Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, September 4, 2021, #317
Climate engineering is further fueling fires and floods all over the world. While the west coast of the US continues to bake and burn, other parts of the country are being constantly deluged and drowned. The steering of Hurricane Ida is the latest example. Climate intervention operations are completely disrupting and derailing the entire global hydrological cycle. The constant succession of weather catastrophes has heaped even more hardship on top of populations already reeling from the ongoing CV-19 scenario. The human race and the entire web of life are under siege, when will major links in the chain begin to break? The latest installment of Global Alert News is below.
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The insanity just keeps getting more and more inconceivable by the day!
Wildfire Smoke May Interfere with Clouds Producing Rain – Videos from The Weather Channel | weather.com
Now they're blaming the drought in California on smoke. And they have consistently blamed the fires on poor forest management and not enough controlled burns.
Blaming crop failures on Farmers who are not using enough glyphosate? Or blaming ocean dead zones on too many hurricanes that are sucking oxygen from the water?
What about Climate Engineering… being the root cause for droughts, forest fires and the smoke.? Altering forever the PH and toxicity levels of crop soils and heating oceans to the boiling point. Allowing for more aquatic plants that consume oxygen to thrive and killing those that produce oxygen.
Oh hell no! Meteorologists and climatologists want to blame our climate emergency on Nature itself and humans that don't burn enough trees, or spread enough chemicals into our air, water and soil. Chemicals that irrigate into rivers and flow out into the oceans. Where they are responsible for marine life genocide. Chemicals in the air that are chocking the life out of Earth's entire biosphere. Chemicals in the soil, rain and snow that are sanitizing and sterilizing everything on this planet.
The insanity of trading a paycheck and 401k, for a dying planet and calling people like us conspiracy theorists. Because we recognize the evil that's eating them up, from the inside out!
Thank You ongoing Dane, Raymond, Susan, Horseman Mike and Everyone ~
Checking In as I Can. Your Bio Reports are amazing, Susan. I had a few special study occasions in a UC Riverside CA Abstracts Library back in my early years of Medical Office studies and the amount of work you do is incredible along with Raymond’s and so many others here. And Dane is ongoing “Awesome”.
Brief North Carolina Report- We ARE getting sprayed constantly and the trails disintegrate rapidly with often 4 exhaust units spraying and the silver jets are moving rapidly. Sunny sky today filled with whitish particulates. Everyone seems to be getting symptoms of respiratory flu – and confused, calling it ‘Covid/Delta’? They don’t know what to think. More people, especially older folks are back to masks, even though they’ve been vaccinated. Pets are getting respiratory problems and veterinarians are blaming CHF (congestive heart failure), weight, age, etc. I’m so grateful for All the information and Dane’s ongoing March of Truth here as confusion is rampant. I will be making a new batch of Quinine this week and encourage others to do the same. I’m waiting for the Fall episodes of bake/freeze to begin as They try to create winter out of the disappearing ozone atmosphere that’s getting ever warmer. The airborne biological strains are definitely beginning to be noticeable as more people show signs of illness. I am returning to public indoor mask wearing which works well in cold/flu seasons anyway.
Blessings and KOKO All
FOIA Release: Fauci Funded Construction Of 'Chimeric Coronaviruses' In Wuhan / Zero Hedge
When Dr. Anthony Fauci confidently screamed at Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) in July – calling him a liar for accusing him of funding so-called "Gain-of-Function" (GoF) research in Wuhan, China to make coronaviruses more transmissible to humans, the argument ultimately faded due to Fauci's unsupported claim that the research didn't technically fit the definition of GoF.
Now, thanks to materials (here and here) released through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by The Intercept against the National Institutes of Health (which were unredacted enough to toss Fauci under the bus), we now know that Fauci-funded EcoHealth Alliance, a New York-based nonprofit headed by Peter Daszak, was absolutely engaged in gain-of-function research to make chimeric SARS-based coronaviruses, which they confirmed could infect human cells.
