WHILE the chattering classes rage on social media over the easing of lockdown restrictions, demanding to be kept ‘safe’ from a virus, they are ignoring the immense suffering and death precipitated by global lockdowns. The economic and social consequences of these are proving to be deadly, far more so than Covid-19 ever could be.
I have warned for the past 16 months that without a healthy economy there is no health. Lockdown-induced death and suffering could have been avoided if worldwide governments hadn’t fallen victim to the Chinese Community Party’s lockdown propaganda campaign. Yet fall for it they did. Now caught in a gruesome danse macabre with each other, they impose one punitive lockdown after the other on their hapless populations.
The UN, partly responsible for promoting this totalitarian tool of control, are now warning that millions more are dying from hunger than from Covid-19.
Around 41million people are at risk of famine, partly caused by lockdown economic destruction.
Some of the worst lockdown consequences are occurring in Africa.
In sub-Saharan Africa the economic fallout from lockdown, and the subsequent school closures, means that more than 250million children have been pushed out of education and 50million have lost their free school meals. These children are now deprived of their only substantial, nourishing food for the day. In East Africa, 12.8million children are malnourished from the deteriorating conditions partly brought on by lockdowns.
Malnutrition increases the mortality rate from childhood illnesses like measles. A measles epidemic, far more dangerous to children than Covid-19, is expected to hit Africa this year. The blame for this is shared equally between the lockdown-induced economic decline and a catastrophic decision by the World Health Organisation (WHO). In 2020 the WHO instructed countries to suspend vaccination and treatment campaigns for illnesses including tuberculosis (TB), malaria, polio, meningitis and measles.
As a direct consequence, malaria mortality in Africa will exceed that of Covid-19. Children are at far greater risk of dying from malaria than Covid-19, and an additional 100,000 people are expected to die from this disease.
In 2019, 450,000 died of TB in Africa, far more than the 160,112 who have died from Covid-19 there. Why did the WHO withdraw treatment for this curable disease, especially from children? Despite Covid Cultists claiming that Covid-19 is the worst plague since the Black Death, TB is the leading infectious disease in the world, killing 1.4million per year prior to 2020. Last year, after lockdowns, the death toll for TB rose to more than 1.66million, including 230,000 children.
The Lancet got it badly wrong. An article on their website last summer claimed that Covid-19 offered many benefits for TB and HIV services. It’s curious how any medical professional could have thought this. Surely the response from any doctor or scientist would be to ask why millions were denied life-saving treatment for diseases far more lethal than Covid-19. Children and young people are at little risk of dying from Covid 19 and far more at risk of dying from the diseases neglected during this huge overreaction to a coronavirus.
This is eugenics by another name and lockdowns are a convenient cover for those who practice it.
It cannot be stated too often that lockdowns are the antithesis of disease control. My homeland, South Africa, has the highest Covid-19 mortality rate in Africa yet suffered the harshest lockdown on the continent. This authoritarian tool of control is useful only for the deliberate destruction of civil liberties, economies and societies, not for remedying a virus.
South Africa is in a terrible way. The fallout from global lockdowns has catapulted such fragile states into anarchy. The country’s economy has been obliterated by lockdowns. The unemployed rate is at a record 32.6 per cent. This means that millions in the country are now more at risk of starvation and death than if South Africa hadn’t locked down.
Universal Basic Income is being touted there as a salve to the disastrous effects of lockdown, making millions reliant on the State for their survival. What better way that to force a population into compliance than to implement this socialist system?
Draconian, destructive lockdowns, and not Covid-19, are the cause of all this hardship and death. While lockdown zealots clap themselves on the back, virtue-signalling their twisted form of ‘kindness’, they are signing the death warrant of millions of children in Africa. Regimes and governments in the developing world use Western lockdowns to justify the implementation of their own, awarding lockdowns an underserved legitimacy. The more people continue to support lockdowns the longer these will carry on, and the higher the death toll will be from the fallout.
Last November, I warned that millions more would die from lockdowns than Covid-19. I also wrote that lockdowns are a horrific crime against humanity and must be stopped.
I haven’t changed my mind.