Saturday, September 4, 2021

Study: COVID-19 Lockdowns Caused More Deaths Instead of Reducing Them; Thanks To Lockdowns, Nearly Half Of American Children Are Now Overweight, and other C-Virus related stories

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COVID-19 lockdowns caused more deaths instead of reducing them, study finds:
As we begin to pick through the rubble of the early days of the coronavirus that started in Wuhan in an effort to determine with some specificity the origins of COVID-19, and whether it was accidentally or purposefully released from a Chinese lab, it is important, too, that we assess the wisdom of our public health approaches to the disease.
Chief among those approaches was the institution of lockdowns across a broad range of populations.
The pathologies of the lockdowns are clear and have been both predicted and recorded. They include increased risk of preventable deaths from cancer, heart disease, etc., as well as psychological trauma, resulting in increased homicides, accidents and suicidal ideations, caused by long periods of isolation.
What is less clear is whether the lockdowns served any useful medical purpose.
Fortunately, two researchers at the RAND Corporation and two researchers from the University of Southern California have done an analysis of the medical value of the lockdowns (which they refer to as “sheltering in place,” or SIP, policies). They looked at 43 countries and all of the states in the union, and published their assessment in June as a working paper of the National Bureau for Economic Research.
You may have missed the report. It has not received much coverage from the media, who must be busy with some incredibly important and hard-hitting story about Dr. Anthony Fauci or the first lady.
Let’s remedy that oversight. --->READ MORE HERE
Thanks To Lockdowns, Nearly Half Of American Children Are Now Overweight:
Nearly half of the nation’s children aged 5 through 11 now qualify as either overweight or obese, according to results of a new study out Friday.
Researchers from the University of Southern California and the University of Michigan found the proportion of U.S. children aged between 5 and 11 who were overweight or obese based on body mass index (BMI) rose from just more than 36 percent pre-pandemic to nearly 46 percent over the course of prolonged classroom closures.
“School is essential,” said Dr. Tim Logemann of the Wausau Aspirus Hospital Cardiologist and Obesity Treatment Program in Wisconsin, who placed blame directly on school absence while the authors of the study refrained from assigning cause. “Kids are eating ultra-processed foods locked in at home and it’s making them sicker.”
A literature review on effective strategies for childhood obesity prevention published in May of last year lends credence to Logemann’s claim. According to a team of 19 European researchers who reviewed more than 400 studies from 2000 to January 2015, school-based programs to mitigate childhood obesity were found far more effective than seminars directed at parents to teach healthy living at home. --->READ MORE HERE
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