 96% of students reported eating problems, An increase of 135% reporting anxiety, 110% rise in those reporting depression, 64% increase in those who thought of suicide, and 46% increase in incidents of self-injury. Since university students were little impacted by the virus itself, most of these mental health issues were undoubtedly attributed to the lockdowns. READ: Majority of college students suffering from mental illness, anxiety and depression on the rise: study

Will jobs pay the price for the lockdowns?

It seems that the economy will soon be paying the price of the lockdowns, as two reports suggest businesses are struggling. The lockdowns not only resulted in governments shutting down non-essential businesses, but governments also shifted people’s spending habits online, jeopardizing local jobs. According to a survey of over 700 US executives and members of corporate boards conducted by PwC in July, nearly 50% stated that they were thinking of cutting staffing and 52% said that they had already implemented a hiring freeze, Breitbart reports. Breitbart noted that several major corporations have already started laying off employees: Home goods company Wayfair decided to cut approximately 870 workers to help manage operation costs and “realign its investment priorities” following the coronavirus pandemic, the Associated Press (AP) reported this week. In addition, Best Buy was also cutting jobs as the company grappled with shifting consumer behavior, the AP reported on August 12. Another report states that 97% of corporate executives believe America is heading for a recession. READ: 97% of corporate execs think US is in recession, …

Study: Tens of thousands of children clinically depressed due to lockdowns

According to a recent study out of the United Kingdom, the lockdowns associated with the COVID pandemic has resulted in tens of thousands of children becoming clinically depressed. The study also noted that girls were particularly affected by the lockdowns. Breitbart reports: According to the paper published in the Royal Society Open Science journal, children attending secondary schools in the United Kingdom found themselves suffering more from clinical depression as a result of COVID clampdowns. Researchers found that 27.1 per cent prevalence of depression among their thousands-strong sample, which they say represents a notable increase from where they would have expected the percentage to be had the pandemic never occurred. Overall, The Telegraph reports that this increased percentage means that 60,000 more youngsters were driven into clinical depression by the lockdown. READ: Lockdowns Drove Tens of Thousands of Kids into ‘Clinical Depression’ – Study Of course, this is not the first time we have heard this. READ: Depression Among Children Has Increased ‘Substantially’ Under Lockdown: Study READ: More youth are dying of suicide, overdose than COVID-19 during pandemic: …

Study: ‘ill-founded’ Lockdowns only reduced COVID deaths by 0.2%

A major study conducted by Johns Hopkins University concluded that the lockdowns, imposed by governments around the world to stop the COVID pandemic, had basically no impact on COVID deaths, but a devastating impact on the economy and people’s lives. According to Fox News, the study found that during the initial stages of COVID in 2020, the lockdowns only reduced deaths marginally by .2%. The study conducted by Steve Hanke from Johns Hopkins, Lars Jonung, Lund University, and Jonas Herby, from Copenhagen’s Center for Political Studies came to this conclusion after analyzing data from COVID studies conducted around the world. They described the lockdowns as “ill-founded” and added, going forward, that “lockdowns should be rejected out-of-hand.” They also found that shelter-in-place mandates (if you tested positive for the virus) reduced COVID deaths by 2.9%, but if shelter-in-place was combined with a lockdown, the number of deaths went up by 2.8%. Why did the lockdowns increase the number of deaths? The researchers concluded: “[Shelter-in-place orders] may isolate an infected person at home with his/her family where …

Oxford epidemiologist says the threat of Omicron is overblown

Oxford epidemiologist, Professor Sunetra Gupta, has opposed the lockdowns since day one, arguing that they do more harm than good. If lockdowns actually worked, the COVID pandemic would have been over last spring. All lockdowns do is extend the pandemic. Gupta argues that lockdowns also do incredible harm to children. She adds that the healthy have to stop being afraid of infection because disease is a reality of life. Dr. Gupta argues that the medical establishment should have instead focussed on protecting the people who were actually vulnerable to the virus, the elderly, and those with underlying health conditions. It didn’t and in Canada, as an example, 69% of the COVID deaths lived in long-term care homes. READ: The Great Barrington Declaration RELATED: Vaccine inventor: Omicron could be ‘a Christmas present’ RELATED: Covid accounted for just one in 16 deaths in England and Wales in first full week of Omicron as virus fatalities fell to a two-month low, official data shows

