Have you noticed the people who are promoting lockdowns, are the political, news media, medical bureaucratic, multinationals, banking, and billionaire elites? First of all, many leading epidemiologists are now making claims similar to the following:
“A 2006 survey of disease mitigation strategies by several top epidemiologists called lockdown-style quarantines a throwback to antiquated disease theory & said it should be eliminated from serious consideration as a disease mitigation measure.”
Second, those pushing lockdowns, benefit from them politically and financially, to the detriment of the working class and poor. Note the following excerpts from this article from The Federalist, about the severe damage lockdowns have on public health, and how it affects the working class and the poor the most.
“To begin, it has long been known that unemployment has very deleterious effects on public health, particularly due to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Unemployment also adversely affects mental health. This is not just feeling a little down about losing a job. Unemployment directly increases mortality by increasing suicides. One study found that being unemployed “was associated with a twofold to threefold increased relative risk of death by suicide.” An even more recent study has put the increase in lockdown-related “deaths of despair” at 75,000 in the United States alone.
The negative effects of delays in securing preventative care are well established. For example, a Veterans Administration study found that a delay of even one month in obtaining treatment for cancer increased mortality by 20 percent. Another study found that each 30-day delay in diagnosing breast cancer increased mortality by 10 percent. Such figures can be replicated across a whole range of diseases, even though they are not due to the Wuhan virus.
A less obvious source of damage to public health comes from the closure of schools. Missing school will not directly lead to many deaths, but lack of education is associated with significantly shorter lifespans. On average, college graduates live nine years longer than those who drop out of high school. Furthermore, any disruption in education due to school closings affects poorer students the most.
It is not enough to analyze the public health costs of the lockdowns on the population as a whole. Modelers should also examine on whom those costs fall. Amy Barnhorst, a community mental health expert at the University of California, writes:
The economic consequences of the shutdowns will disproportionately affect the most vulnerable — people living just above the poverty line, people with chronic medical and mental illness, people of color from poorer communities. They will also be the ones with the least say in all this. For those who can work from home, afford a laptop for every kid, and pay the delivery fees for takeout and grocery delivery, not reopening for an extended period is the obvious choice. We can avoid almost any coronavirus exposure risk by sacrificing relatively little. … Haircuts may not be essential for people getting them, but they’re certainly essential for hairdressers.”
If the above is not bad enough, things are significantly worse for Third World countries. Note the following excerpts from this article, from the Epoch Times:
Pandemic-related lockdowns in developing countries may reduce 100 million people to grinding poverty while causing suffering and death on a scale that may dwarf the human effects of the CCP virus that causes the disease COVID-19, sources say.
While 135 million people currently are close to the brink of starvation, Beasley said his organization projects that “due to the Coronavirus, an additional 130 million people could be pushed to the brink of starvation by the end of 2020. That’s a total of 265 million people.”
The intense focus on treating COVID-19 and finding a vaccine for the virus also is thought to crowd out research and the provision of health care for people with other diseases.
As many as 6.3 million people may develop tuberculosis by 2025 and 1.4 million people may die of the disease as it goes undiagnosed and untreated during the lockdowns, setting back efforts at eradication by 5 to 8 years, The Guardian reported in May, citing research by Johns Hopkins University, Avenir Health, and Imperial College London.
You can see from the above, the devastating consequences of lockdowns; how they disproportionately affect the working class and poor; how they affect far more people than those who die from the coronavirus, by orders of magnitude; and how up to 256 million or more people face death and starvation, from deadly lockdown strategies pushed relentlessly by elites on mainstream media, and elsewhere.
How are the elites doing under lockdowns?
Virtually all the elites pushing lockdowns are working in high paying jobs, that are not threatened by the lockdowns. These elites gain a higher profile from the pandemic event, which benefits their careers, and in many cases, positively impact their pay. But by far, the most obscene display of hypocrisy by the elites, are from a number of multinationals and billionaires – the latter who made about $637billion during the lockdowns. These include Jeff Bezos, whose Washington Post has been pushing the lockdown agenda; and Bill Gates, who pushes lockdowns, and also hope’s to make a fortune from COVID-19 vaccines.
Don’t buy into the lockdown hysteria the elites and left-wing operatives on mainstream media are selling. If you are an ordinary American, lockdowns are detrimental to you, and those less fortunate than yourself. Lockdowns are the elites’ (left-wing operatives/globalists) way of inducing you to do harm to yourself, as they make out like bandits. Why would the elites do this? That is something I would rather you figure out for yourself. In the meantime, watch this video showing an alternate approach to lockdowns, by several eminent epidemiologists.