When all is said and done, most Americans alive today are likely to never again trust the media, Democrats, or bureaucrats within the federal health system because they are going to realize that all three institutions have lied repeatedly about the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Sunday, we reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly revised downward (and by a lot) the number of Americans who have only died from the virus.
For some reason – and for the first time in our history – the CDC early on instructed healthcare providers and states to count everyone who died from any cause, but who also tested positive for the virus, as a coronavirus death.
Never mind if the patient had a heart attack, stroke, or complications from diabetes: If they tested positive for the virus, they died from the virus.
That explains why our national infection rate of just over 6 million seems out of sorts with the ‘official death toll’ which stands, as of this writing, at more than 187,000.
Turns out that, according to CDC data, only 6 percent of people on that official death toll list died solely of COVID-19. Six percent.
Now we learn, thanks to a study commissioned by Revolver News, that the coronavirus lockdowns were 10 times more deadly than the virus itself.
Up until this point there had been no simple, rigorous analysis that accurately and definitively conveys the true costs of the COVID-19 lockdowns. Accordingly, Revolver News set out to commission a study to do precisely that: to finally quantify the net damage of the lockdowns in terms of a metric known as “life-years.” Simply put, we have drawn upon existing economic studies on the health effects of unemployment to calculate an estimate of how many years of life will have been lost due to the lockdowns in the United States, and have weighed this against an estimate of how many years of life will have been saved by the lockdowns. The results are nothing short of staggering, and suggest that the lockdowns will end up costing Americans over 10 times as many years of life as they will save from the virus itself.
The COVID-19 lockdown measures that Americans have had to endure for the greater part of 2020 represent one of the most dramatic, consequential, and damaging policy measures undertaken in this nation’s history. For the first time in its history, America has experienced a situation so crippling and perilous that long term financial and social stability have been legitimately threatened.
Now you know why the path Swedish officials took – to adopt some distancing and other mild mitigation methods but to not rely on masks or lockdowns of schools and businesses – was so more superior. Sweden understood what the rest of the world refused to see: That locking down healthy people over a virus that never lived up (down?) to the fear porn hype was just plain dumb.
And oh-so-damaging, long-term, as the Revolver News analysis shows.
Here’s another stinging zinger: While the American mainstream media continues its breathless reporting of the new ‘coronavirus milestone’: The 2019-20 flu season resulted in 39 million to 56 million illnesses and 24,000 to 62,000 deaths.
Meanwhile, that brain-addled bigot, Joe Biden, will shut the country down again if he wins in November.