The harms of lockdowns and social distancing need to be measured in many ways and one of them is the risks of decreasing levels of immunity against pathogens.
This idea that we if we avoid being exposed to commonly circulating pathogens that they will go away is absurd and misguided. Commonly circulating endemic viruses are never going to go away, but what keeps them under control is that we are regularly exposed to them.
If people want to avoid getting ill, rather than hoping viruses will go away, I would suggest people eat healthily, get plenty of exercise and live normal, active lives.
4th December 2022 01:53 by Luna
Suggested by Misty15
by Sonja Moore
A photograph, still upon a white window
Gathers the curls and the smile of a girl,
Strong and awakening in a plated frame.
She watches, at dawn, the shining east
And the sleeping form of her sister;
In summer, in winter, she stays all the same.
Through the starlit glass, I hear her laugh,
Gentle and calm, like mine;
She rides on the wind, calling my name.
I keep this shrine, still on a white window,
Still with a timeless expression,
With her back to the west, a dying flame.
Many media outlets this morning are reporting that many medical types are saying that the Strep A problem is being caused by children having poor immune systems caused by the lockdowns keeping them shut indoors and / or masked at exactly the point they should be exposed to other people to develop immunities.
However, as you might expect, the Independent Sage people take a different view.
They say, predictably, that children have weak immune systems because of exposure to Covid, and therefore the problem is we did not lock down hard enough or long enough, and in fact to avoid further damage we need lockdowns and masks again.
I'll tell you what, how does f*ck off sound? Deranged twats!
2nd December 2022 18:44 by Skull
At the start of Covid, we were told the aim of the lockdowns was to prevent the NHS being overwhelmed.
Well, it now clearly is. We have children dying of Strep A, and the ONLY reason for that is that the NHS was overwhelmed and couldn't see them quickly enough.
This is partly due to a huge surge in flu cases, and also a huge surge in Covid cases.
It's time to accept that in winter, we will need to sacrifice our freedoms to save lives.
A full lockdown is needed immediately, until the end of February, to allow the NHS to catch up.