Lockdowns in response to COVID-19

Stringency Index Is Not Associated With COVID-19 Death Rate Across U.S. States, but IS Associated With Higher Unemployment July 5, 2021.

CDC data shows that most "excess deaths" were due to LOCKDOWN, not "the virus".  A Critical Review of CDC USA Data on Covid-­19: PCR/Antigen Tests & Cases Reveal Herd Immunity Only, &  Do Not Warrant Public Hysteria or Lockdowns. James DeMeo, PhD*
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/348550612  May 11, 2021

Covid Deaths in Lockdown versus Non-Lockdown US States
Covid Deaths in Lockdown versus Non-Lockdown US States
source: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/348550612

Fauci's Doubletalk on Treatment, Lockdowns, Masks, Immunity, & More. June 4, 2021. Rumble Laura Ingraham's "Medicine Cabinet," featuring Peter McCullough, MD, MPH; Harvey Risch, MD, PhD; & Jay Bhattacharya, MD, PhD, discuss what Tony Fauci got wrong on a myriad of COVID related policies... and the disastrous results.

[Exclusive Documentary] DeSantis: Florida vs. Lockdowns. May 31, 2021.  What compelled Governor Ron DeSantis to re-open his state months before other governors? How did he balance saving lives from the virus and preserving constitutional liberties? And what does he believe is truly at stake?

May 17, 2021 COVID-19 School Closures: Long-run Macroeconomic effects

Play this Game: Pin the Mask Mandate on the Country  May 21, 2021. Also can play:

Lockdowns Didn’t Stop Covid. A new study finds more virus spread inside homes than work places. May 9, 2021.

Using Pennies to Demonstrate the Insanity of Shutting Down the World May 7, 2021

Interview with PANDA.org founder May 4, 2021 Pandemic Data and Analysis

Geography, Not Lockdowns, Explains the Global Pattern of Excess Mortality. May 3, 2021.

Ex-FDA chief Scott Gottlieb says travel bans on India, China and the UK ‘don’t make sense’” – “There’s plenty of virus here already,” Gottlieb told the CBS show Face the Nation according to the Daily Mail. “If the goal is to try to prevent introduction of that new variant, B.1.617 that’s circulating in India, I assure you it’s here already”

Are Lockdowns Effective? Ten published peer-reviewed medical papers discussed” – A new video from the Sceptic Nurse YouTube channel looking at 10 scientific and medical papers that cast doubt on the effectiveness of lockdowns

The harsh reality of lockdowns and Monopoly: An overview of the Great Reset – Follow the Money – Forbidden Knowledge TV scroll down to see the  Monopoly: An overview of the Great Reset – Follow the Money. April 15, 2021

April 23, 2021 still no reduced COVID benefit to Lockdowns
April 23, 2021 still no reduced COVID benefit to Lockdowns

Michigan remains a lockdown state. TX ended its lockdowns.

Michigan, locked down, versus Texas, with no lockdowns
Michigan (in purple), locked down, versus Texas (green line), with no lockdowns

Where We Are Now in School Reopenings April 19, 2021

Sweden’s Professor Johan Giesecke: “I Think I Got Most Things Right, Actually” April 17, 2021. On the ranking of excess mortality, Sweden is somewhere in the middle or below the middle of European countries... Look at the good things with the Swedish system…. One is the schools: we are not destroying the future for classes of children. Another is that Sweden kept to its international agreements — for example in the EU you are not supposed to close your borders with other countries, but that has happened in several countries in Europe. We have made it possible for small businesses like cafes or bicycle shops to survive the pandemic. We have kept democracy. We have trusted people. I think there are a number of benefits from not having a severe lockdown and more of them will come as we do research on this in the future.

COVID death rates of Lockdown vs. Non-lockdown US states
COVID death rates of winter lockdown vs. non-lockdown US states

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis: Lockdowns Were a Huge Mistake. April 17, 2021. Despite dire predictions about the pandemic in Florida, DeSantis has been vindicated. On April 1st, Florida ranked 27th among all states in deaths per capita from the CCP virus, commonly known as COVID-19. The ranking’s significance is amplified because the Sunshine State’s population is the sixth oldest in the United States by median age.

