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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Lockdowns don't stop the virus

 They don't do shit except destroy the economy, cause people to spiral into depression, and ruin lives.  But then again, that might be the Democrat's goal.

There was scant danger from the schools that remained open. The parents at those schools were 15 percent more likely to test positive for the virus than the parents whose children stayed home, but they were no more likely to be treated or hospitalized for Covid. The classroom teachers were twice as likely as the online teachers to test positive, but their infection rate was nonetheless lower than the rate among parents at either type of school. Just 0.2 percent of the classroom teachers were hospitalized for Covid, lower than the rate among parents. The Swedish researchers suggest additional protections for classroom teachers, like encouraging them to start wearing masks or allowing the older, more vulnerable ones to teach online. But after calculating that a closure of all the junior high schools would have reduced the Swedish national rate of Covid infection by a mere 1 percent, the economists conclude that closing schools is “not a particularly effective way” to stop the spread of the virus.

Stop the lockdowns.   Stop the mask mandates.  It's all bullshit.

UPDATE:  Extreme quarantines do not stop the virus.  Because it's a virus.

The study is important because of the social structure of control here. It’s one thing to observe no effects from national lockdowns. There are countless variables here that could be invoked as cautionary notes: demographics, population density, preexisting immunities, degree of compliance, and so on. But with this Marine study, you have a near homogeneous group based on age, health, and densities of living. And even here, you see confirmed what so many other studies have shown: lockdowns are pointlessly destructive. They do not manage the disease. They crush human liberty and produce astonishing costs, such as 5.53 million years of lost life from the closing of schools alone. 

The lockdowns are about one thing, and one thing only - power.  Power held by petty tyrants and dictators who want to control you, and are using the power of the state to force you to submit.


Anonymous said...

Of course it's their gol.
It comes with a few perks, too.
How long before "Cash spreads the VIRUS, therefore, no more CASH transaction, only cashless transactions?
These fuckers have been planning this a long time, and I believe the dems are complicit with spreading wuhan here.

p2 said...

Comrade! Good news from the Western Front! Our brethren in the fight against capitalism and freedom have gained much ground. The indoctrination of the proletariat continues and shows great promise! Agents of the Motherland placed in seats of power continue their success at destroying from within. Disinformation programs are succeeding beyond our wildest expectations. The will of the capitalist pig-dog to resist is weaking daily. Lists of enemies are being compiled and gulags are being readied for the re-education of the undesirables. The New New Soviet Five Year Plan has begun! Long live the Rodina!!

Ragin' Dave said...

Paul, I can't tell if that's sarcasm or the actual press release from the DNC.

p2 said...

Eerily similar...and disturbing to those of us poised as speedbumps at the Fulda Gap in the Good Ol' Bad Ol' Days. You know Kruschev, Breshnev, Mao & Uncle Ho are just laughing their zombie heads off.