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The biggest issue I have with the call for Covid amnesty is the assertion that at the beginning of the pandemic we “just didn’t know” how harmful and pointless the restrictions would be.

We DID know, and here’s proof.

These are all articles from March & April of 2020
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Mar 2: Discussion on how Covid IFR was likely much lower than predicted:
www.cato.org/blog/misleading-arithmetic-covid-19-death-rates

Mar 3: Article on why masks are impractical
www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-prevention-face-mask-not-helpful-wash-hands/

Mar 3: Berkeley doctor indicates masks are not helpful in preventing Covid
komonews.com/news/consumer/cdc-says-surgical-masks-wont-protect-you-from-the-coronavirus
Mar 9: Article on how Covid is only really dangerous to the elderly
abcnews.go.com/Health/early-mortality-rates-covid-19-misleading-experts/story?id=69477312

Mar 9: Doctor talking about unnecessary panic over Covid
www.bmj.com/content/368/bmj.m800/rr-1

Mar 12: Review found severe mental health problems from prolonged quarantine
psyarxiv.com/dz5v2/
Mar 19: Article about Covid overaction & its issues
onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/eci.13222

Mar 25: Data about the health impacts of crushing the economy
thehill.com/opinion/finance/489566-shutdown-is-killing-the-economy-and-is-also-no-good-for-our-health...

Mar 26: Early evidence of hospitals inaccurately listing Covid as cause of death
www.nola.com/news/coronavirus/article_8f833ac2-6fb7-11ea-8f9f-e34730a5ec7c.html
Mar 26: Early data shows we're overreacting to Covid
www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00885-w

Mar 28: Predictions about the harms of lockdowns: Drugs, Suicide, and Crime
www.aier.org/article/drugs-suicide-and-crime-empirical-estimates-of-the-human-toll-of-the-shut-down/

Mar 28: Guardian outlines rise in domestic abuse throughout the world
www.theguardian.com/society/2020/mar/28/lockdowns-world-rise-domestic-violence
Mar 30: Study showing children are not the primary spreader of Covid
www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.26.20044826v1

Apr 1: Article saying masks offer little to no advantage outside of hospital settings:
www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2006372

Apr 3: An overview on the dangers of Lockdowns
www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/health-coronavirus-usa-cost/
Apr 7: Piece on the mental health cost of the lockdown on kids:
www.nytimes.com/2020/04/07/opinion/coronavirus-child-abuse.html

Apr 8: Research showing the seasonality of Coronaviruses
academic.oup.com/jid/article/222/1/9/5815743

Apr 13: More confirmation about domestic abuse rising due to lockdowns:
theintercept.com/2020/04/13/coronavirus-lockdown-domestic-violence/
Apr 15: Barely any transmission from outdoor activities:
www.nationalreview.com/corner/coronavirus-transmission-chinese-study-shows-covid-more-likely-spread-i...

Apr 15: Different approaches by countries have little impact on Covid deaths
www.lesoir.be/294653/article/2020-04-15/les-mesures-strictes-de-confinement-ont-un-impact-tres-faible...

Apr 15: Molecular Biologist suggests the cure is worse than the disease
stream.org/our-heroic-efforts-to-stop-the-coronavirus-could-be-great-pain-for-little-gain/
Apr 16: Research showing school lockdowns aren't helpful & cause great harm
www.thelancet.com/journals/lanchi/article/PIIS2352-4642(20)30105-X/fulltext

Apr 16: UN overview about the poverty/death that will come from lockdowns
www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-children-un-idUSKBN21Y2X7

Apr 17th: Info on how damaging canceled procedures are
www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMms2009984
Apr 22: Potential for 60,000 cancer deaths due to lack of screening/treatment
www.itv.com/news/2020-04-22/60-000-cancer-patients-could-die-because-of-lack-of-treatment-or-diagnosi...

Apr 23: The harm lockdowns are having on people with heart conditions.
www.statnews.com/2020/04/23/coronavirus-phobia-keeping-heart-patients-away-from-er/

Apr 24: Data on the mental health toll of lockdowns
www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.17.20069716v2?rss=1%27
Apr 26: The rise of domestic abuse during lockdowns
www.bbc.com/news/uk-52433520?at_custom3=%40BBCNews&at_medium=custom7&at_custom2=twitter&at_campaign=6...

Apr 24: Study showing school closings are the least cost effective pandemic policy
www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.20.20054726v1

Apr 2: Indications from Europe that lockdowns are ineffective
www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.24.20078717v1
So, there you go. Those were all before May 2020, & I left out many more.

We absolutely knew Covid restrictions were pointless & were going to cause massive societal harm.

I will not forget the damage they did when we already knew better.

We must never let it happen again.

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