All posts tagged: lockdowns

Is Sweden’s unique approach to COVID paying off?

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.

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 …

Video: How governments weaponized fear

In an interview with Julia Hartley Brewer, author Laura Dodsworth explains that the scientists working with the British government on COVID purposefully weaponized fear in order to get the Brits to comply with their government overlords. The government is using behavioural psychology to control people. They have done such a good job of terrorizing British citizens that people are now terrified of resuming their normal lives. From the YouTube preamble: Scientists on a committee that encouraged the use of fear to control people’s behaviour during the Covid pandemic have admitted its work was “totalitarian”. Members of the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behaviour have expressed regret about the “unethical” methods.

Court allows Calgary police ‘to do anything necessary’ to enforce church inspection

I previously reported on how a Canadian Pastor, Artur Pawlowski, who grew up under communism in Poland, twice drove an Alberta health inspector from his Calgary church, The Fortress (Cave) of Adullam, when she demanded entrance for a COVID health inspection. According to the Daily Wire, Alberta’s health department has now received a court-ordered warrant allowing the police “to do anything necessary,” if Pastor Pawlowski obstructs the health department’s third attempt to enter the building.

Over 70 Canadian churches will defiantly hold Easter services

LifeSite News is reporting that nearly 80 Canadian churches have publicly stated they will be holding Easter services this weekend in defiance of government lockdowns. LifeSite News reports: April 1, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — The threat of fines and possible imprisonment will not deter over 70 Christian churches in Canada from defying COVID lockdowns and holding religious services on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. The churches have vowed to open for Easter services “to stand together in unity and to oppose further lockdowns.” All churches involved have signed on to Liberty Coalition Canada’s (LCC) “We Will Gather Easter 2021” initiative. To date, eight Canadian provinces are represented: Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. READ: Over 70 Canadian churches vow to defy lockdowns, will fully open for Easter services Click here to find out if a church in your community will be holding services. The simple fact is, Canada can not continue is this lockdown indefinitely. COVID is not going to go away, and we have to learn to live with …

Belgium judge orders government to end lockdown

A judge in Belgium has ordered the country to end the county-wide lockdown within 30 days. The Brussels Times writes: The Belgian State has been ordered to lift “all coronavirus measures” within 30 days, as the legal basis for them is insufficient, a Brussels court ruled on Wednesday. The League for Human Rights had filed the lawsuit several weeks ago and challenged Belgium’s system of implementing the measures using Ministerial Decrees, which means it is done without any input from parliament. The judge gave the Belgian State 30 days to provide a sound legal basis, or face a penalty of €5,000 per day that this period is exceeded, with a maximum limit of €200,000, reports Le Soir. READ: Belgium must lift ‘all Covid-19 measures’ within 30 days, Brussels court rules The judge essentially ruled that the government utilized the Civil Safety Act of 2007 to institute the lockdown that gives the government extreme power in emergency situations. The judge ruled that the government must now prove its extreme lockdown measures are necessary and that they work. …

Why is mental health rapidly declining in Ontario?

Mental health experts in the Canadian province of Ontario are warning of people’s declining mental health due to COVID and its related lockdowns. In fact, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association, things have gotten much worse because of the second lockdown in the province. Of course, it’s not surprising, since the province also has one of the most restrictive lockdowns in Canada. Notice, how people are also claiming they are lonely. The Toronto Sun explains: The poll suggests only 35 per cent of Ontarians consider their mental health to be “very good” or “excellent,” compared to 52 per cent in the first round of polling in May. It also shows nearly 80 per cent of respondents believe there will be a “serious mental health crisis” post-pandemic, compared to 66 per cent in August and 69 per cent in May. […] The poll also found respondents were getting more isolated. Fifty-seven per cent reported feeling lonelier since the pandemic began, with 47 per cent saying they wish they had someone to talk to. And 36 …

Lockdowns’ ticking time bomb

More stats are coming forward and saying the lockdowns are causing far more damage than the virus they are supposedly fighting. There is a huge ticking time bomb in Britain as stats reveal that because of the lockdown restrictions, there has been a dramatic drop in treatments for serious conditions and heart problems.

Survey reveals that Bible reading increased people’s mental well-being during lockdowns

A recent survey by Christian Research discovered that people are reading their Bibles more during the COVID pandemic and associated lockdowns, and this is not a wasted exercise as many stated it is having a positive impact on their mental health. The age group reporting the largest increase was those aged 25 to 34, where over 50% indicated that they are reading their Bible more often. The survey also revealed that people are using new ways to engage with scripture. While print versions of the Bible still remains popular, Bible apps are being used more often, and a surprisingly 30% reported that they are now listening to the Bible. This growing interest in listening to scripture shouldn’t surprise us because it has its reward as the Apostle Paul tells us that “faith comes from hearing” (Romans 10:17). The survey also found that the Bible reading increased people’s hope that things were going to improve. The Bible tells us that hope is a vital component of faith (Hebrews 11:1). The survey revealed: 28% stated that Bible …

Study: Lockdown loneliness has deadly consequences

Increasingly more voices are rising up and stating that the lockdowns are causing more harm than the virus they are supposed to be fighting. The latest published in Perspectives on Psychological Science reports on the hidden costs of loneliness which they say is the equivalent of smoking 15 cigarettes a day. The Western Journal explains: “Long-term social isolation is known to carry an increased risk of mortality comparable to smoking 15 cigarettes a day — and lonely people are more likely to choose coping mechanisms that aren’t good for their health,” The Guardian reported Saturday. That statistic came from research originally published in Perspectives on Psychological Science. The Guardian talked to numerous people who have suffered debilitating depression caused by the social isolation of government-mandated shutdowns. In November, the U.K. Office for National Statistics published a report showing that crippling loneliness has surged to record levels, especially among 16-to-29-year-olds. This revelation mirrors similar trends from around the world. In Japan, for example, suicides outnumbered COVID-19 deaths in 2020. READ: Researchers Find Damaging Effects of Long-Term Social …

Sask Premier reveals who are calling for stricter lockdowns

Scott Moe, the Premier of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, had some interesting things to say about the lockdown. During its COVID lockdown, the province has allowed most businesses, including restaurants and gyms, to remain open with reduced capacity. In a recent virtual speech, Premier Moe mentioned that he has been receiving pressure to implement a stricter lockdown in the province.