By Duncan Smith
We should all be very angry…
When everything is said and done and honest historians write accounts of “The Great Pandemic of 2020,” they will conclude that the world was duped by power-mad authoritarians and political opportunists like never before.
For months we’ve been told that “the science” supports perpetual lockdowns, enforced social distancing, and mask mandates.
We are told to believe these ‘truths’ despite the fact that since viruses gonna virus, COVID-19 continued (and continues) to spread.
Now that a presidential election has successfully been stolen from Donald Trump and it’s no longer politically advantageous to keep the economy suppressed and Americans suffering, poof — here comes ‘new science’ contradicting the ‘old science’ regarding mitigation.
A study evaluating COVID-19 responses around the world found that mandatory lockdown orders early in the pandemic may not provide significantly more benefits to slowing the spread of the disease than other voluntary measures, such as social distancing or travel reduction.
The peer reviewed study was published in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation on January 5, and analyzed coronavirus case growth in 10 countries in early 2020.
The study compared cases in England, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and the U.S. – all countries that implemented mandatory lockdown orders and business closures – to South Korea and Sweden, which instituted less severe, voluntary responses. It aimed to analyze the effect that less restrictive or more restrictive measures had on changing individual behavior and curbing the transmission of the virus.
The researchers used a mathematical model to compare countries that did and did not enact more restrictive lockdown orders, and determined that there was “no clear, significant beneficial effect of [more restrictive measures] on case growth in any country.”
“We do not question the role of all public health interventions, or of coordinated communications about the epidemic, but we fail to find an additional benefit of stay-at-home orders and business closures,” the research said.
You don’t say?
Donald Trump Jr. put it best in a tweet linked to the Newsweek piece:
The timing of this obvious news is a bit suspect isn’t it? https://t.co/f97MQyNZeb
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 15, 2021
Yeah. Yeah, it is. Highly suspect.
During one of her near-daily gaslighting sessions shabbily disguised as a “press conference” a few years ago, Nancy Pelosi said she couldn’t understand why more Americans were rioting in the streets in regards to migrant children being detained (in cages Obama built). “Maybe they will,” she suggested.
Some did. In fact, the anarchic left has been in our streets and rioting now since Trump was inaugurated.
After more Americans learn how we were duped by ‘leaders’ like Pelosi and their ‘scientists’ (who depend on government/taxpaper funding), having had their businesses destroyed and their livelihoods and things of value taken from them over the big COVID lies…”maybe they will.”