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
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, …
With the political elite warning of more COVID lockdowns this fall, experts are suggesting that Britain may be experiencing upwards of 1,000 deaths a week due to the previous lockdowns, The Daily Mail reports.
According to a recent study by the World Health Organization (WHO), Sweden’s defiance of the advice of the COVID experts about imposing lockdowns and implementing mask usage has been proven right.
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: …
The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) just released the results of a survey of students from grades nine through 12, that revealed a significant percentage experienced serious mental health struggles due to the lockdowns.
When a totalitarian regime like Communist China, which enjoys oppressing its people, admits that the lockdowns did not work, the rest of the democratic world should take note.
With the pandemic and the political rhetoric dying down, experts are taking a second look at the lockdowns. Many are concluding they had a minimal effect in stopping the spread of COVID, and actually caused more harm than good.
The Daily Wire recently reported on a study by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, that stated more people under the age of 65 died from alcohol-related deaths than from COVID in 2020.
While the rest of the world went into lockdowns during the COVID pandemic, Sweden chose a different path. Aside from cancelling main sporting and entertainment events, it chose to remain open.
COVID restrictions are falling like dominoes in Canada since the truck protests started calling for an end to the COVID mandates. The Ontario government is the latest to announce a loosening of the COVID restrictions, including ending the need for vaccine passports effective March 1, 2022.
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 …
With the arrival of Omicron, which is no more serious than the flu, people are taking to the streets in 2022 saying it is time for governments to end the lockdowns, masks, and vaccine passports.
Power is addicting and some like New Zealand’s, left-wing Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, clearly need to be in rehab.
Science has shown that that fireworks are a major spreader of COVID, particularly the very mild Omicron variant that’s sweeping the world. So in a display of its absolute power, the Netherlands government banned fireworks this New Year’s Eve.
With the legacy media, and the medical and political elite terrorizing us about the rapidly rising numbers of Omicron cases, a health expert says that this should no longer be the metric used to determine the seriousness of the pandemic.
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
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 …
With politicians wringing their hands and talking about a fifth lockdown because of a new COVID strain called Omicron that has emerged out of South Africa.
Yet another study has concluded that the lockdown cure was worse than the disease it was supposed to be fighting. Not only were they basically ineffective in reducing the number of COVID deaths, but they had unintended negative consequences.
Canadian Pastor Artur Pawlowski of Cave of Adullam Church was arrested a second time on the tarmac of the Calgary International Airport after arriving home from an extended two-month speaking tour.
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.’
The government of New South Wales (NSW), the home state of Australia’s capital city Sydney, has just offered its citizens a get out of jail free card. The Blaze reports that the NSW government will now allow any person who gets fully vaccinated an extra hour out of their home.
The Daily Mail reports that researchers from the University of Sheffield and the University College of London stated that the previous lockdown imposed by the British government resulted in a 25% increase in the number of young people who started smoking, and this included people who had previously quit.
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 …
Sweden is now seeing two-week periods where no one dies of COVID. It’s a remarkable record considering just over 40% of the country’s citizens have been fully vaccinated.
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.
If an audit of health care usage in Britain is any indication, the true cost of the COVID lock-downs will start showing up over the next few years.
We have the old saying feed a cold, starve a fever, well it seems the bureaucrats in Britain’s National Health System (NHS) are now applying this folk medicine to COVID, believing that starving a person is the best way to deal with coronavirus.
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 …
Unless politicians starting reigning in their health bureaucrats, these lockdowns many never fully end. The latest example is Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, who is married to Prince Philip, the Duke of Cambridge.
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.
Here are some interesting stats on who was particularly impacted by COVID. In Canada, the median age of COVID deaths was 85 and two thirds of deaths were over the age of 80. In Italy, the median age for COVID deaths is 81 and 78 in the US.
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, …
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 …