… "The trove of documents includes two previously unpublished grant proposals that were funded by the NIAID, as well as project updates relating to the EcoHealth Alliance’s research, which has been scrutinized amid increased interest in the origins of the pandemic."
The materials show that the 2014 and 2019 NIH grants to EcoHealth with subcontracts to WIV funded gain-of-function research as defined in federal policies in effect in 2014-2017 and potential pandemic pathogen enhancement as defined in federal policies in effect in 2017-present.
(This had been evident previously from published research papers that credited the 2014 grant and from the publicly available summary of the 2019 grant. But this now can be stated definitively from progress reports of the 2014 grant and the full proposal of the 2017 grant.)
The materials confirm the grants supported the construction–in Wuhan–of novel chimeric SARS-related coronaviruses that combined a spike gene from one coronavirus with genetic information from another coronavirus, and confirmed the resulting viruses could infect human cells.
… The materials reveal that the resulting novel, laboratory-generated SARS-related coronaviruses also could infect mice engineered to display human receptors on cells ("humanized mice").
The materials further reveal for the first time that one of the resulting novel, laboratory-generated SARS-related coronaviruses–one not been previously disclosed publicly–was more pathogenic to humanized mice than the starting virus from which it was constructed…
…and thus not only was reasonably anticipated to exhibit enhanced pathogenicity, but, indeed, was *demonstrated* to exhibit enhanced pathogenicity.
The materials further reveal that the the grants also supported the construction–in Wuhan–of novel chimeric MERS-related coronaviruses that combined spike genes from one MERS-related coronavirus with genetic information from another MERS-related coronavirus.
The documents make it clear that assertions by the NIH Director, Francis Collins, and the NIAID Director, Anthony Fauci, that the NIH did not support gain-of-function research or potential pandemic pathogen enhancement at WIV are untruthful.
Alina Chan, a molecular biologist at the Broad Institute, said the documents show that the EcoHealth Alliance has reason to take the lab leak theory seriously. “In this proposal, they actually point out that they know how risky this work is. They keep talking about people potentially getting bitten — and they kept records of everyone who got bitten,” Chan said. “Does EcoHealth have those records? And if not, how can they possibly rule out a research-related accident?” -The Intercept
The controllers will be more than happy to let Dr. Fauci serve the role of fall guy. We should go after ALL of them. It's amazing more people haven't demanded an investigation into taxpayer funded bioweapons research. The implications for future release of pathogens is quite frightening.
US media suppressed China's demand for an investigation into Ft. Detrick and UNC Chapel Hill bioweapons labs. Instead, they push fear of China collecting and monitoring US citizens personal information.
Considering massive overpopulation in China, the evil bastards behind the scenes there are no doubt ready to join the other manipulators around the world and cull the herd.
I was finally able to finish reading the 900 page report that you elaborate on Susan and it proves conclusively that FAUCI is guilty of making the Coronavirus able to infect humans… simply from inhaling the spores. Which is exactly how deadly gases were used in WW-I and WW-II. So there's also no doubt that the US authorized funds to research the development of making the Coronavirus a weapon of war!
But here is the REAL Bombshell in all of this.
The one man that's central to the entire pandemic's patient ZERO and the official origin of the virus break out, is of course Peter Daszak.
The very same individual that the World Health Organization appointed to head up the team sent to the Wuhan Lab. In their supposed investigation of the virus origins and possible leak from that facility!
The very same person who made sure that all American private and government funds were used in gain of function research to begin with at that very same lab and the cave network, where the virus was first discovered twelve years earlier! Just down the road from the lab.
Peter Daszak worked personally with the lead scientists at the lab and those who took field trips to the bat caves. Talk about ORIGINS!
He is the mastermind behind the entire Pandemic and Fauci was propped up to play the Great Savior, from the very beginning. When our government decided to use SARS-II naturally mutated variants, to turn it into a Weapon of Mass Killing and the strain we know today as CV-19.
