COVID-19: Lockdowns have killed millions
The unintended consequences of a well-intentioned health measure
Swedish physician, Dr Sebastian Rushworth wrote:
"And while almost all the people who have died of covid have died in rich countries and been old, the vast majority of people who have died of lockdown have died in poor countries and been young. This means that the number of years of life lost to lockdown is many times greater than the number of years of life lost to covid-19."
"These unintended consequences of the efforts to fight covid have caused the rate of childhood deaths to increase in 2020 for the first time in decades."
"Lockdowns are inherently racist and elitist, with unclear benefits but proven harms. We all need to stand up and tell our governments that we don’t support what they are doing, and we will not vote for any politician or party promoting continued lockdowns and restrictions as a solution to covid-19, unless they can clearly show that that benefit to society as a whole is greater than the harm."
Read all of what he wrote here (it is a brief article):
I was writing about this topic of the unintended consequences of lockdowns for New Zealand, then my friend, Dr Rushworth came along with his article which sums things up nicely!
I realise this is an unpleasant topic to be talking about, but war is never pleasant and, let's face it, we are at war and innocent lives are being lost.
The approach being taken worldwide, other than a few places like Sweden, to combating this virus reminds me of the indiscriminate sledgehammer B52 bombing raids employed during the Vietnam war to destroy the enemy within that could not seen. This horrible war (aren't they all!) was dragging to a painful and miserable ending when I was a young student. By the way, isn't it interesting, today, how politicians and their supporters are using warlike propaganda to rally their troops and civilians to sacrifice themselves, their families and their livelihoods to fight this "tricky" virus?
Today, the enemy within is an unseen and constantly mutating virus. World War Three, the Endless War is upon us. The poor are its victims, they are war's cannon-fodder while the privileged profit. Such is war!
The unintended consequences of well-intentioned measures. Modern medicine/healthcare is littered with examples.
The treatment was a success, however, the patient died
Destroying the village in order to save it
What's the difference? Lest we forget what has happened during my lifetime.
Viruses and other pathogens are everywhere. We can not get rid of them all. We will destroy ourselves trying. We must put an end to this insanity and learn to coexist. This what we learn from the study of history and the study of medicine.
My next article will be about how we make the peace and learn to coexist with this virus. All viruses are "tricky", by the way!
Thank you, Dr Rushworth, and others, for your tireless efforts to bring not just the science to bear on this topic and others, but also common-sense.