Wednesday, March 30, 2022

COVID Rules and Excessive Boozing is Killing America’s Youth; Federal Pressure On Big Tech To Censor COVID-19 'Misinformation' Violates Constitution: Lawsuit, and other C-Virus related stories

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COVID rules and excessive boozing is killing America’s youth:
A deadly scourge killed almost 100,000 Americans in 2020: alcohol.
During the first year of the pandemic, per a new report from the National Institutes of Health, 99,017 people died of alcohol-related deaths (including fatalities from accidents and liver disease). 74,408 of the dead were aged 16 to 64.
That same year, 74,075 people under 65 died of COVID.
You read that right: For under-65s, booze was deadlier than COVID in 2020.
The data are awful no matter how you slice them. Alcohol-related deaths rose for absolutely everyone that year: all genders, all races and ethnicities. The overall year-over-year increase was 25% (as opposed to a 16.6% rise in all causes of death). Look just at younger adults, aged 25 to 44, and the alcohol-fatality rise was horrifying — nearly 40%.
The average annual increase over the prior 20 years? 3.6%
So 2020, in terms of alcohol deaths, was about seven times as deadly as the average year since 2009. Total alcohol sales by volume were up 2.9% year on year, the biggest annual jump since the late ’60s. --->READ MORE HERE
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Federal Pressure On Big Tech To Censor COVID-19 'Misinformation' Violates Constitution: Lawsuit:
The public government campaign to pressure Big Tech platforms such as Twitter to crack down on supposed misinformation violates the U.S. Constitution, according to a new lawsuit.
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has repeatedly pressed Twitter and other platforms to suppress COVID-19 misinformation, while White House press secretary Jen Psaki has said President Joe Biden thinks it’s the responsibility of social media companies to “stop amplifying untrustworthy content, disinformation, and misinformation, especially related to COVID-19, vaccinations, and elections.”
Those and similar statements made clear the government was demanding action and was contemplating penalties against platforms that did not ramp up censorship, the 65-page suit asserts.
Murthy, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and other Biden administration officials “are not simply colluding with, but instrumentalizing Twitter and other technology companies to effectuate their goal of silencing opinions that diverge from the White House’s messaging on COVID-19,” it says, adding, “That commandeering transforms the Surgeon General’s initiative into government action.”
Alleging the government effort led directly to their suspension from Twitter, three critics of lockdowns and other harsh policies imposed in response to COVID-19 sued HHS, Murthy, and HHS Director Xavier Becerra. --->READ MORE HERE
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