According to the UN, lockdowns are responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of children in the developing world. The disruption from school closures is leading to devastating outcomes for children. And as studies already show, lockdowns hardly had any effect on deaths from COVID-19, while they are surely to a large extent responsible for the spike in excess deaths from other causes.
Daily Sceptic –
Now that the virus has become endemic, it is time to move on. But it is not time to forget. For if we forget we are in danger of repeating this horrifying experiment.
In short, the situation is this. Information about the failure of lockdowns is slowly emerging. More and more information on the catastrophes caused by them is becoming known, increasingly being covered by the mainstream media. People are starting to feel on their own skin the economic consequences and attempts to pin all that on the war in Ukraine are doomed to fail. Even if the majority of the vaccinated may still hang on to their belief that vaccination did something for them, the spiking excess mortality and the obvious failure of the vaccines to prevent transmission are too clear to be denied. And now it even appears the original claims of efficacy were based on a twisting of data.
At the same time, most people have become complicit in the lockdown and vaccination narrative. They have repeated the mantras so often they have become stakeholders; it is now their narrative also, which means changing opinion is difficult. It is hard to admit having been fooled, especially when you‘ve taken an active part in fooling others also. And if you‘ve been active in ostracising your unvaccinated friends and relatives, there may be no way back for you.
Most people still believe in the narrative and consider those sceptical of the vaccines as crazy ‘anti-vaxxers’; the belief in the efficacy of lockdown is also based on a very strong fallacy of intuition, which is hard to escape. Admitting that what you‘ve wholeheartedly supported is not only causing misery and death all around the world, but even scarring your own children for life, is probably too difficult for most people. So they close their eyes.
Before I continue, a word of caution. Almost from the very outset, I realised there was something fishy about the whole story; there was such a huge discrepancy between the facts and the narrative. In fact, I had been focusing hard on the application of critical, logical thinking in the months before, publishing a book on the subject just before the pandemic struck. So I was in a questioning mood already. Mostly, my predictions have been proven correct, whether it is the consequences of the lockdowns, the ineffectiveness of the vaccines, or the uselessness of masking or the lockdowns for curbing transmission. But being right on one count doesn‘t mean you have to be right on the next, and belonging to a small minority with strong views may well taint my analysis and predictions.
Anyhow, here‘s what I think: I believe we‘re approaching a tipping point. The facts speak for themselves, and facts have the annoying habit of becoming known; in the end they always do. We are still in the phase of denial, we still cling to our false beliefs, we still cannot comprehend the consequences of what was done to us, what we did to ourselves, perhaps by succumbing to mass hypnosis as claimed by psychologist Mattias Desmet. But this stage cannot last long; this is the quiet before the storm hits.