Is it Lockdown Lunacy? Or are we genuinely facing an historic threat to our health and well-being that fully justifies these actions?
New Zealand is now back in a nationwide Level 4 lockdown and Australian states have been going in and out of various levels of lockdown for a number of months. The New Zealand border has been virtually closed off to the rest of the world for nearly 18 months now. Lives and businesses have been destroyed, suicides and social problems are skyrocketing, and we have a generation of young children who are growing up in a dystopian, fear fueled world which will most likely result in significant psychological and behavioural issues for them for the rest of their lives.
We are told that this is all for the ‘Greater Good’. ‘Go hard and go early’ if we want to get out of this nightmare at some point. We are told by our governments and our media on a daily basis that the consequences will be catastrophic if we don’t do this. We are told that this pandemic is unprecedented in its lethality and transmissibility, and that the dreaded new delta variant must be contained at ALL costs.
But is this really true? Are we really being given a fair and accurate picture by our governments and media? Or are our daily Cv-19 headlines more like a manipulation of facts and information that are deceptively and creatively woven into a narrative that is just creating an illusion and a perception of such a dire threat and danger? Is it propaganda? Sometimes we need to take a step back from the daily media onslaught and stop and think about these things ourselves, with a clear, open, and enquiring mind. We need to ask ourselves a few basic questions and ask ourselves if things really do make sense in the way we are being told to think about these things.
Here are a few useful questions to start trying to frame things around:
- Why did our governments and media in New Zealand and Australia, in the middle of 2020, suddenly switch from talking about COVID-19 deaths to only talking about Cv-19 cases?
- Over the last year, how many reported Cv-19 cases have there been in New Zealand and what percentage of these cases have been fatal?
- In 2021, how many reported Cv-19 cases have there been in Australia and what percentage of these cases have been fatal? Including the delta variant.
- The new delta variant is said to be much more dangerous than the original Cv-19 virus and therefore we must go back into full lockdown to protect ourselves at all costs. But is the delta variant really that exceptionally dangerous? Is the mortality rate of the delta variant really such a dire threat to humanity and society when we critically analyse the actual numbers rather than just listening to the government and media?
Let’s have a logical, fact based look at the questions above using the New Zealand, Australia, and UK government’s own official Cv-19 data. Not conspiracy theories. What has actually been going on in New Zealand, Australia, and the UK with regards to people dying from Cv-19 and from the new delta variant?