This article was originally published by Don Via Jr. at The Free Thought Project.
A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research has put yet another nail in the already closed coffin of the pro-lockdown narrative.
Over the past twelve months economic researchers, data analysts, medical professionals, and policy critics alike — as well as we journalists who’ve covered their findings — have all collectively reported ad nauseam the absolutely useless farce that was, and in many places still are, the use of stay at home orders and other lockdown policies as a means of combating Covid-19.
Just within this month alone, TFTP has covered two major findings regarding the study of the impact of lockdowns. On June fifth, an MIT scientist reported a data analysis of the economic impact of the lockdown — noting that whilst it played a key contributing role to the sharp rise of unemployment, it did not make a significant reduction in deaths.
And just days ago, on June 22, a Harvard University study reiterated the fact that while this policy did not save lives it simultaneously decimated the economy; while modern robber barons such as Zuckerberg, Gates, and Bezos saw their portfolios expand exponentially. This was yet another report that, much like the aforementioned, did not receive national headlines from the corporate media.
Now this most recent study from the NBER compounds these findings even further. After analyzing data from 44 countries and all 50 states, they have found that not only have these restrictions not saved lives, and greatly exacerbated the destruction of the working class — but have in fact resulted in an increase of excess mortality. At the end of the day, they cost more lives than they saved.
Among the findings for the study, the authors conclude —
- In every region the study observed, it found that the utilization of stay-at-home mandates resulted in either no change or increases in excess deaths.
- In every U.S. state, the study found either “no change in excess deaths, or in many U.S. states, spikes in excess deaths following the implementation of shelter-in-place policies.”
- Countries and states that had longer duration stay-at-home mandates were found to have had higher excess deaths.
- Countries or states that implemented stay-at-home mandates earlier did not have lower excess deaths than countries and states that were slower to put restrictions in place.
- States did not see decreases in excess deaths until 20 weeks after the lockdown policies were brought into effect.
- An exception was found in the countries Australia, Malta, and New Zealand, and the island of Hawaii where the shelter-in-place orders that were issued showed a slight decrease in excess deaths.
Unfortunately reports like this are becoming commonplace among those who “follow the science”, that is, those of us who actually do so rather than simply claiming to, only to then regurgitate whatever narrative is parroted by propagandists.
These consequences and much more have already been recounted by this author in a previous piece for The Free Thought Project. In January we covered a report from the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief demonstrating the impact of worldwide lockdowns and their far-reaching socio-economic ramifications.
Chiefly among them, the devastating nature in which these policies have been found to have undone the last 30 years of progress made against extreme poverty. More so, that hundreds of millions of people are now being pushed towards famine as a direct result of lockdowns.
Most shockingly of all, the pandemic projection models which were used as the justification for global lockdowns were found to be completely inaccurate and unreliable from the start. They were so flawed, the Imperial College professor who designed said projections was fired from his position for disregarding his own data and breaking restrictions.
These are just a few of the so-called unintended consequences to human health and life that came with shutting down the entire world on a whim. Not once did our pundits or politicians ever encourage strengthening the building blocks of basic health such as nutrition or exercise. They didn’t mandate an uptake in vitamins and nutrients, fresh air, sunlight, or fruits and vegetables, proper sleep, clean water, or extra cardiovascular conditioning.
None of the strategies that are actually capable of naturally strengthening the human immune system were mentioned. Instead, they went straight for the most absurd authoritarian measure — measures that, in many cases, actually obstruct those very same building blocks for a naturally healthy body.
The consequences were monstrous. In addition to the financial impacts, other costs of life are skyrocketing. It has now been thoroughly documented that lockdowns have lead to a drastic rise in all of the following —
- Drug use and subsequent overdose deaths are increasing at an alarming rate.
- Deaths by suicide are on the rise both nationally and internationally.
- More heartbreaking still, what is now being referred to as an epidemic of child suicide as the self-inflicted deaths of children are now on the rise.