The 900 page report is basically the BLUEPRINT for the entire Plandemic Project to Cull the World's population. And that's why they gave Fauci full immunity from prosecution… and will likely throw Daszak under the bus as the Fall Guy.
Mark my words. If a public lynching is deemed necessary to quell the masses? Then Daszak will take the fall and Fauci will die rich, free and from old age. Even Rand Paul will eventually settle for Daszak, when he realizes that Fauci is untouchable.
Re: Bioweapons research being tax funded and why we didn't know about it: "They" also control the media which stopped talking about bioweapons and bioweapon research back in the 90s. Big mistake. Newsmedia CEOs get sick, too. A$$holes.
My contact in Texas that I left one of my advanced weather stations with, is telling me that it has become a living Hell there! She says that the official recorded high temperatures are between 10 to 15 degrees below the actual high temps and overnight lows are off by almost 10 degrees.
And NOAA released their September outlook in August, saying temps should be well below average in Texas. Now yesterday, they released an updated outlook saying it will be close to average. Funny how they have yet to get even one outlook for the month in Texas right, in over 5 years!
My contact reports that for 2 weeks straight it has gotten over 100 degrees and the humidity has been between 72 and 85%. Yet NOAA has the temps officially recorded in the upper 80s to low 90s, with the humidity ranging between 43 and 58%.
Nights are just as sweltering in the 80s and humidity over 90%. But NOAA claims it has been in the upper 60s to low 70s and humidity no higher than 72%.
So why are they saying the September outlook should be close to average? When the 15 day long range forecast is showing 98 to 102 degrees every day. And the average is 86 and 58!
So basically it will likely be closer to 110 to 115 degrees in the day and near 90 at night. With that same extended forecast showing a high of 101 degrees, for the first day of Fall.
And there is no high pressure heat dome over Texas, like they keep creating over northern California either. This is evidently a new form of technology doing that down in Texas, or maybe just a simple explanation as the Venus Syndrome beginning to form and expand over the entire planet now.
I sure as hell don't miss living in that oven!
not yet seen "The Dimming" Must See immediately. Per this current Georgia Guide Stone Acting number#1 event we are participating in. Triple sortie, chem dropping in Middle Canada, The forest canopy are crash opening by trees carnage, All pine sap trees pretty much dried out from inside out and breaking like pencils. The forest floors are void of flora and fauna now, a 23 yr view myself in finding this site for the dots connecting all truths, Reason and Cause behind this devastation, Sad many are still so blind to its truths by their own lack to understand the real truth. This is all out World War Three on the lands waters and living creatures, meaning the you me and them, many deer showing this "Twitch of nervousness" raccons don't look healthy, out wandering daytime for foods no longer able to naturally scounge for foods as normal. Other Range animals, coyotes wolves ranging wider to seek food source. Real shame to see all this mass destruction to all things. Yet people play in the waters by their own direction. The amphibious creatures are declining "no more bull frogs" for yrs now. Guess the sleepers will all let it happen and be dumb founded when its all gone. Already too late. Is this really an off world campaign to rid this planet of ALL Living things, ah yes you too reading this we all are under seige..
Yes. The innocent and the truthful go first. The last to go will be the perpetrators.
Hello my friends. An FYI here if I may. I have printed out on a flyer, the full page add, "Are We The Experiment" that Dane described in this weeks broadcast. I place the stack on the booth table next to the other 2 stacks of flyers. I never pick up the flyer, 'Are We The Experiment' and I am just about out of them and need more. Folks always add that flyer to what I gave them. Several times those folks have returned to the booth with some really good questions. Thank you for creating the add, Dane, it gets folks attention.
The offer I posted on last weeks GAN comment column is still up for grabs. Someone told me that they tried to look me up "in the book" and couldn't find me. My phone book is from black phone book dot com, all one word. Then click on white pages. Maybe that will help someone take me up on my offer that couldn't before. Make 'your' voice heard.
Love and strength my friends. Face to the winds.
