Which is the more reasonable approach a society might take in the outbreak of epidemic: 1. To quarantine the sick, and take reasonable precautions to stop those who are identified as vulnerable from contracting the illness. 2. To attempt to “control the virus” by preventing millions of healthy people from having contact with other healthy people.
by Rob Slane via TheBlogMiore.com
To any society prior to 2020, it would have been obvious that the first approach is not only logical and proportionate, but the one least likely to have other unintended and highly destructive consequences.
However, to my continued astonishment, many in our society not only believe that the answer is the second, but they somehow believe it to be based on established science.
Now I understand that many who support Lockdown will object to my characterisation of their position. They will say that it is deliberately misleading, since it talks about healthy people, and does not mention the sick. Such objections founder, however, on this undeniable fact:
Lockdowns are, by their nature, an entirely untargeted and indiscriminate approach to a health issue, and the prohibiting by law of millions of healthy people from having contact with other healthy people is a feature, not a bug of a policy that was untried and untested before it was first implemented by the Chinese Communist Party in January last year, then copied by many Governments around the world thereafter.
For some reason, many Lockdownists seem to think that the onus is on Lockdown opponents to disprove their position. But as Dr Malcolm Kendrick points out in his excellent piece – Does Lockdown Work or Not, this is the opposite of how things are supposed to work:
An estimated 17.3 million American adults (7.1% of the adult population), experienced at least one major depressive episode in 2017. The highest rates are reported among those aged between 18 and 25
The vast majority are prescribed antidepressant drugs, despite the fact there’s virtually no evidence to suggest they provide meaningful help, and plenty of evidence showing the harms are greater than patients are being told
Hundreds of thousands of toddlers are also being medicated with powerful psychiatric drugs, raising serious ethical questions, along with questions about the future mental and physical health of these children
There’s no scientific evidence to suggest depression is the result of a chemical imbalance in your brain. A lot of the evidence suggests unhealthy living conditions are at the heart of the problem
Antidepressants are not beneficial in the long term and antipsychotic drugs worsen outcomes over the long term in those diagnosed with psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia
In the U.S., an estimated 17.3 million American adults (7.1% of the adult population), experienced at least one major depressive episode in 2017.1 The highest rates are reported among those aged between 18 and 25.2 However, not only is there evidence that depression is vastly overdiagnosed, but there’s also evidence showing it’s routinely mistreated.
With regard to overdiagnosis, one 2013 study3 found only 38.4% of participants with clinician-identified depression actually met the DSM-4 criteria for a major depressive episode, and only 14.3% of seniors 65 and older met the criteria.
As for treatment, the vast majority are prescribed antidepressant drugs, despite the fact there’s virtually no evidence to suggest they provide meaningful help, and plenty of evidence showing the harms are greater than patients are being told.
According to a 2017 study,4 1 in 6 Americans between the ages of 18 and 85 were on psychiatric drugs, most of them antidepressants, and 84.3% reported long-term use (three years or more). Out of 242 million U.S. adults, 12% were found to have filled one or more prescriptions for an antidepressant, specifically, in 2013.
According to data5 presented by a watchdog group, hundreds of thousands of toddlers are also being medicated with powerful psychiatric drugs, raising serious ethical questions, along with questions about the future mental and physical health of these children.
Recent studies are also shedding much needed light on the addictive nature of many antidepressants, and demonstrate that the benefits of these drugs have been overblown while their side effects — including suicidal ideation — and have been downplayed and ignored for decades, placing patients at unnecessary risk.
(Natural News) There is no doubt that the intense stresses and pressures of modern life have left many people feeling depressed and unable to cope. While there are certainly people who have serious mental health issues and require therapy and other treatment to help them with their struggles, it is also true that antidepressant medications like Prozac and Zoloft are viewed almost as cure-alls in our society. More people than ever before are being prescribed these medications, often without being fully informed about their serious side effects and potential for long-term harm.
Now, a new study out of Canada has raised further red flags, after researchers found that people on antidepressants, who do not suffer from heart disease, are 33 percent more likely to die fromany cause than those who are not taking such medications.