- As well as causing a noticeable increase in both domestic violence and child abuse. Including sexual assault, the world over, as human rights groups have warned that human trafficking has surged during lockdowns.
All the while, the world’s poor and working-class are decimated as wealthy elitists and political predators capitalize upon the largest transfer of wealth and power in human history.
To be quite blunt, these policies should be regarded as a crime against humanity.
It goes well beyond a nauseating example of government malfeasance. Policymakers were rash, reactionary, and criminally negligent. Blood is on their hands and a lot of it. We should all be quite frank about it; the decisions of lawmakers to enact these policies is directly contributory to the deaths of countless people. They are culpable, and liability should most certainly be applicable.
Manslaughter is generally defined as the unintentional killing of another human being. So while democide may not fit the bill due to a seeming lack of intent behind these killings; what does one even call mass state-sponsored criminally negligent manslaughter? Is there even a word for it? If not someone ought to think of one quick because there are a lot of government officials that deserve to be charged with it.
It was never meant to save lives. It was a test of how obedient the slaves were. They were good slaves and so the NWO is moving ahead full steam with their plan to destroy us and impliment the finally. ALL of this is just part of the end plan for the great “reset”. You will own nothing and like it. Got to sterilize and kill off as many as possible and leave the rest begging the govt. to save them (at a huge cost). Pretty simple plan really, It’s what I would do if I were evil like them. On a good note… traffic will be a lot better and there won’t be idiots everywhere you go. I hope my neighbors at the cabin all got the vax!
Good to see others making the same observations I made many months ago. Masks are a good example, they do not have any efficacy in protecting against the covid virus, none. In fact, wearing masks on a daily basis is harmful to a normally healthy individual, both physiologically and psychologically. Masks are nothing more than an easily seen item to determine compliance of the masses to State edits/mandates, and serves as a device to create social pressure to comply, no matter how useless or irrational. It is both disturbing and distressing to see individuals who are suspicious of the whole covid thing, yet capitulate to all the mandates so as to not stand out.
However, as of today, in the US, 47% of the population is “fully vaccinated”, 55% received one dose (these are likely inflated numbers) and the vaccination rate is not steady as reported, but actually slowing.
Globally, also as of today, 2.96 billion have been “fully vaccinated”, with the highest rates being in the developed areas of the world.
I believe vaccination goals will not be achieved by present methods in the US, and more stringent methods will be developed but not fully deployed by the State. The good news is the word is out, resistance to the vaccine is hardening, it will be extremely difficult to coerce the remaining 165 million people to do something against their will.
One thing though, why would you wish a lethal vaccine on neighbors? Did they do something to you? And do you feel the same way that their children or grandchildren should be vaccinated too?
Yes, they are slimey little worms of people. They should NOT breed.
Hey Genius, that your neighbors and their children should die because they are slimy worms of people, is that a subjective or objective assessment?
That’s not what I said. I said they should not breed. Did you put those words in my mouth on purpose or accident?
Gold up .22% (point 22%) Silver up over 46% in the last year. I told ya so. Just had to mention that fact. You should listen to Genius more often lol.
The best use for your precious is to put a roll of silver quarters in a sock and smack a central banker upside the head.
Everything the leftists do fails just like their socialism does.
According to a poll by NPR, 41% of republicans refuse the “vaccine” where only 4% of democrats refuse it. That means the Marxist cabal will be left with mostly republicans who survive to put them on trial and convict them for Crimes against Humanity.
BUT remember the left is in power and until they are removed we are at their mercy of which they have “none”. They are ruthless and will do anything to stay in power. Unless the opposition is willing to cross that line they will stay in power and we are screwed! YUP! they need to be replaced!
Unless information like this goes mainstream on the MSM it is really of meaninglessly little importance.
Most people still get all of their general information from the MSM coverage and they rarely get exposed to anything of significance presented or discussed outside of it.
That’s just the way it is.
Use of a couple of sensitive, medical terms has just caused my browser to crash, several times in a row.