Is It Time to Lock Up the Lock-Downers?

Andrew Davies The Epoch Times February 9, 2022 A report that warned the UK government of high numbers of non-COVID-related deaths as a result of adopting lockdown measures similar to those used by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in 2020 was hidden from the British public for three months, until after the restrictions were lifted. The UK government was told that more than 200,000 non-COVID deaths could occur if it implemented the first lockdown, but it chose to proceed, and it has since enforced two more. The Department of Health, Office for National Statistics, Actuary’s Department, and the Home Office compiled the report that predicted the first lockdown, which began on March 23, 2020, could lead to hundreds of thousands of non-COVID deaths. It stated that in the first six months, there could be as many as 25,000 extra deaths because hospital beds would be prioritized for COVID-19 patients, while people with other health issues would go undiagnosed for not wanting to burden the National Health Service (NHS) during the pandemic. The report further estimated that fatality numbers could rise by a further 185,000 in the medium- to long-term and, added to that, thousands of suicides resulting from isolation and economic pressures, along with a rise in domestic violence. The first two months alone saw elective hospital appointments fall by a quarter and, by May, NHS England had revealed more than a half-million patients had been waiting more than six weeks for a key diagnostic test, after having been already been referred by their doctor. “There were almost 76,000 more deaths from all causes and in all locations (hospitals, care homes, private homes and elsewhere) in England and Wales in 2020 than the five-year average,” according to the Office of National Statistics. Of those, its report states, “There were around 167,000 deaths from all causes in private homes in England and Wales in 2020, compared with an average of 125,000 between 2015 and 2019.” That equals 42,000 extra fatalities that year in private homes—which was a rise of one-third on the previous five-year average—leaving 34,000 excess deaths in hospitals and care facilities. The ONS report clarifies that “The majority of deaths due to COVID-19 occurred in hospitals and care homes, while deaths from other causes, such as breast cancer and prostate cancer, happened in private homes.” Proof that many more people died of cancer at home that year than of COVID-19 in hospitals due to lockdown restrictions. The government concealed the report’s findings for months until most of the first lockdown restrictions were lifted on July 4, 2020. One week later, its chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, informed a parliamentary select committee about the report. The report received little follow-up and scrutiny in either the media or Parliament, and its scary numbers were accepted as collateral damage in the fight against COVID. The now-disgraced government adviser, professor Neil Ferguson—also known as “The Master of Disaster”—already had scared UK leaders that 250,000 people could die unless the drastic steps were taken. Just six days after the report was revealed, the now similarly disgraced health secretary, Matt Hancock, imposed the UK’s first localized lockdown in the city of Leicester, and by October, the whole nation was in its second national lockdown. But a new report by Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, is challenging those lockdown assumptions. It asserts that the communist-inspired restrictions “imposed in many US cities in the spring of 2020 led to a reduction of COVID deaths by 0.2 percent.” Dr. Martin Makary, a professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins, told Tucker Carlson on Fox News that represents “about 1,800 individuals” whose lives were saved. But he added that was out of a total figure of “124,000 excess deaths in year one. So, over two years, it was about a quarter-million people who died.” Of those, he estimated 60,000 to 70,000 died from substance abuse, others from deferred cancer care, self-harm, and other side effects of lockdowns. Now, compare the UK media’s response to hundreds of thousands of possibly preventable deaths with its current furor over the “Partygate” revelations, for which Prime Minister Boris Johnson was forced to apologize in the House of Commons over a “bring your own booze” garden party at Downing Street, which Johnson attended with his wife during the first lockdown on May 20, 2020. Whatever contempt people may feel for politicians and health experts who are caught breaking the very rules they have enforced on others, causing the unnecessary deaths of so many of their electorate is in an altogether different league. It’s certainly not ruling by consent. It took almost 20 months before news leaked of the Downing Street parties, which has now led to a police investigation, the resignations of five government advisors, and calls for Johnson to follow suit. But where are the calls for inquiries, resignations, and criminal investigations into the huge numbers of lockdown-related deaths? It took the efforts of Dr. Sam White, a young doctor whom I have previously reported about, and his legal team, to persuade the Metropolitan Police to even begin an investigation into the government’s response to the pandemic. While that’s now spawned a nationwide campaign to try to get other police forces around the country to begin their own criminal probes, they face an uphill task taking on the establishment and there are no guarantees of success. But with so many nations having embraced the CCP’s draconian measures, the non-COVID excess death rate will be enormous around the world. Preventable deaths on such a huge scale cannot be ignored and those responsible must surely be held to account. Views expressed in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times. 1/ Image (Jeenah Moon/Reuters)


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I am interested in writing short stories for my pleasure and my family's but although I have published four family books I will not go down that path again but still want what I write out there so I will see how this goes

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