Continued lockdowns are a ticking time bomb that will cause a global health crisis in the near future. April 14, 2021. A climate of fear also helps with the vaccine rollout and persuading the public into accepting rushed, potentially dangerous vaccines so that life can “go back to normal” and people can have the life-saving surgeries they are otherwise being denied.

Lockdown Protests Flare Up Around the World. April 9, 2021.

Chile Is No Reason Not to Lift Lockdown. April 9, 2021.

One Of The Lockdowns’ Greatest Casualties Could Be Science. Politicians, journalists, and scientists have transferred the disease burden onto the working class. They’ve also dangerously undermined scientific inquiry. By The Federalist. March 18, 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns have not only been devastating for society, they have had a chilling effect on the scientific community. For science to thrive, opposing ideas must be openly and vigorously discussed, supported, or countered based on scientific merit. Instead, some politicians, journalists, and (alas) scientists have engaged in vicious slander of dissident scientists, spreading damaging conspiracy theories, even with open calls for censorship in place of debate.... What these scientists have in common is that they have been proved right. With so many COVID-19 deaths, it should now be obvious to everyone that lockdown strategies have failed to protect the old.... While anyone can get infected, there is more than a thousand-fold difference in the risk of death between the old and the young. The failure to properly exploit this fact about the virus has led to many unnecessary deaths and the biggest public health fiasco in history.

Video Presentation: Summary of Lies about COVID by Pandemic Data and Analysis (PANDA). March 2021.

The WHO Confirms that the Covid-19 PCR Test is Flawed: Estimates of “Positive Cases” are Meaningless. The Lockdown Has No Scientific Basis. By Prof Michel Chossudovsky. Global Research, March 26, 2021

Why Lockdowns Don’t Work: Less Than Half of People With Symptoms Self-Isolate, Major Survey Shows. March 2021. Lockdowns don’t prevent spread in hospitals, care homes and private homes, where much of the transmission happens, especially that which leads to serious disease. And partly it’s because people who are infectious and symptomatic fail to self-isolate, perhaps because they cannot, or cannot afford to, or because they think it’s just a cold... It’s not because asymptomatic infection is a major driver of transmission. Despite this claim being much repeated, including by public health authorities, the evidence is that (as with other similar viruses) asymptomatic infection is barely infectious and contributes very little to the spread of the coronavirus.

Video: Canadian Doctors Speak Out  LibertyCoalitionCanada Published March 8, 2021

World facing unprecedented threat of food shortages, UN agency warns. March 2021. The United Nations warned earlier that more than a billion people could be driven into extreme poverty by 2030, due to the severe long-term impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Israeli holocaust survivor Vera Sharav and Dr. Reiner Fuellmich (German lawyer) - Global Genocide. March 2021.  "Anyone who questions vaccines is muzzled and questioned by the media."... "Why the secrecy?" ... "Government should not be interfering with our medical choices... That started with the Nazis."

Great Barrington Declaration Scientists with Gov. DeSantis in Florida. AIER Staff   March 18, 2021

Dr. Atlas: ... when we look at that, the actual results, the facts of having an open state, which was Florida versus these other states we see when you look at things like excess mortality rate, which is the number of deaths over what you would have expected that year and you take it during the pandemic, it turns out Florida beat 70% of the states. These other states did severe lockdown. So when you look at Florida compared to California, like to point out California did 50% worse than Florida because of its severe lockdowns... And in the end, vis-a-vis the schools, our country, more than any other country, frankly, was willing to sacrifice its children out of fear... there’s no scientific rationale or logic to have children wear masks in schools... the World Health Organization said specifically, it’s bad to wear a mask during exercise, yet where I’m from in California, the gyms that are open, they require you to wear a mask during exercise. It’s not just unnecessary, it’s harmful. ... there was a complete rejection of decades of fundamental knowledge about biology and immunology here.... from the Singapore data, that SARS-1 blood had still had a robust T-cell response, a robust immunologic response to this virus. .., this is basic first year medical school T-cell protection. Yet, if you said that you were pilloried.