The meta-analysis, which was conducted by a team from McMaster University, located in Hamilton, Ontario, and published in the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, analyzed the results of 17 earlier studies which involved close to 380,000 participants, to determine the overall long-term effects of antidepressants on longevity.
At first, their findings were not too alarming; there appeared to only be about a nine percent increase in risk of death for those on so-called “happy pills” – an elevation which the researchers did not consider to be clinically significant.
However, knowing that antidepressants thin the blood, which could have a positive effect on the health of people with cardiovascular problems by preventing clotting, the researchers then removed the results of participants with heart conditions. That was when the startling fact emerged that long-term use of antidepressants elevated risk of death by 33 percent.
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It’s widely known that brain serotonin affects mood, and that most commonly used antidepressant treatment for depression blocks the absorption of serotonin by neurons. It is less widely known, though, that all the major organs of the body — the heart, kidneys, lungs, liver — use serotonin from the bloodstream.
Antidepressants block the absorption of serotonin in these organs as well, and the researchers warn that antidepressants could increase the risk of death by preventing multiple organs from functioning properly.
While a nine percent increase in risk might not be considered “clinically significant” – although many people would still view this as unacceptable – a 33 percent elevation in risk has these researchers seriously concerned.
“We are very concerned by these results,” said lead researcher Paul Andrews, as reported by the Daily Mail. “They suggest that we shouldn’t be taking antidepressant drugs without understanding precisely how they interact with the body. I do think these drugs for most people are doing more harm than good and that physicians ought not to generally prescribe them.”
In addition, one of the drugs – venlafaxine (Effexor) – was associated with an increase in suicidal thoughts and attempts.
Peter Gotzsche, the lead author of a study conducted by The Nordic Cochrane Centre, warned, “While it is now generally accepted antidepressants increase the risk of suicide and violence in children and adolescents, most people believe these drugs are not dangerous for adults. This is a potentially lethal misconception.” He added, “It is well documented that drug companies under-report seriously the harms of antidepressants related to suicide and violence, either by simply omitting them from reports, by calling them something else or by committing scientific misconduct.”
So, over 90 percent of antidepressants don’t work, they double your risk of suicide, and they increase your risk of an early death by 33 percent. It’s hard to imagine how doctors continue to justify handing them out like candy.
Note, I and some of our readers have been watching these lamps here in NZ. They came & changed all the bulbs very recently in the Horowhenua, and I heard Whanganui as well. Have heard reports of kids being ill following that in Whanganui at least. I have heard also that some of them have cameras. These are lamps featured in the smart city (agenda 21) models & will link to the incoming 5G. Supposed to assist with traffic flow, parking etc among other things. That’s the ostensible rationale for their existence. Locally, feedback suggests it is control of dimming & brightening the lights. They are certainly now way brighter. Watch out for them in your neighbourhood.
Mark Steele is aware of three women who lost babies since lights were installed
One local resident gave birth to a deformed child that survived just three hours
Research suggests light transmitters prevent healthy cell and gene expression
Such radiation has been linked to cancer, insomnia and mental-health disorders
Past research found Wi-Fi radiation increases the risk of miscarriages by 50%
Gateshead council firmly denies ever having used 5G technology in lighting
Radiation given off by state-of-the-art street lamps is wreaking havoc on the residents of Gateshead, according to local Mark Steele.
He said people living in the area are experiencing symptoms of insomnia, nose bleeds and several women have even endured the horror of stillbirths since the introduction of LED lamps that he believes emit 5G radiation.
In his circle alone, Mr Steele, 58, is aware of three women have lost their children since the lights were installed in September 2016, with one giving birth to a deformed child that survived just three hours.
Mr Steele, who was part of the IEEE, which claims to be ‘the world’s largest technical professional organisation dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity’, said: ‘We are seeing babies dying in the womb as these transmitters are situated outside people’s bedroom windows. It’s a humanitarian crisis.’
