For those of you to whom government has become God, you might want to reconsider. Recent stories about the way public health authorities mishandled the COVID pandemic should make any sane person lose their government religion.
Public health authorities failed to anticipate the negative consequences of the lockdowns. Latest case in point: Strict lockdowns in the U.K. caused serious developmental problems in children, putting them five months behind academically and rendering the younger ones not ready for school. Some couldn’t even say their own name. In the U.S., the CDC lowered early development speech standards to hide the damage the lockdowns caused. In stark contrast, there was no learning loss in primary school students in Sweden where schools stayed open during the pandemic.
The lockdowns in the U.S. also weakened kids’ immune systems. Increased numbers are now showing up in children’s hospitals with multiple flu and respiratory infections, which is not normal and is directly attributable to the lockdowns preventing exposure to common viruses in the ordinary course of things.
The lockdowns also caused more alcohol-related deaths than would otherwise have occurred, as people drank more to deal with the stress of the lockdowns.
Despite a billion-dollar government propaganda campaign, it is now apparent COVID vaccines are not nearly as effective as the government would have you believe. A recent report from the U.K. showed that nine out of ten COVID deaths were among the vaccinated. Back in the U.S., the protection for children ages 5 to 11 receiving lower doses of Pfizer’s vaccine fell off rapidly, from 68 percent effectiveness to just 12 percent, a study showed. Moreover, vaccinated 5-to-11 year-olds have a greater chance of getting infected with COVID than the unvaxxed after just one month. Boosters are also showing what’s called ‘negative effectiveness’: People getting a booster shot are testing positive for COVID more often than those without a booster.
Public health officials continue revising the number of COVID death downwards, now admitting they overstated the numbers for a long time. The CDC reduced the number of pediatric COVID deaths 24 percent when it fixed a ‘coding logic error’. Whatever that means, it means they were wrong but quite content to scare the bejesus out of everybody – just like health officials in Massachusetts who had adopted a broad definition of COVID death, only recently deciding they needed a “truer picture” of COVID mortality. The death count went down by 3,700 after they narrowed the definition, no longer counting positive COVID tests within 31 to 60 days of death as a true COVID death.
The CDC finally gave up on COVID contact tracing, taking an overly long time to realize it was futile for an infectious respiratory illness that would eventually reach most of the population.
Finally, a group of scientists and scholars issued a statement blasting the government for promoting falsehoods about COVID and acting on shoddy research. The government’s role in all this “shattered the public’s trust in science and public health,” which will “take decades to repair,” they said.
Moral of the Story: the next time you’re tempted to put your faith in government, don’t. You’re better off thinking for yourself.
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