Dr. Martin Kulldorff: COVID, while anybody can be infected, there’s more than 1000 fold difference in mortality risk between the oldest and the youngest... So we should have utilized that feature of COVID to protect the old with focused protection while letting younger people live normal life to avoid all the collateral public health damage from lockdown, which are enormous...

... in Sweden during the spring during the height of the pandemic, the schools were open. Out of 1.8 million children ages one to 15, who were all in school or daycare, there exactly zero deaths among children. The teachers had lower risks than the average from other professions. I mean, if a child is sick, has a runny nose or cough or fever, that’s good for them to stay home. But in Sweden, there was no social distancing in the schools and there was no masks in the schools. Despite that, it was perfectly safe for both children and the teachers... Children should not wear face masks. No. They don’t need it for their own protection and they don’t need it for protecting other people either.

Dr. Battacharya:  I mean, how do you teach a child to read with face mask on Zoom? I think children develop by watching other people and I think it’s developmentally inappropriate and it just doesn’t help on the Z spread. I think it’s absolutely not the right thing to do... I think the masks not only have not been effective, but have been harmful... the scientific literature that shows definitively that if you’ve had COVID and recovered, the vast, vast majority of people have a durable immunity that it’s very unlikely that you’ll be reinfected and you’ll be protected from, from reinfection. Even if you do get reinfected at some later time, it’s very likely to be less severe than the first time.

Dr. Gupta: ... given that I would recommend most non-immune persons that they shouldn’t wear masks or engage in social distancing, you can imagine what my answer would be to people who know that they are immune. But what’s really interesting is why people clung to this notion that there might not be durable, natural immunity ... coronaviruses, to which we knew from the studies that had already been done, that you do get immunity in a very similar manner; you make antibodies to the spike, you make T-cell responses, and that those do protect you, particularly from severe disease and death, forever. They don’t protect against reinfection, but they protect you against severe disease and death.

Lockdown proponents assumed the worst when they had no evidence. A review last week concluded that lockdowns 'must never be repeated' as they 'serve no useful purpose'. By Jonathan Sumption 22 March 2021. He also states that the rollout of the Pfizer vaccine coincided with a large number of deaths and this may not have been a coincidence.

Do Lockdowns Make a Difference in a Pandemic? March 20, 2021

The 2020 Recession: Blame Lockdowns, Not the Virus The American Institute for Economic Research. March 2021.

Essential and Non-Essential: Never Again. ByJack Nicastro March 2021

AP News Admits Lockdowns Don't Reduce Covid Infections or Deaths  Virus tolls similar despite governors’ contrasting actions March 13, 2021

Of Asymmetric Risk and the Ethics of Coercion. Individuals should be free to make their own decisions. BY Alex Starling March 2021

UK: Here’s the Evidence Lockdowns Do More Harm Than Good. March 2021. By Will Jones

COVID-19: an overview of the evidence  March 2021. The data is in: lockdowns serve no useful purpose and cause catastrophic societal and economic harms. Read the full report here.

The Lockdowns Weren’t Worth It Wall Street Journal reported March 2021. [great report of EU and US data with many charts]

Direct and indirect effectsof the COVID-19 pandemic and response in South Asia March 2021. UNICEF. According to LockdownSceptics' writer Will Jones,  this report "estimates that the disruption in healthcare services caused by Government responses to COVID-19 in Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka (home to some 1.8 billion people) may have led to 239,000 maternal and child deaths... This compares to around 186,000 deaths “with COVID-19”, meaning the lockdowns are estimated to have killed considerably more than the virus. Furthermore, 228,000 is the estimated lockdown death toll just of children under five, almost none of whom would have been at any risk from the virus."

The Case against Lockdowns March 2021.