Earlier this week Gateshead council put out a Facebook post encouraging people to ignore ‘conspiracy theories’ about the dangers of 5G radiation, adding ‘there is no scientific basis or credible evidence for any of these scare stories’.
In a Facebook post yesterday, Gateshead Council dismissed concerns over the borough’s street lights as ‘entirely false conspiracy theories’ with ‘no scientific basis or credible evidence’
According to Professor Ulrich Warnke, from the University of Saarland, EMF radiation, which is given out by light transmitters, causes disruption to the body’s nitrogen monoxide system, which keeps cells healthy and controls gene expression.
The European Academy for Environmental Medicine (EUROPAEM) – EMF working group notes such radiation has been linked to cancer, insomnia and mental-health disorders.
UK telecoms regulator Ofcom reportedly plans to launch 5G services, such as lamps and cell towers, throughout Britain by 2020. There are rumours Gateshead is taking part in a ‘secret Government trial’ by rolling out the technology in the borough before then.
‘Such miscarriages didn’t occur before the lamps appeared’
Mr Steele said: ‘We’ve got people bleeding from the nose in my locality.
‘We’ve got people who can’t sleep from neurological disorders.
‘What about the poor women across Gatehead who are losing babies at nearly full term?
‘What about the children who will develop cancer from this 5G roll out?’
‘Microwave radiation increases miscarriages. These didn’t occur before the lamps appeared.’
Mr Steele claims EMF’s damaging effects are evident in the loss of wildlife from his local area.
While driving around Gateshead, which Mr Steele claims has more than 37,000 EMF-emitting lamps, he said: ‘[There are] no small birds in [the] surrounding trees.
‘The sparrows have been annihilated; they’ve wiped out the flying insects.’
Gateshead Council denies ‘completely false’ claims
In a Facebook post, which has been shared more than 1,200 times, Gateshead Council announced yesterday: ‘Street lights will not induce miscarriages in pregnant women, or cause insomnia, or nosebleeds, and they are not killing all the birds and insects.’
The post adds the borough is not taking part in ‘secret Government trials’ before 5G is rolled out nationwide.
It adds the council has been advised by Public Health England, which reviewed guidance issued by bodies including the World Health Organization, and confirmed the technology carries no health risks.
The post urges people share the statement with those ‘badly frightened’ by the claims and ends with ‘the more people who understand that they are completely false, the better’.
Despite Gateshead council’s claim that they are not using 5G, Mr Steele said: ‘The transmitter operates at 868 – 870 MHz. That is a specific 5G spectrum.
‘The increase in transmitters even if they did operate at 2G – 3G, as the council have stated, would make them 5G’.
Does science support EMF’s risks?
Previous studies have linked such radiation to ‘internal stress’, which may lead to genetic damage that can cause expectant mothers to miscarry.
Those exposed to the highest levels of EMF radiation are 48 per cent more likely to lose their baby than women exposed to the lowest amounts, according to a 2017 study by the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends MF radiation, to which everyone is exposed to to some extent, be studied for its effect on pregnancies.
The WHO classifies EMF as a ‘possible human carcinogen’ but does not consider electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) a condition. EHS is a claimed sensitivity to EMF, leading to headache, fatigue and stress.
Commenting on the matter, The Parliamentary Assembly from the Council of Europe, said: ‘Waiting for high levels of scientific and clinical proof before taking action to prevent well-known risks can lead to very high health and economic costs, as was the case with asbestos, leaded petrol and tobacco.’
What is being done about it?
Researchers from a network known as EMF Scientists, which includes doctors from the University of Columbia, are appealing to the UN to encourage the WHO to develop stricter EMF guidelines, while also educating the public on the risks.
In January 2015, the French parliament adopted a comprehensive law that protects the general public from excessive exposure to electromagnetic waves.
Among other things, the legislation has banned Wi-Fi in nurseries for children under three years old. It also requires primary schools teaching children under 11 to only turn Wi-Fi on when it is being used for specific lessons.
As of February 2016, 220 scientists from 42 countries have signed an international Appeal, directed to the UN and WHO, calling for protection from EMF exposure.
