We all know the term “15 days to slow the spread” that turned into 6 months of lockdowns, severe restrictive measures, loneliness, isolation, missed opportunity, family, and friends, lost jobs, and a terrible drop in the economy. 15 days to slow the spread was implemented so the hospitals wouldn’t get overrun with critical patients. It is impossible to require millions of people to stay in their homes for two weeks, the spread of the virus was still going to happen no matter what.
After being in lockdown for a few months, schools and businesses were ready and needed to reopen. Families wanted to reunite and citizens wanted to get their lives back and return to a normal way of living. The World Health Organization warned of the dangers of reopening too soon and that lifting any or all restrictive measures could prove catastrophic; so everything stayed shut down. Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, “The last thing any country needs is to open schools and businesses, only to be forced to close them again because of a resurgence.”
But now he says, “We need to reach a sustainable situation where we have adequate control of this virus without shutting down our lives entirely, or lurching from lockdown to lockdown-which has a hugely detrimental impact on societies.”
Representative for the WHO, Dr. David Nabarro, said that lockdowns should only occur as a last resort and not be the first defense tactic. He said, “We in the World Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as the primary means of control of this virus. The only time we believe a lockdown is justified is to buy you time to reorganize, regroup, and rebalance your resources, protect your health workers who are exhausted, but by and large, we’d rather not do it.”
So where was that statement when we needed it 6 months ago; when nationwide lockdowns were first proposed? Why didn’t they warn of the massive economic impact that would result from a nationwide lockdown? An impact that millions of suffering, homeless, and hungry Americans are now seeing every day?
As Nabarro said, “Lockdowns just have one consequence that you must never belittle, and that is making poor people an awful lot poorer.” Why are they just now caring about the impact that these lockdowns would have on the poor? Or anyone else for that matter.
These lockdowns were a complete and total disaster, there is no way around that. Because of the lockdowns, Americans are suffering. Because of the lockdowns, Americans are without jobs. Because of the lockdowns, Americans have been forced to comply in the name of public safety. But public safety is a multifaceted issue. What about all the instances of domestic violence that skyrocketed because of the forced shut-in? What about all of the suicides? The new or perpetuated addictions from being locked away and forced into a world of isolation? What about all the children whose abuse never got detected and reported because they weren’t in school? What about them; did their safety matter?
Why is the WHO just now saying that the lockdowns never should have happened? Why are they just now mentioning the harmful economic consequences of a nationwide shutdown that the whole world is currently seeing?
These lockdowns never should have happened. The WHO knows it, the democrats know it, the doctors, the scientists, the politicians know it. The Americans know it and we’re not happy about it. We’ve had enough and we’re taking our country back.
These lockdowns were never about public safety. It was an experiment to see just how willing Americans would be to give up their freedoms. We came dangerously close to losing everything, but we woke up, and said no more.
We’ve played along for far too long and we refuse to do it any longer. We want to see our family and friends. We want to travel. We want to go to restaurants. We want to go to the library. We want to live our lives again. We want to live our lives the way we should have been living these last 6 months. We want to live free.