Canadian province allows grocery stores to ban the unvaccinated

According to a report by True North, effective Dec 4, 2021, the Canadian province of New Brunswick is allowing grocery stores and pharmacies to ban unvaccinated people from entering their premises to buy food and necessary medicines. It is uncertain if the province’s grocery stores will go along with the government’s attempt to starve the unvaccinated into submission. Some grocery stores do provide home delivery services, that would allow the unvaccinated to still eat. But this is often not available in smaller communities. Many are stunned by this extreme measure, as the province is currently being led by the Progressive Conservative Party. Others are equally shocked that conservative politicians across Canada have not condemned this blatant disregard for human freedoms. This lack of protest even sparked a tweet by famed University of Toronto professor, Jordan Peterson: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, a Canadian legal organization dedicated to protecting the constitutional rights of Canadians, sent a letter to the New Brunswick government stating: “An invitation to the private sector to consider such egregious discriminatory practices …

Australian officials literally calling for ‘New World Order’

People living in Australia faced some of the most Draconian lockdowns in the world, perhaps second only to Communist China, as some left-wing premiers turned into tyrants. But even with this, most were shocked when two senior health officials with the state of New South Wales (NSW), blatantly admitted the state was moving towards a ‘New World Order.’

While Delta COVID cases are up, deaths are down

FEE (Foundation for Economic Education) is reporting that while the mainstream media is fearmongering over the Delta COVID variant, and health officials are airing dire warnings about a return to lockdowns and masks, a couple professors at Harvard and Stanford are wondering why. This is because the number of people dying from COVID is now lower than the moment when governments were deciding to wind down the lockdowns, because of dropping COVID deaths. Harvard Medical School Professor Martin Kulldorff tweeted: It is uncertain what has changed, but over the past several months activists have been pushing the idea of ‘Zero COVID’, meaning that the lockdowns should only end once there are no more COVID cases. This will never happen, so essentially they are pushing for permanent lockdowns. READ: Zero Covid: What is it and why is it suddenly so popular And pressure from these activists may be pushing governments to take more extreme measures. READ: What Australia’s new lockdowns reveal about a ‘zero Covid strategy’ FEE adds though there are areas of the country reporting …

5 times as many UK children died of suicide than COVID

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.

Canada: Most COVID deaths were over age of 85

It was a stunning admission about the incompetence of health officials to protect those most vulnerable to the COVID virus. Blacklock’s Reporter just released information on a report written for the Canadian Federal government, that stated that most of the people who died from COVID in Canada were over the age of 85 and most had Alzheimer’s or dementia. The report noted that these people “may have been at a high risk of dying over this period, regardless of the pandemic.” According to a chart supplied by Blacklock’s, over 95% of the COVID deaths in Canada involved people over the age of 65. SOURCE: Most COVID victims over 85 Rather than focussing on the people who were actually vulnerable to the virus, health officials decided to lock down the whole country. Lockdowns were the faddish thing to do. They didn’t work and nobody cared. READ: Lockdowns DON’T work, study claims: Researchers say stay-at-home orders made no difference to coronavirus deaths around the world – but prior health levels DID Blacklock’s notes, that “the impact of Covid …

Did lockdowns actually increase the number of deaths?

There have been several studies revealing that lockdowns were an absolute failure, if their primary purpose was to stop people dying from COVID (here, here and here.) In fact, it may be worse than we thought, as a new study by University of California economists and the RAND Corporation concluded that the lockdowns or stay-in-place orders may have in fact increased the number of people dying because of COVID.

Video: Lockdowns vs protecting the vulnerable

In this video, there is a discussion about the failure of lockdowns to stop the pandemic. Those in charge have tried to explain away their failure with woeful cries, “if we had only locked down sooner.” Yet more and more studies are stating the obvious that the lockdowns did not work. If they did, this pandemic would have been over months ago. Many are now saying there should have been a targeted approach, focussing our attention on protecting those who are actually vulnerable to the virus, the elderly and those with underlying health conditions. In the US, 95% of the COVID deaths involved people over the age of 50 with 80% over the age of 65 and of course, many of those had underlying health issues as well. READ: 95 Percent of Americans Killed by COVID-19 Were 50 or Older In the Canadian province of British Columbia, two-thirds of the COVID deaths were in nursing homes and how many of the remaining deaths involved those over the age of 65 and living at home. Yet, …

Survey: Everyone missed the city on the hill

We have family that lives several hours away and as we drove home after a visit, we often end up driving during the night. And towards the end of our journey, I would find myself looking for the lights of our city radiating into the night sky as it offered hope, that our hours spent in a car would soon be coming to an end, and we would be home. In Matthew 5, Jesus also spoke of light telling believers that we are a light to the world, and a city on a hill that can’t be hidden. 14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:14-16 NIV) During dark times, light offers guidance and …