According to EUROPAEM, the only treatment for EMF-related illnesses is to eliminate or reduce the radiation source.
(Natural News) The “quick facts” provided by the Alzheimer’s Association are pretty concerning: More than five million people in America are living with Alzheimer’s, and that number is projected to reach 16 million by the year 2050. As the sixth leading cause of death in our nation, it kills more Americans than prostate cancer and breast cancer combined. Someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s every 66 seconds; will you be one of them?
With statistics like these, it’s no wonder that people want to do everything they can to reduce their odds. However, it’s also important to note that Alzheimer’s is only one of the potential causes of dementia. While many people use the terms interchangeably, Alzheimer’s is really only responsible for around 50 to 70 percent of dementia cases. The misleading terminology is obscuring one very dark fact about dementia: Many times, it’s being caused not by something scientists are still struggling to understand like Alzheimer’s but rather by things that are masquerading as tools for good health; vaccines and prescription drugs.
In fact, the Alzheimer’s Association that publicizes these statistics is subsidized by Big Pharma. It’s simply good business sense that they want people to believe that every memory-loss patient falls under the Alzheimer’s umbrella because then they can sell you drugs that purportedly address it. Their research has led them to an approach that pays dividends: promoting and destigmatizing what many think of as “mental illnesses,” making them seem unpreventable but manageable with drugs. Many people who work for the Alzheimer’s Association and similar organizations are well-meaning people who want to help and are often unaware of the connection to Big Pharma.
You have more control over “dementia” than you’re being led to believe
It’s no coincidence that dementia cases have been spiking during the same time that children and adults alike are being over-vaccinated (flu shot, anyone?) and the over-prescription of brain-altering drugs like antidepressants is prevalent.
A help guide based on a Harvard University report admits as much. According to the report, “medications are common culprits in mental decline.” As the body ages, the liver’s efficiency when it comes to metabolizing drugs declines, and the kidneys do not eliminate them as quickly as they once did. This causes the drugs to accumulate in the body, which means those who take multiple medications are particularly susceptible to this effect.
Included in the list of drugs published in the guide that cause dementia-like symptoms are antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, sedatives, corticosteroids, narcotics, antihistamines, cardiovascular drugs, and anticonvulsants. It’s a very broad range of drugs, and many elderly people take medications from one or more of those categories. In fact, you might want to go check your medicine cabinet right now.
A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine correlated the use of popular medications like Benadryl and other anticholinergic drugs with dementia onset. According to the researchers, patients who took these medications for three years or more had a 54 percent higher chance of going on to develop the disorder.
Vaccines are also responsible for causing symptoms mistaken for dementia. People in their 40s are increasingly being diagnosed with “dementia,” and experts believe that environmental factors must be responsible in these cases. Mercury-containing thimerosalwas used widely in childhood vaccines until 2001 and remains in some vaccines, including flu shots, to this day. A study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that exposure to mercury could produce many of the changes that are seen in Alzheimer’s patients, including impaired cognitive function and memory as well as confusion.
Researcher Richard Deth stated: “Mercury is clearly contributing to neurological problems, whose rate is increasing in parallel with rising levels of mercury. It seems that the two are tied together.”
Another common ingredient found in vaccines, aluminum, has been linked to dementia as well.
The latest Unicef report has us languishing at the bottom of the developed world in relation to the health and welfare our children and youth. This report was based on the data our government collects and concerningly, with regards to child poverty, a ranking wasn’t provided because of a refusal to follow standard practice (an admission of failure?). In many documented areas we are seriously neglecting our young people (ranking numbers are determined by the data provided from a maximum of 41 developed countries):
Child Poverty (41/41?) I consider that we must be by far the worst in the developed world for child poverty when the Government refuses to use the same measures as other countries so that we can be ranked. Our Children’s Commissioner and the Child Poverty Monitor currently state that 14% of our children suffer from material hardship. We have a much higher threshold to determine this and require 7 elements to recognise hardship, while most other countries use only two. The US is ranked 33 out of 37 for child poverty and they have 21% of their children in households living below the poverty threshold. 28% of our children live below the poverty line and 16% live in jobless households, so I would surmise that we could be the worst. We also have the most expensive housing in the world and a homelessness problem that has exploded in recent years. Between 2006 and 2013 homelessness grew by 25% and involved 1% of the population and 53% of our homeless were families with children. Now that shortages have become increasingly pronounced over the four years since then, I would suggest around 2% of the population is now homeless and many more are living in substandard housing. Third world diseases like rheumatic fever are now common place here, and are directly related to housing poverty. New Zealand is clearly too afraid to provide relevant statistics to enable us to be ranked.
