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So many reports are pointing to the damage caused by government actions during the pandemic.  I can’t possible discuss all the news. Here are a few articles for your consideration

  • Lack of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of malaria in sub-Sahara Africa has caused the death of 47,000 more people than would have died otherwise. Government actions are killing people.
  • Governor of New York orders elective surgeries be halted because hospitals may become overloaded. This will kill people from lack of treatment.
  • A medical doctor indicates we will deal with increasing Covid infection rates by repeating the steps that didn’t work before.

Foundation for Economic Education – 12/6/21 – 47,000 More People Died of This Disease in 2020 Due to Lockdowns, World Health Organization Reports The concept of “excess deaths” is something we all need to become familiar with. This is the idea of some event or circumstance killing more people than would otherwise have died without that circumstance having taken place.

It will take five or 10 years to identify all of the excess deaths which were directly or indirectly caused by government actions to shut down the economy in 2020.

The current data point is 47,000 people dying because of malaria who would have otherwise lived apart from the government lockdowns across the world.

47,000.

The World Health Organization has reported the number of excess deaths: More malaria cases and deaths in 2020 linked to Covid-19 disruptions.  Their study found there were 241 million malaria cases and 627,000 malaria deaths in 2020. This represents an increase of 14 million cases and 69,000 deaths.

The WHO study attributes 47,000, or about two thirds of the increased death tally, to disruption of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment efforts.

Malaria is most predominant in sub-Sahara Africa. This means the 47,000 people who didn’t have to die are concentrated in the southern part of Africa. That means predominantly black people.

Good job government officials.

You are killing off black people in Africa.

New York Post – 11/26/21 – Gov. Kathy Hochul orders halt on elective surgery amid COVID spike, Omicron Governor issued an executive dictat that bans elective surgery in the state for any hospital that does not have at least 10% bed capacity. Claimed reason is an expectation that Covid case loads will eventually rise based on the expectation the omicron variant will arrive and expectation it will increase infections.

The fully expected, we’ve-already-been-there, anyone-can-see-it-if-they-want, unintended consequence will be an increase in suffering because people can’t get treatment and more seriously an increase in death count due to delay of life continuing surgery.

More people will die as a result of this decision. Those people who will die don’t have to.

American Thinker – 11/29/21 – When All Else Fails, Bring Out the Masks In the United States 80% of the 12 and over population has had at least one dose of the vaccine. In spite of that, Covid infection cases are going up. I noticed that in the national and state statistics before the Omicron variant was discovered.

Gibraltar has an average of more than two doses of vaccination per person yet the government is canceling Christmas because Covid cases are rising so fast. Next door in Portugal, they have one of the highest rates of vaccination yet the surge in Covid infections has led the government to reimpose restrictions.

Here in the states, Vermont has one of the highest vaccination rates yet they simultaneously have one of the highest infection rates at the moment.

So what are going to do? Mask up!

In a comment I have read elsewhere, the medical doctor who wrote this article says the Covid bug measures somewhere in the range of 50 nm to 140 nm. The the pores in the standard surgical mask measure between 300 nm and 10,000 nm.  A nanometer is one billionth of a meter. A sheet of paper is 100,000 nm thick.

What to conclude from the high estimate of 140 nm for size of the bug and 300 nm as the smalles pore in a mask? Those little critters have no trouble getting through a mask.

Travel bans, lockdowns, and masks did not stop Covid and multiple reports indicate at best they have delayed Covid infections, not reduce them.

What shall we do about the rising infection rates? Author says we will do again what didn’t work before.

Sounds like a great plan. Let’s do it.


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