THE HORRIFIC COST OF LOCKDOWNS

Data from just the last 2 months:
✔️ Cognitive decline (1,2)
✔️ Mental health issues (3-7)
✔️ Global disease (8,9)
✔️ Missed medical care (10-12)
✔️ Racial inequality (13,14)
✔️ Learning losses (15-17)
✔️ Economic harm (18,19)
✔️ Dead children (20)
3/5 -- Increased mental health issues (6,7), More global disease (8, 9), & Missed medical care (10)
6 apa.org/news/press/rel…
7 wsj.com/articles/pande…
8 telegraph.co.uk/global-health/…
9 who.int/news/item/26-0…
10 eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2…
4/5 -- Missed medical care (11, 12), Racial inequality (13, 14), & Education losses (15)
11 nzherald.co.nz/nz/nz-hospital…
12 menshealth.com/health/a361638…
13 bbc.com/news/education…
14 spiked-online.com/2021/04/14/loc…
15 ox.ac.uk/news/2021-04-0…
5/5 -- Education losses (16,17), Economic harm (18, 19), & Dead children (20)
16 pnas.org/content/118/17…
17 bbc.com/news/education…
18 wsj.com/articles/a-sta…
19 mackinac.org/new-report-sho…
20 bbc.com/news/world-asi…

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20 Jan
1/4 LOCKDOWNS HAVE CONSEQUENCES

2020 saw alarming spikes in overdoses, murders, & mental health issues

This is even more concerning given homicides had been steadily decreasing for a decade & overdoses had just decreased for the first time in a decade

Citations in thread
Read 4 tweets
9 Dec 20
1/7 It is absolutely alarming that every school in America is not completely in-person at this point.

The data & research have been clear for months:
🟢 In-person learning is SAFE
🔴 Virtual learning is DANGEROUS

Citations are in the thread. There are 100s more I could list. Image
Read 7 tweets
30 Nov 20
1/6 The absurdity of this article is staggering, especially from the president of a top-50 global university:

☑️ Glaringly bad use of % positive
☑️ Claims of testing benefits without evidence
☑️ Ignores the financial & mental health costs

news-gazette.com/coronavirus/th…
2/6 He praises the school's low %-positive rate while ignoring the obvious sampling bias.

@Illinois_Alma tests asymptomatics 2x/week, while other areas are testing a much lower % of asymptomatics.

It is why experts have criticized %-positive:
patch.com/illinois/palos…
3/6 He also claims that the massive testing regime has helped "crush" the virus on campus.

Evidence, however, suggests that the rate of testing/student has no impact on how CV19 spreads on campuses:
Read 6 tweets
2 Nov 20
1/11 THE RISE OF STILLBIRTHS DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWNS

This issue continues to be underreported.

Stillbirth rates during CV19 lockdowns have spiked globally and the reasons are twofold.

Why this issue has not been widely reported is also multifaceted. #RationalGround
2/11 A primary reason for the uptick in stillbirths due to lockdowns is from reduced access to medical care:

“CV19 has triggered a devastating secondary health crisis for women, children and adolescents due to disruptions in life-saving health services,”
reliefweb.int/report/world/n…
3/11 The potential increase in the developing world due to lockdowns is devastating:
“A pandemic-induced 50% reduction in health services, could cause nearly 200K additional stillbirths over a 12-month period in 117 low and middle income countries…”
news.un.org/en/story/2020/…
Read 11 tweets
30 Oct 20
1/6 SPORTS ARE NOT A PRIMARY VECTOR OF COVID-19

Somehow it has still not gotten through to journalists and politicians that athletic competition rarely spreads CV19.

This has been shown at practices, in games, and even in the stands.
#LetUsPlay #RationalGround #NoNewNormal
2/6 Across professional sports, @williamfleitch notes:
“...there hasn’t been a single documented instance of a player getting COVID from an on-field event.”

“…leagues are starting to... [put] spectators in seats. This hasn’t led to any mass outbreaks...”
nymag.com/intelligencer/…
3/6 At the H.S. level, even indoor, contact sports like basketball saw almost no issues with practices.

A survey in Illinois indicated that during fall practices only 9% of 546 schools had a CV19 case and only 0.3% had more than 2 players get CV19.
il.nhsbca.org/returntoplay
Read 6 tweets
28 Oct 20
1/7 KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
Keeping up with the daily barrage of CV19 information can be hard; here is a summary of a month’s worth of studies & articles.

Hopefully this will help combat the panicked CV19 decisions being made.

Citations are listed in the thread. #RationalGround
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