Hello Gary M., Speaking of the gentleman RFK Jr. and his Children's Health Defense comment platform on the Defender report, I find it powerfully on the side of fact and lawful action, and am a regular visitor, member and fan. Today I read a Kelly comment, eloquently introduce and invite all to come see GEW site and be educated to include 'our side' of the credible case Dane stands fully behind. Yet could not reply because i must jpin up and have a password. Please help a dino among you. Go visit, not hard to find. We may have some new friends fighting on a similar uphill front
Hi Dane from New Zealand,
Brilliant connecting of the dots with all your hard work. To add fuel to the fire, we just had an orchestrated terror attack in Auckland at a local grocery store. Of course they are blaming it on the Afghanistan situation. Now the Mendes (Media) or criminals are stating there's a call to change law. We are currently at a level 4 lockdown state right now. We can see where this is going.
Stay strong 💪 stay safe my friend!
Michael, the terror attack is an attempt to divert attention from the warming.
"The southern winter that just ended in New Zealand was the warmest ever recorded, and scientists say that climate change is driving temperatures ever higher." Source https://apnews.com
During the Afghanistan evacuation Biden said the main goal is to prevent a terrorist attack on American homeland. Wonder how long before we see ISIS/Afghanistan inspired (orchestrated) terror attacks on US soil.
One unfortunate side effect of all this vax/antivax/mask bullshit is it has hijacked the consciousness of virtually all of humanity…..hijacked awareness AWAY from almost all other critical issues, in particular, climate engineering/geoengineering, etc. And on that point, the geoengineering issue has still never achieved "critical mass" in the public mind though at times it seems we have come close in certain ways. Having said that, I confess I have been startled to find how many of the average public recognizes the term "chemtrails" and when asked, will know that it has something to do with intentional spraying of the skies. I guess that counts for something. But we have all watched with concern how many thousands will gleefully turn out for "climate change" street demonstrations, while at the same time you will see virtually no signs or indications that the general public realizes that "climate change" is, for all practical purposes, just massive demonstrations of the power of climate engineering technologies.
And so….here again…..now we have covid and all of the mountains of lies and filth pouring out of mainstream media and social media. So many millions are cognitively helpless to hack their way through this jungle of extreme criminality. And in fact, probably the primary reason the monsters behind all this are so successful is that the vast majority of the general public are literally incapable of understanding that evil of such magnitude and scope could possibly be functioning right in their midst. They cannot see it. And in many cases, don't want to see it, even if there is a chance it could be true. Too disturbing to digest, and therefore will be happily ignored.
Thank you for mentioning Kennedy's book on Fauci. I just received mine and have not yet finished reading it; however, I refuse to refer to this evil and maniacal being as a doctor. Kennedy brings to us the sordid past of this killer very clearly in the pages of his book, which I recommend highly for those who are not yet aware of Fauci's role in this sordid Covid charade and his other programs of mass annihilation in the recent past.
It is impossible to fathom that so many throughout the world have fallen for Fauci's con and that leaders of nations perpetuate this madness – and that we Americans are not demanding that this man stand before a tribunal charged with deliberate mass murder. How many must die before we awaken?
Blessings to all. We can prevail with courage and hope and action.
The fact official media is forecasting an economic recovery very soon makes me think some kind of "unexpected" event is imminent that will "delay" that recovery once more.
In the meanwhile electricity prices have doubled in Spain since June and tripled since September 2020, similar story all over EU, lots of businesses closing down because of this, from small shops relying on fridges to huge Aluminium factories, food and fuel prices are increasing too.
I'm also told that car's smoke smell much worse than usual, as if it was of lower quality.
So on the whole looks like an increasing scarcity problem that will need a "big excuse" to hide it.
Darkness cannot exist in the light. You will be wonderful at the UN.
Standing and planting with you.