Sweden Versus the EU. Same Covid Death Pattern
Sweden, No lockdown Versus the EU with lockdowns. Same Covid Death Pattern

Household Transmission of SARS-CoV-2A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. December 14, 2020. Zachary J. Madewell, PhD1; Yang Yang, PhD1; Ira M. Longini Jr, PhD1; et al The findings of this study suggest that given that individuals with suspected or confirmed infections are being referred to isolate at home, households will continue to be a significant venue for transmission of SARS-CoV-2.

When Will Government Reject the Failed Lockdown Models? March 2021

Closing schools is not evidence based and harms children British Medical Journal 2021; 372 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n521 (February 2021) BMJ 2021;372:n521

Schools not driving Covid and keeping them closed is damaging children, reports show.  February 2021. UK Government expected to announce that schools will reopen on March 8, but Boris Johnson suggests return could be staggered

As many have died from the restrictions as corona February 2021.  Approximately 2.5 million people have died of covid-19 in the world - the same number is estimated to have died of malnutrition and disease as a result of the restrictions.

American Institute for Economic Research. March 2021. Lockdowns Wrecked Democracy around the World... unlimited sacrifices merely by invoking dubious statistical extrapolations of future perils. In October, Freedom House issued a report, Democracy under Lockdown – The Impact of COVID-19 on Global Freedom, which warned that since the pandemic started, “the condition of democracy and human rights has worsened in 80 countries.” Sarah Repucci, co-author of the report, warned that “governments’ responses to the pandemic are eroding the pillars of democracy around the world.” Abuses of power have been propelled by a presumption that government officials are entitled to all the power they claim to need to keep people safe.

Ex-Clinton adviser Naomi Wolf warns US becoming 'totalitarian state before our eyes' under Biden Author tells 'Tucker Carlson Tonight' Americans must wake up before it is 'too dangerous to fight back'. February 2021.

Cambridge Debate: Was Lockdown a Mistake?

US States Lockdown Vs. NoLockdown Total Covid Death Rate
US states without lockdowns have overall average
1475 per million COVID death rate.
US states with lockdowns have overall average
1558 per million COVID death rate.

New Study Confirms Lockdowns Don’t Reduce Covid Deaths. Published last week in Scientific Reports in Nature, the study looks at whether the extent to which people stayed at home (measured using Google mobility data) is associated with Covid mortality in different countries. March 2021.

Jay Bhattacharya, Stanford Doctor, Calls Lockdowns the 'Biggest Public Health Mistake We've Ever Made' March 2021. Newsweek.  As of Monday, the Great Barrington Declaration has received signatures from over 13,000 medical and public health scientists, more than 41,000 medical practitioners and at least 754,399 "concerned citizens."

UK data suggests many non-COVID deaths occurring at home, with lockdowns preventing access to healthcare.  Mar 2021. From March 7, 2020 to February 26, 2021, a total of 50,810 excess deaths at home were recorded. 7,056 of those were reported to be due to COVID, leaving 43,754 deaths occurring at home which were “excess” or above the five-year average.

BOMBSHELL: Stats Canada claims lockdowns, not COVID-19, are now driving ‘excess deaths’. Doctors, academics, and health scientists have been warning for months that using lockdowns as a cure for COVID-19 will be far worse than the disease. March 2021

Governor Abbott Lifts Mask Mandate, Opens Texas 100 Percent  March 2, 2021

Abandon ship! Governors scramble to end lockdowns, mask mandates. 16 states are now following the science. March 2021

Why I Believe that Covid Derangement Syndrome Is Real Donald J. Boudreaux  February 23, 2021

HELPING AMERICA SOAR AGAIN: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DOMESTIC AIR TRAVEL. An AFLDS Issue Brief for Citizens, Policymakers and Physicians February 2021Air travel contributes to the economic lifeblood of the United States. According to the US Travel Association trade group, direct spending by resident and international travelers here averaged $3.1 BILLION A DAY in 2019. Without the revenue stream generated by air travel, American taxpayers would each pay nearly $1,400 more in taxes every year. Reviving the travel and leisure industries therefore is a top priority for policymakers.

Great informative video with charts, stats, comparisons:  Sweden is a success story and the rest of the world should emulate it. March 2021.

