A new study has just been published that shows lockdowns killed 171,000 Americans in a 12 month period from April 2020 to April 2021. The researchers derived this number by looking at non-COVID excess deaths. Lockdowns unlike COVID proved to be an equal opportunity killer. The non-COVID excess deaths in every age group was very consistent. The table below is from the study
In the 18 to 44 age category lockdowns killed nearly twice as many people as COVID (29 to 18 deaths per 100,000). Still COVID was more deadly for older people right? Yes but what does that have to do with anything? Remember there is absolutely no evidence that lockdowns prevented a single COVID death. All lockdowns did was make the pandemic 34% more deadly for older adults and 11% more deadly for seniors.
The authors found that overall Lockdowns increased the number of deaths by 57 per 100,000. A similar European study found lockdown deaths to be 64 per 100,000. Western governments killed hundreds of thousands of their own citizens in a 12 month period and as the authors point out the study ended in April 2021 but the lockdowns did not. Governments continued to kill after April 2022.
The detrimental effects of stress and isolation have been understood for 100s of years. Medical Professionals who advocated for lockdowns knew full well that lockdowns would kill. They gambled that more lives would be saved than lost even though there was no reason to believe that would be the case. Lockdowns have been tried in the past and with airborne viruses they have shown little to no effectiveness. This was nothing less than premeditated murder. We cannot just drop restrictions and move on with life as if these deaths never happened. People, a lot of people, need to go to prison.