NE AZ smokey grey air contamination stench combined with toxic chemtrail spraying overhead. Heard planes overhead all night into this day, everyday, everything is slowly being killed as we suffocate with everything pouring down on US. Show Low AZ Sunday 2p important event 1900 Bourdon Ranch Rd very important; Go! Weather Warfare!
"Medical Drones" Deployed Over Italian Beaches Search For Feverish People
Zero Hedge / Saturday, Sep 04, 2021
In the early days of the virus pandemic, we covered multiple stories involving drones equipped with thermal optic sensors and artificial intelligence to detect if a person was feverish. More than a year later, this dystopic technology has been deployed over Italian beaches.
According to RT News, citing local Italian media, so-called "medical drones" will hover over the beaches of Ostia, a neighborhood of Rome, on Saturday and Sunday, using thermal optic sensors to measure beachgoers' temperatures to identify those who may be infected with COVID-19.
Such ridiculous idiocy!! It truly feels like living in The Twilight Zone on Steroids.
Israel's 'Coronavirus Czar' Tells Citizens To Prepare For Eventual 4th Shot | ZeroHedge
…the goalposts in ultra-vaxxed Israel keep perpetually moving after health authorities' recent initiative to demand all citizens get a third COVID jab. This even as this past week witnessed the small Mediterranean country reach yet more daily case records.
Despite the WHO coming out against countries giving their populations booster shots at this point, Israel has as of Friday issued a third dose to 2.5 million Israelis. Given the likelihood that this too will fail to blunt the growing numbers of infections, naturally the question is: so what next?
You can't make this up, health authorities are providing this "answer": "Israel’s national coronavirus czar on Saturday called for the country to begin making preparations to eventually administer fourth doses of the coronavirus vaccine," The Times of Israel reports.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result.
Children’s Health Defense – Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
The Cassandras Were Right: The ‘Cure’ for COVID — a Global Takedown of the 99% — Has Proven Far Worse Than the Disease
Early in 2020, shocked citizens and social scientists predicted the widespread imposition of extreme “non-pharmaceutical interventions” in response to COVID would prove to have horrible and costly human and economic trade-offs — turns out they were right.
In early 2020, when authorities in China implemented — overnight — a draconian “lockdown” of 100 million citizens in response to reports of a new virus, the rest of the world little suspected that in short order, the same unprecedented home incarceration policy, along with a host of other “non-pharmaceutical interventions” (NPIs) would be coming soon to a locality near them.
Never before have so-called NPIs — which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also euphemistically refers to as “community mitigation strategies” — so aggressively taken center stage during a declared disease outbreak.
In the U.S., the five most adopted state-level COVID NPIs have been state-of-emergency orders, bans or limits on social gatherings, school closures, business restrictions (notably, restaurants) and stay-at-home orders.
The daunting list of “top-down … and bottom-up” NPI measures also includes travel bans, curfews, social distancing, masks, chemical hygiene and remote working — all adding up to the behavior change equivalent of shock doctrine financial austerity.
Early in 2020, shocked citizens and social scientists predicted the widespread imposition of these “extreme measures of unknown effectiveness” would prove to have horrible and costly human and economic trade-offs.
To reinforce the warnings, some pointed to Korea’s experience with Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in 2015, when thousands of school closures, widespread event cancellations and large-scale restrictions on freedom of movement cost the Asian nation $10 billion and an economically damaging 41% drop in tourism.
Noting the disproportionately harsh socioeconomic impact for an illness for which “the numbers of infections and deaths … were smaller than the numbers of those from tuberculosis or seasonal influenza,” a preventive medicine expert who chronicled the Korean fiasco observed, “the people who undertake the costs incurred by movement restriction are not the same people who benefit.”
A similar observation can be brought to bear on the prevailing COVID situation. Eighteen months in, most of the world is still being subjected to an endless Groundhog Day loop of dystopian restrictions (with a virus hardly even needed as justification anymore), while global elites widen the wealth gap to obscene levels and steadily consolidate technocratic controls.
At this juncture, there is little doubt the Cassandras who had the foresight to call out COVID-related NPIs as a “colossal public health calamity” and totalitarian threat are being vindicated — in spades.
