Lockdowns NEVER protected the vulnerable, but rather harmed the vulnerable and poor and shifted the morbidity and mortality burden to the underprivileged; it was the underprivileged that hurt most
by Paul Alexander
It is the café latte, laptop class, the ones who gets the vapors on hearing each new infection on CNN, it is that class that benefitted from lockdowns; the professional elite class that could shield
COVID revealed it is a disease of disparity and lower SES persons bore the brunt. Though it was clear 2 weeks in that ‘age’ was the principle risk factor, even when you teased out underlying risk factors and co-morbidities. Risk factors just added fuel to the fire as COVID exploited risks. This must be studied urgently to unravel the heightened risks but let us examine what we did with the Fauci and Birx inspired lockdowns.
The fact is that lockdowns did not protect the vulnerable, but rather harmed the vulnerable and shifted the morbidity and mortality burden to the underprivileged. Devastatingly so! We crushed them! Especially our poorer children! We locked down the ‘well’ and healthy in society, the ones that should have been allowed to ‘face’ the pathogen and live free, to be exposed naturally and harmlessly, given we quickly knew who the high risk group was. The ones who we could then use to protect the vulnerable and this was always done in such epidemics and pandemics. But no, not for COVID, something was WAY different. Which is unscientific and nonsensical, specious and absurd, while at the same time failing to properly protect the actual group that lockdowns were proposed to protect, the vulnerable and elderly. We actually did the opposite. We locked down the ‘well’ and failed to protect the vulnerable. This is what history will show.
In doing this, we shifted the burden to the poor and caused catastrophic consequences for them. They were in the worst economic situation to afford to ‘shield’ and be locked down and estimates are that it will be decades (if not the balance of the 21st century) for them to recover from what we did.
It is rather perverse what we did, we the ‘pinky in the air as we sip our chia class’, we got to walk our dogs more, do some extra shopping, do some renovations, buy some books and catch up on some extra reading, and we could zoom meet, uber out, AMAZON shop, get pods for our kids, hire tutors, and home school while the working poor class faced the pathogen and suffered most. The data is clear!
Wealth disparities placed those who were more vulnerable economically in a very difficult position in terms of sheltering from the pandemic. It was devastating for them for they could not shelter. It left them exposed! COVID-19 has emerged as a boon for the rich ‘laptop’ class and a disaster for the poor. The actions of our governments and Fauci and Birx hurt the poor in societies terribly and it is unforgivable for those faceless technocrats and COVID advisors ex cathedra, barking edicts to the population, never EVER suffered one day lost pay, never EVER faced the devastation the poorer underprivileged class faced and they are actually now angry as their nice cadence of remote life may come to an end. Who knows, maybe they will find a way to prolong this but OMICRON has emerged that tells us all, that COVID is done, it is OVER! OMICRON tells us this. It is time to get back to normal life, or at the least, what is left of normalcy!