Teen Suicide (34/34) We are the worst by a great margin. The median number of teen suicides per 1,000 for developed nations is around 7.5, while 15.5 of our 15-19 year olds take their own lives. This is a shocking indictment on the ability of families to support their teens and our severely under-resourced mental health system. I can imagine few developed countries that would lock struggling youth in adult prisons because of a shortage of youth facilities. Those specialised youth facilities that do exist are run like prisons for hardened criminals. Youth prisoners can be locked in their cells for 19 hours a day, which is classified as torture, is emotionally damaging and unlikely to support rehabilitation.
Whilst as far as we know the man himself is currently sunbathing in Hawaii at his $5.6 million holiday home, back here by all accounts, folks from afar are buying up property like there’s no tomorrow in the hopes of escaping the ‘apocalypse’ that the spin doctors aka whore media are whipping up.
Super-rich American “preppers” are buying up New Zealand land to escape to in case the US collapses or the poor rise up in revolt against them, The New Yorker reports…Foreigners bought over 3500 square kilometres of New Zealand in the first ten months of 2016, over four times as much as they did in the same period in 2010. Read more
41K+ Kiwis are Now Homeless
You only need scan Fascistbook for evidence of the spin. It gets more ridiculous by the hour and meanwhile, with NZ’s child poverty third worst in the developed world (UNICEF), more than 41K+ homeless Kiwis (2013 estimate) are sleeping in cars and garages. It’s to be hoped the new immigrants don’t have mental health issues.
“in this room that has no windows, no air conditioning, crumbling ceilings and cracks in the walls. It would give anyone nightmares let alone someone having a psychotic episode.”
“The concerns with the clinic became public after an email from Associate Health Minister and Christchurch Central MP Nicky Wagner, which said the whole of Canterbury’s medical system was under stress while the city was rebuilt after the earthquakes”.
Further, “The Christchurch earthquakes have been linked to at least 40 suicides, a Herald investigation of coroners’ reports has found”. Read more
“While the city was rebuilt after the earthquakes?” Five years have gone by and under John Key’s watch little has been done. One woman said that…
She has been dealing with her insurer, IAG, for the past two years on reaching a settlement. “It’s just been a continual rigmarole. It’s been absolutely crazy. They’re still denying the extent of my damage. They bought a geo-tech in that completely denied the impact on my property. I mean, you can see the impact.” Source
I know of people still living in caravans who lost their homes. Meanwhile Christchurch City Council has built a multi million dollar complex for themselves and helped fund art works in the Avon River.
The Christchurch City Council spent $502,000 on the pair of figures, garnering criticism at a time when rates were rising. Read more
Of course everybody knows a decimated city grieving the death of 185 people needs art works more than it needs housing for the homeless don’t they?
Housing Severely Unaffordable
And on the topic of the homeless, we learn of another of Key’s ‘wonderful’ legacies. Auckland’s housing market is now fourth least affordable in the world, with prices at ten times the median income. Radio NZ reports that housing in many NZ cities is ‘severely unaffordable’.
The annual Demographia survey, which compares prices to income in 404 cities, has ranked Auckland’s housing market the fourth least affordable in the world, the same as last year, with prices at 10 times the median income…
Hugh Pavletich, one of the report’s authors, said Auckland’s extreme house prices were a sign of failure, not success.
“It is actually a very serious situation. That’s double what a severely unaffordable market should be (5.1 or over). It’s a crisis situation in Auckland.”