“Lockdowners” have not only managed to replace a century of “public-health wisdom … with an untested, top-down imposition on freedom and human rights,” wrote the American Institute for Economic Research in December 2020, but are openly working to establish “universal social and economic controls” as the new “orthodoxy.”
‘Fundamentally altered the child health landscape’
From all corners of the globe, the data flooding in indicate NPI policies have been particularly disastrous for children.
Consider a bombshell COVID preprint study published in August, in which Brown University researchers provide “suggestive” — and alarming — evidence that NPIs have “fundamentally altered the child health landscape” and are “significantly and negatively affecting infant and child development.”
Calling attention to the extensive ramifications for children of closing businesses, daycares, schools and playgrounds, as well as parents’ increased stress and children’s “reduced interaction, stimulation and creative play with other children,” the researchers reported children born during the pandemic are displaying significantly lower cognitive performance (verbal, motor and overall) compared to children born pre-pandemic.
The researchers’ IQ testing of pandemic babies produced an average score of around 78, versus a mean IQ score that, over the past decade, hovered around 100.
The study’s lead author characterized the findings as “not subtle by any stretch.”
Crash-and-burn of jobs and small businesses
A November 2020 report by the University of Southern California (USC) that examined the impact of mandatory closures and “partial reopenings” found those two NPI variables were “the most influential factor in the economy’s decline.”
USC predicted the two drastic policy measures “could result in a 22% loss of U.S. GDP in just one year and an even greater loss … over two years” — amounting to as much as $4.8 trillion in lost GDP.
Job loss and unemployment are an obvious source of parental stress with direct and trickle-down effects on children.
Thanks to the NPI-facilitated COVID recession, job losses during COVID-19 have had the distinction of being the “deepest ever” and the “most abrupt” compared to past recessions, as well as hitting low-wage workers the hardest.
Although economists reported, as of August 2020, recovery of half of the lost jobs, the most economically vulnerable were far less likely to have regained employment — bad news for children and families already living on the edge.
Even with some job recovery, overall job losses remained in excess of the peak recorded during the 2007–2009 Great Recession.
Small businesses that have the well-deserved reputation of being the “backbone” or “lifeblood” of the American economy have suffered acutely under capricious NPIs. Under current or threatened lockdowns, one analysis of small business hardship concluded, “it is hard for small businesses to find certainty in their operations or finances.”
In the U.S., the impact on restaurants and minority-led businesses has been particularly ferocious.
Before COVID, small businesses were responsible for “more than 41% of net job creation, 45% of GDP and 34% of all U.S. exports.” By June 2021, every single U.S. state had lost more than 25% of its small businesses, with at least four in 10 shuttered small businesses in the hardest-hit states.
Although state leaders assign vague blame to “COVID,” it defies logic to let their policies off the hook. In the 10 states adhering the most strongly to NPI restrictions, from 33% to 44% of small businesses closed (with the exception of Vermont, at 29.6%).
Meanwhile, corporate entities like Amazon and Walmart, which continued operating while smaller businesses were asked to make sacrifices, have scooped up Main Street’s market share and made out like bandits.
The two companies’ founders and largest shareholders took home 56% more profits in 2020 compared to the previous year, but — notoriously stingy with their employees — “shared almost none of it with their workers.”
The best Amazon seems able to do is to offer “up to $80” to frontline employees who get a COVID shot.
Walmart, meanwhile, is telling employees (called “associates”) who do not get COVID vaccines by Oct. 4 they will go one month without pay and will then be terminated if they do not comply.
Public health researchers have long recognized that “food, nutrition, health and socio-economic outcomes are intimately inter-linked.”
In 2019, U.S. food insecurity (defined as “a lack of consistent access to enough food for every person in a household to live an active, healthy life”), though still a problem for many, was at its lowest level in more than 20 years.