I Think I’m In An Abusive Relationship – With the Government! March 2021.  by Ashton Warhurst

Lockdowns Have Depleted Capital in All Forms Jeffrey A. Tucker  February 2021

Covid Cases, like Political Careers, are Dropping Like Rocks  February 2021

Pandemic Time Series Data and Analytics Reveals COVID deaths Plus Increased Deaths in England following Lockdowns and COVID Vaccination Data from the UK Office of National StatisticsJoel Smalley (MBA, Quantitative Analyst) unpacks the mortality during the Pandemic in England and explores what impact Covid-19 has had upon overall mortality amongst other key factors that must be considered in evaluating the impact of the Pandemic. Joel Smalley is an experienced quantitative analyst who is also a member of HART, a group of UK doctors, scientists, economists, psychologists and other academic experts, and PANDA - Pandemic Data & Analytics, where both organisations independetly seek to widen the debate in order to formulate an exit strategy that benefits everyone in society.

The 2020 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d’État and the “Great Reset” Global Research E-Book, Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) By Prof Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, February 01, 2021

Coronavirus Restrictions and Mask Mandates for All 50 States.  By The New York Times

Federal judge rules eviction moratorium is unconstitutional. By Konstantin Toropin and Paul LeBlanc, CNN.  A federal judge in Texas on Thursday ruled that the federal moratorium on evictions is unconstitutional, according to court documents.

Canadian nun protests lockdowns, cites spiritual, mental, and physical harm

States with the fewest restrictions. January 2021.

Covid: The Illusion of Control December 2020. Swiss Policy Research

New CDC Numbers Show Lockdown Was a Disaster. August 9, 2020

Corona False Alarm We Need a Radically Different Approach to the Pandemic and Our Economy as a Whole. An interview with Katherine Yih  Martin Kulldorff

Lockdowns Do Not Control the Coronavirus: Peer Reviewed Reports

No increase in COVID-19 deaths so far when countries end lockdowns.   Use z-scores above to compare European countries. Many countries (e.g. Greece, Hungary, Germany) had no excess deaths (like a normal or mild flu season).

France REJECTS a third lockdown, saying 'economic, social and human' cost cannot be justified - but it has infection rate similar to UK - and still rising

What are the harms of lockdown? By Sebastian Rushworth M.D. Health and medical information grounded in science. December 2020

COVID-19 and the Political Economy of Mass Hysteria by Philipp Bagus, José Antonio Peña-Ramos, Antonio Sánchez-Bayón December 2020

Italian restaurants hold mass 'reopening' in protest at lockdown

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/italy-restaurants-coronavirus-protest-Risorgiamo-Italia/

BEING FINED $1K/DAILY! OWNER OF PRIME FITNESS GYM, DAVE BLONDIN SPEAKS OUT! THE RONLINE REPORT

Weimar Court: Germany’s Lockdown Restrictions Are Unconstitutional

Ontario lockdown ‘not supported by strong science,’ says former Chief Medical Officer of Health – A Canadian public health panjandrum speaks truth to power

Switzerland to Hold Referendum on Covid-19 Lockdown The vote, which could be held as soon as June, tests government’s legal powers and is latest example of Switzerland’s direct democracy

James Corbett’s conversation with Dolores Cahill, PhD. Speaks re. fearmongering to push agendas, curtailed freedom of speech, bodily integrity, right to informed consent, is forming a World Freedom Alliance, to allow free travel without illegal coercion. 40% of the fleet of the world’s airlines are grounded and they could lease or buy these unused airlines…. Tanzania, Brazil, Sweden, South Dakota,… never had lockdowns.

3 Eminent Epidemiologists Explain Why They Strongly Oppose the Lockdowns January 2021. Censorship of information by Big Tech, all of whom have strong connections to Department of Defense agencies and big politics, is at an all time high... Not only has a sitting president had his social media accounts completely wiped out, but thousands of doctors, scientists, journalists and people have had the same thing happen to them... Regardless of your views and what you believe, whether you are “left” or “right”, this is quite concerning.... This type of censorship comes under the guise of good will, claiming that freedom of speech is causing harm, but this, in many cases, simply isn’t true... We’ve see academic thought, opinion, evidence and research removed from social media, especially when it comes to Covid... Any information that opposes the narrative that’s constantly beamed out by mainstream media or government health authorities seems to come under a watchful eye.

