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(LifeSiteNews) – A June study found that lockdowns increase the mortality rate.

The study, done by researchers from both the non-partisan RAND Corporation and the University of Southern California, compared the number of non-coronavirus deaths registered before the COVID-19 lockdowns to that of non-coronavirus deaths registered during the lockdowns.

“We find that following the implementation of Shelter-in-Place (SIP) policies, excess mortality increases,” the researchers wrote. The researchers used SIP as a blanket term to refer to lockdowns, stay-at-home orders, and other similar draconian mandates.

The researchers analyzed the statistics from 43 countries and most American states. Some of the countries and states had jumped into lockdowns immediately. Others waited for some time before the lockdowns were mandated. In both of these pro-lockdown approaches, however, the pattern was the same: there was an increase in non-COVID or excess deaths.

The isolation resulting from the lockdowns, the study suggested, may have led to “several important unintended consequences” such as unemployment, increased stress and anxiety, substance abuse, suicides, increased child abuse and domestic violence, and those needing medical attention (such as cancer screenings) not being able to access it due to hospital restrictions.

Furthermore, the research noted that some countries that “implemented SIP policies experienced a decline in excess mortality prior to implementation.” These countries had registered declining excess deaths before the pandemic. After lockdowns, the recorded excess deaths increased. Islands like the state of Hawaii were the only exception.

Another important aspect of the research included a look into whether or not it made a difference if a country or American state jumped into lockdowns right away or waited. The researchers “failed to find that countries or U.S. states that implemented SIP policies earlier, and in which SIP policies had longer to operate, had lower excess deaths than countries/U.S. states that were slower to implement SIP policies.”

The conclusion is that lockdowns have resulted in an increase in deaths from causes other than the coronavirus across the United States and in 43 countries including Canada, countries in Europe, Israel, and Scandinavia.

This study is not the first to raise concerns about the harmful effects of lockdowns.

Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a Stanford University Medical School epidemiologist and public health expert, explained in a recent interview that, in his professional opinion, lockdowns have been the cause of more deaths than lives saved.

“I say the lockdowns were the single biggest mistake in public health history. I still believe that. I don’t see how anyone can look at lockdown and say there was successful policy,” Dr. Jay Bhattacharya said.

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On Thursday, September 9th, Joe Biden announced the latest round of federal orders meant to further coerce large swaths of the public into getting the COVID vaccine -- many against their will.

While the legal standing of these measures is, at best, dubious, the Biden Administration appears more ready than ever to gut our individual rights and practically erase medical autonomy in our country.

This latest escalation in overreach was announced via a televised speech in which Biden outlined a new "six-point plan" that includes far more than just six avenues to achieve mass medical compliance.

Among the most egregious new federal mandates are the following:

  • A requirement that all private businesses employing more than 100 people mandate their workers get the Covid-19 vaccine or submit to weekly testing (to be implemented by way of a new Department of Labor rule)
  • A requirement that all federal employees and federal contractors get the COVID vaccine
  • A requirement that all healthcare workers in facilities that receive reimbursement from Medicare and/or Medicaid (an estimated 17 million) get the Covid-19 vaccine without an alternative testing option
  • A requirement that all Head Start teachers get the COVID vaccine
  • A federal effort to lobby states to implement vaccine mandates for all school employees, and require regular testing of all students and school staff
  • A federal effort to lobby entertainment venues to require proof of vaccination or testing in order to grant entry to the public
  • A continuation of mask mandates on all federal properties and during interstate travel (i.e. planes, trains, buses)

All in all, these new vaccine mandates, which will go into effect within the coming weeks, will affect an estimated 100 million American workers -- 2/3rds of the entire workforce!

And, according to an administration official, violations of these unconstitutional requirements could result in fines of up to $14,000.

While this is clearly a political ploy on the part of the Joe Biden and his team of power-hungry Washington insiders to shift the focus from their disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, the American public knows better: After nearly a year and a half's worth of arbitrary, ever-changing, and unconstitutional government mandates in response to the COVID outbreak, it was always a given that the Biden Administration would ramp things up even further when it behooved them.

And now, it would seem that time has officially come.

"This is not about freedom or personal choice," Biden uttered in his remarks, confirming his administration's blatant dismissal of all Americans' right(s) to accept or decline the experimental Covid-19 vaccine.

This is a stunning reversal from Biden's declaration last December that "I don’t think [the vaccine] should be mandatory, I wouldn’t demand it to be mandatory."

In fact, Biden even confirmed his intention to flout states' rights in the process, warning that "If these governors won’t help us beat the pandemic I’ll use my power as president to get them out of the way."

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As we've said from the beginning, science, basic logic, and common sense should dictate policy regarding COVID and the Delta variant.

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The American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), in an article describing the negative effects of lockdowns, provides a list of 31 studies including technical reports, peer-reviewed research, and scientific manuscripts that all show “that lockdowns have been an abject failure, do not work to prevent viral spread and in fact cause great harm.”

The Great Barrington Declaration, now with over 850,000 signatures, lists a number of negative consequences to lockdowns that cumulatively outweigh their effectiveness. The Declaration, developed by medical scientists and epidemiologists, states that “those who are not vulnerable should immediately be allowed to resume life as normal. Simple hygiene measures, such as hand washing and staying home when sick should be practiced by everyone to reduce the herd immunity threshold.”

The Declaration also calls for in-person learning in both schools and post-secondary institutes, sports to be resumed, businesses opened, and the arts reactivated.

“People who are more at risk may participate if they wish, while society as a whole enjoys the protection conferred upon the vulnerable by those who have built up herd immunity,” it says.