Extensive lock-downs are a “cure” worse than the disease

Just Facts is a worthy site dedicated to recitation of confirmable facts (with links) and  rigorous analysis. Because of that it does serve to debunk much of what spews from Democrats and what we hear and see in the media.  For good reason it is skeptical of much regarding fear mongering and mob sentiment that gets translated into political policy.

Consider these articles key resources as we argue for rational, truly life saving, cultural affirming policies in response to pandemics and rumors of pandemics.

Immediately below is a clip of an interview where one of the editors at Just Facts explains how his figures (using published studies) are conservative that the current lock down strategy is going to kill seven times more people than it saves.

Here are links to the seminal studies with an excerpt or two.

Anxiety From Reactions to Covid-19 Will Destroy At Least Seven Times More Years of Life Than Can Be Saved by Lockdowns     

Medical studies show that excessive stress and anxiety are among the most debilitating and deadly of all health hazards in the world. Beyond their obvious effects like suicide and substance abuse—these mental stressors are strongly related to and may trigger and inflame a host of ailments like high blood pressure, digestive disorders, heart conditions, infectious diseases, cancer, and pregnancy complications.

Based on a broad array of scientific data, Just Facts has computed that the anxiety created by reactions to Covid-19—such as stay-at-home orders, business shutdowns, media exaggerations, and legitimate concerns about the virus—will destroy at least seven times more years of human life than can possibly be saved by lockdowns to control the spread of the disease. This figure is a bare minimum, and the actual one is likely more than 90 times greater.

Crucial Facts About Covid-19    Updated 5/14/20
Addresses the following:

Likelihood of Exposure

Numbers of Deaths

Years of Lost Life

Death Rates


Social Media Amplification


The Path Forward

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