Republicans seek to impeach Michigan Gov. Whitmer over draconian new lockdown  November 2020 The Democrat's new restrictions target Thanksgiving gatherings.

Lockdowns Do Not Control the Coronavirus: The Evidence AIER Staff  – December 19, 2020

Lockdowns Don't Work

Why Lockdown Cannot be the Preferred Response to Coronavirus - The View of a Frontline GP  January 2021

https://forums.lockdownsceptics.org/viewtopic.php?p=8608#p8608

1000s Denounce COVID Lockdown In Amsterdam As Chaos Unfolds At "Unauthorized" Gathering BY TYLER DURDEN January 2021. Multiple anti-lockdown demonstrations were observed in Europe over the weekend. The largest one was seen in the Austrian capital, Vienna, Saturday, where at least 10,000 people marched against new coronavirus restrictions. Then thousands more were seen in Amsterdam, the Netherlands' capital, denouncing new restrictive measures against their freedoms imposed by the government. 

Scottish church leaders urge SNP to re-open churches after launching pre-action letter January 2021    

“I Am Open”: 50,000 Italian Restaurant Owners Plan to Ignore Lockdown Huge act of civil disobedience plans to conduct business as usual inspite of “anti-Covid” measures

Postcard From Luxembourg January 2021. Yes, here in Luxembourg the shops will all be opened, the children back at school following a slightly extended Christmas holiday and we will even be able to go to the cinema and the swimming pool.

How Belarus Exposes the Lockdown Lie by Rachel Allen December 2020

Catastrophe Is All Around Us – By Jeffrey A. Tucker at AIER in which he observes that life in Florida, Georgia, South Dakota and South Carolina goes on with scarcely a thought anymore about the virus, yet in other parts of America draconian lockdowns continue, and not with better outcomes.

Wetherspoon calls on politicians and the public to reconsider the evidence regarding lockdowns December 2020

Welcome to Collateral Global A global repository for research into the collateral effects of the COVID-19 lockdown measures

The Great Barringham Declaration With over three quarters of a million signatures. https://gbdeclaration.org/frequently-asked-questions/

Stanford University Doctor speaks out, says ‘you are mistaken’ if you believe COVID-19 lockdowns increase safety By PoliZette Staff  May 2020

Stanford professor's anti-lockdown movement faces fierce resistance. 3 epidemiologists: Let the young and healthy be infected so 'herd immunity' can be reached Mike Moffitt, SFGATE. October 2020

Published Papers and Data on Lockdown Weak Efficacy – and Lockdown Huge Harms Lockdowns cost net suffering and lives – by a huge margin. Here we gather together the evidence.

Delta Latest Travel Requirements & Restrictions Map

Is there Asymptomatic Spread of COVID-19?

 

A Few of the Many Legal or Organizational Challenges to Lockdowns

Supreme Court Rules Against Calif., Doubles Down On Religious Rights Amid Pandemic. February 6, 202111:

Video: Protection from Pandemic or Mass Imprisonment?: Censored Ohio Lawyer TOM RENZ Seeks Answers and Freedom: As the victim-count of COVID emergency measures continues to grow, Renz talks about his intensifying legal fight for evidence that the measures were warranted. "The science has been done wrong." Affiliated with Ohio Stands Up

Illinois: Governor Pritzker to SCOTUS: No intention to reimpose COVID restrictions on churches, constitutional challenge now moot. By Jonathan Bilyk | Feb 17, 2021

Illinois: Springfield judge orders Pritzker administration to produce evidence justifying COVID restaurant shutdowns. By Jonathan Bilyk | Feb 26, 2021

New Mexico Stands Up

Ohio Stands Up

Stand Up Massachusetts!

Make Americans Free Again

Cape Cod, Massachusetts For Ending Medical Mandates