Ricochet is the best place on the internet to discuss the issues of the day, either through commenting on posts or writing your own for our active and dynamic community in a fully moderated environment. In addition, the Ricochet Audio Network offers over 50 original podcasts with new episodes released every day.
A recent report from the British government has found that deaths in hospitals and care homes are now running below the five-year average despite the surge in COVID “cases.” However, deaths in private homes are up 30% and most of that is not COVID related.
Is this is the first clear indication of what many have predicted for some time: the policies to combat COVID-19 have created circumstances and conditions that will ultimately kill more people outright and reduce more net life-years than did COVID-19? Delayed medical treatments, isolation, fear, job loss, stress, increased substance abuse, and depression were predictable consequences of an extended disruption.
Mentally disturbed people continue to blame Trump for every COVID death in the USA. Sane people with arithmetic skills now know that nothing that any national or US state government has attempted has made much of a difference in halting the spread of the virus. However, the cause and effect link between lockdowns/shutdowns/closings and a large array of adverse outcomes is going to be far easier to demonstrate for a long time.
We are told we have been merely following: The Science while the actual scientific practice of examining empirical data is screaming out the truth that we have made incredibly, unconscionably bad policy choices that will cost us far more lives than any we allegedly saved.
In some states, the average age of a COVID-related fatality victim is higher than the average expected lifespan age. Instead of circling the PPE wagons around the elderly and vulnerable while otherwise living normally, we decided instead to cause widespread business failures, educational disruption, economic loss in the trillions, along with large-scale unemployment all while wearing non-functional masks. This was our response to COVID and we called it “science.”Published in