A thread on why lockdowns kill:

The fantasy of "flattening the curve" completely ignores the reality of seasonality. There is no flattening because only the height, but not the width of the curve is affected by slowing the spread. Seasonality determines the width.
The two COVID waves (Winter of 19/20 and 20/21) are clearly visible in this chart of weekly deaths. Seasonality is obvious. And there is ZERO evidence of flattening the curve. Waves did not get "fatter" than previous years.
Here's what really happens... each peak is blunted by delaying the number of infections required to reach herd immunity. Those infections are delayed until the next winter season, or the next.
Sounds lovely until you realize that lockdowns are preventing the healthy from acquiring herd immunity, so the ring of immunity that would normally form around the vulnerable never happens.
Instead of providing focused protection for the vulnerable for 6 to 8 weeks while that ring of immunity forms, the vulnerable have now faced a mortal risk of death from everyone they encounter for 15 months and counting!
And they're still not safe because the virus is STILL circulating in the community.
Much of the second wave of deaths was probably preventable if lockdowns hadn't interferred with natural immunity. That's why lockdowns kill.
Allowing the virus to spread in the community during the 1st wave, without lockdowns, while providing focused protection for the vulnerable would NOT have produced more deaths. We know exactly who is at risk of severe outcomes:
Those at risk are the very old with severe pre-existing health conditions, particularly those trapped in long-term care and hospitals. 6 to 8 weeks of barring the door and they could have rejoined society. Hardly anyone else was at risk of dying.
Thanks to lockdowns, the vulnerable keep on dying because the healthy community around them is still unsafe.

Find out more about this and many backwards pandemic policies with lethal consequences in my recent investigative interview:

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6 May
Where are outbreaks happening in Canada?

How dangerous are they in each setting?

What does it tell us about protecting the vulnerable?

What does it tell us about gyms, schools, restaurants, and living life in general?

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The largest outbreaks, based on cases/outbreak, are community spread (i.e. there is less chance of big outbreaks in schools, restaurants, gyms & even LTC than just living life in general). These facilities do not produce more CASES than living life in general.
Setting may not impact cases, but does impact deaths. Vulnerable people (weak immunity, pre-existing conditions) are in LTC & hospitals. Outbreaks elsewhere produce cases but almost no deaths

Outbreaks in schools, gyms, restaurants or community at large are largely irrelevant
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9 Mar
Every vax should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

COVID-19 vax is a NO for me, both because of evidence and on principle. Here are the 13 reasons why I'm not taking it:

1. I'm not at risk (less dangerous than flu)

2. Long term trials not done

3. Short term trials exclude many categories

4. Not clear it works

5. Increasing signs of unacceptable risk & side effects

But equally disqualifying are the principles being broken by health authorities, which are clear violations of Charter Rights.
6. Rolling out a vax before knowing all short & long term side effects for all ppl is unethical & illegal. Govt needs to be taught a lesson to prevent this ever happening again.

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