With a major tip of my imaginary hat to Dana Loesch, here, from her just-published article at thefederalist.com, is an extensive, fully referenced list of consequences related to the COVID-19…
…except these are not consequences of the virus itself, they are consequences of government’s reaction to the virus.
Take a look and see for yourself:
…the lockdowns have predictably caused immense unintended consequences:
- Depression rates for every age demographic have tripled.
- Domestic abuse has increased globally.
- Child abuse cases have increased.
- Foster kids are in jeopardy.
- Sixty percent of small businesses that closed during the last lockdown will not reopen, and others barely hanging on are giving up.
- Even though schools aren’t superspreaders and medical professionals have been telling districts to reopen, many haven’t. New York City just closed its schools again.
- Remote learning isn’t working, and our kids are falling behind — badly.
- A new nickname has developed for an entire generation of kids: Generation COVID. And no, the kids are not alright.
- People are turning to drugs and alcohol to cope.
- Fatal drug overdoses have skyrocketed.
- Deaths from non-coronavirus health issues have climbed since the start of the last lockdown as people don’t seek medical care for treatable illnesses. The lockdown could kill more than the virus.
We have heard and read endless commentaries on what will happen unless we change our behavior to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
Well, this is what is happening when we do change our behavior to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
While my personal attitude is that, if you’re going to err, err on the side of caution. But if I know that doing some (not all) of the things demanded of us will have consequences that may be even worse than the pandemic? That can change things pretty dramatically.
In any event, there’s the list. Please read it carefully, check the references offered to support it, and then draw your own conclusions.