However, the economic fallout from policymakers’ stay-at-home orders and closure of “non-essential” businesses and schools (including stalled school breakfast and lunch programs) has “upended” that trend.
The organization Feeding America estimates one in eight Americans — and one in six children, as well as one in five black Americans — could experience food insecurity in 2021.
An estimated one in five children went hungry in 2020. Malnutrition in early life can have long-lasting effects on health later in life.
According to Feeding America, the people and households most impacted by the NPI-induced economic crisis were already food-insecure or at risk of food insecurity pre-COVID “and are facing greater hardship since COVID.”
Feeding America also observes “very low food security” (the most alarming type of food insecurity involving “reduced food intake and disrupted eating patterns”) is likely on the rise.
Globally, the economic havoc wreaked by lockdowns and other NPIs has doubled the number of people on the brink of starvation, according to former South Carolina governor and Nobel Peace Prize-winning World Food Programme head David Beasley.
Declining life expectancy and worsening mental health
U.S. life expectancy dropped by 1-1/2 years in 2020, falling more in the second half of the year than in the first half.
Putting the startling statistic in context, a CDC representative explained that ordinarily, mortality changes are “rather gradual,” whereas 2020’s drop was precipitate and “substantial.” She noted the CDC does not expect life expectancy in 2021 to “return to what it was in 2019.”
As a direct result of COVID NPIs, studies have pointed to worsening mental health in adolescents and young adults as well as in adults — an effect that manifested almost immediately in spring 2020.
Describing the far greater mental health toll of COVID compared to previous “mass traumas,” one news report acknowledged NPIs eliminated one of the “most effective ways of buffering stress … social connection within a community.”
Interpersonal support is especially vital for youth, so it is not surprising NPI-related measures such as obligatory online instruction and home confinement — as well as worries about meeting basic needs — have been key triggers for youth depression and anxiety.
Data on fatal and nonfatal drug overdoses are starting to reflect the downward mental health trend. For example:
• Between May 2019 and May 2020, CDC reported “the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period,” with the most deaths recorded between March and May 2020.
• In related CDC research on overdoses involving prescription benzodiazepines (prescribed for anxiety and insomnia) and illicit “benzos,” overdose deaths increased 21.8% and 519.6%, respectively.
• More than half (53.8%) of fatal overdoses from illicit benzos and nearly a third (30.7%) of deaths from prescription benzos were in youth aged 15-34 years.
• Almost all the deaths also involved opioids, and many involved illicitly manufactured fentanyls. Non-prescription fentanyl use increased by 35% from mid-March to mid-May 2020.
Experts agree the lockdown-related deterioration in mental health could increase suicide rates. They caution, however, that it may take time to ascertain post-NPI suicide trends, noting evidence from previous epidemics suggesting an initial and short-term decrease in suicide “linked to a ‘honeymoon period’ or ‘pulling together’ phenomenon.”
In the UK, however, a July 2020 report highlighted “a concerning signal that child suicide deaths may have increased during the first 56 days of lockdown,” with contributing factors listed as “restriction to education and other activities, disruption to care and support services, tensions at home and isolation.”
The root cause
Although studies of NPIs are multiplying, they tend to promote NPIs’ “importance and effectiveness … in slowing down the spread of COVID-19” and only begrudgingly acknowledge their “high societal costs.”
Insultingly, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) — CDC’s parent agency — doled out $250 million last September for a PR campaign to “defeat despair and inspire hope.”
An HHS official stated, “there is a lot of amount [sic] of public health information that we need to get out there and it includes how to live your lives, run your offices and businesses in the time of COVID, but it’s also about the flu vaccine and the COVID vaccine…”.
Having the taxpayer-funded agency that has so blithely deployed and enforced NPI wrecking balls give advice on “how to live your lives” is a bit rich.
The real problem that needs attention are the tyrannical policies themselves.
I admire RFK Junior. He may have lost both his father and his famous uncle to the Deep State, but he keeps on speaking truth. He has just written a new book that completely trashes Fauci.