“Mr Pavletich told Morning Report when National took office in 2008, house prices in Auckland were 6.4 times the median income.
He said if the government had been moderately competent, it would have worked to keep prices reasonable.
“And if they had actually gone on and actually done something, and actually quietly reduced prices over the last eight or nine years, our house prices would be about four times incomes now, and roughly about $330,000 for Auckland.”
Mr Pavletich urged the government to free up land supply and called on Prime Minister Bill English directly to lead all the political parties towards a consensus on how to deal with Auckland’s high housing costs.” Read more
And then there’s child poverty.
NZ’s Child Poverty Third Worst in Developed World (UNICEF)
Does Key feel any shame when viewing this on the UNICEF website? Or has he even seen it? The world is discussing how to alleviate NZ children’s poverty, while NZ’s ex PM is holidaying in a $5.6 million luxury pad?
Who Has Key Really Been Working For?
But really, are we surprized? Key who said pre election when garnering votes he would be working for NZ, has proven to have worked only for himself and his rich mates. Watch an exposé of his activities by the late Evelyn Gilbert (RIP Evelyn) interviewed by Vinny Eastwood at this link. (You can read more of Evelyn’s revelations on the banking industry at this link.)
Gareth Hughes from the Green Party reviewed Key’s accomplishments last year in Parliament. He summarizes them really well, worth the five minute listen.
And reflecting himself (?) on his proud legacy of homelessness, child poverty, pollution, asset sales, indebtedness and more, Key is sunbathing at his $5.6 million luxury pad in Hawaii. A severe case of ‘let them eat cake’. Not for one minute do I believe his timely departure had anything at all to do with Bronagh’s tiredness.
From the wide, shady “lanai” deck of John Key’s $5.6 million Maui holiday home, the view of the Pacific Ocean and Wailea Beach is sweeping. Below is the gated community of Ho’olei, part of the Wailea Beach development on the southern side of Maui – 600ha of world-class resorts, 2000 condominiums and 500 private homes, three championship golf courses, a dozen world class restaurants, countless pools, several luxury spas and the 12-court Wailea Tennis Club. It is the playground of the super wealthy, mostly American business people who have a second, third or fourth home at Wailea. Read more
Key’s Holiday Views Overlooking the Wailea Blue Golf Course, Hawaii
Key the Banker
Finally, watch Key’s gaze as Auckland anti-corruption activist Penny Bright calls him out on his banking activities and the very pertinent question, is he profiting personally from NZ’s very large debt? ..
See further videos exposing Key’s financial activities here.
“Electromagnetic fields of extremely low frequency have been shown at a high statistical level to influence human circadian rhythms.”
This video will take you back to the ground-breaking research that decades ago, first exposed the risks posed by EMFs. Information you were not supposed to be privy to.
“Frequency & vibration! Microwaves, mobiles phones, wireless devices are all linked to TUMOURS & CANCER IN THE BRAIN.”
“We are surrounded by these growing number of frequencies around us, causing illness and death to humans, birds & bees.
The proof is all around us, you can do some simple tests to see how exposed you are, then you can take some measures to protect yourself and your family, then I think we all need to start taking legal action against the owners of these towers.” (Alex Alexander’s Youtube channel)
Do educate yourself on this issue. In particular read and listen to Barrie Trower, a British Physicist who was a microwave weapons expert and worked for the Royal Navy and the British Secret Service. He speaks from his wealth of experience and expertise. He knows what he is talking about and has no vested financial interests in telling you untruths. The corporations however that sell you the said gadgets and appliances do unfortunately, and have no qualms about doing so. Cancers are a growing concern (stats are at one in three and less now) … you owe it to yourself and your loved ones to do the necessary research and make some informed decisions about protecting yourselves. Corporations will not tell you this at risk of alarming you and negatively influencing your buying decisions. There are ways to protect yourself however, that do not involve throwing the gadgets out. Remember also, we now have to contend with the radiation emitted by smart or advanced meters as they are commonly known here in NZ. Smart meters are currently being rolled out and carry proven health risks. Power companies deny their health effects. Go to our Smart Meter page to learn more.