The January to September and December UK mortality rates of each year since 2001, as seen in the ONS data attached, indicate that lockdown was not a justifiable policy response to combat the virus (https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/bulletins/monthlymortalityanalysisenglandandwales/september2020, https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/bulletins/monthlymortalityanalysisenglandandwales/december2020).
The mortality rate is at the highest level it’s been at since 2008-09, not 1918-19 as many of the hysterical mainstream media types and supposed ‘experts’ guiding the government would have you believe. It is a slight rise, but it also does not appear to be statistically significant on the basis of historical trends.
If lockdown isn’t justified on the basis of these figures, then neither is social distancing or the wearing of face coverings. These three policies were all of the government’s choosing acting on advice from people who claim to be medical experts. It is now apparent that this could (and very likely should) have been handled much differently. Therefore, it is only right that the government is held fully responsible for the social and economic devastation that has been unleashed over the past ten months; worsening mental health, a decline in physical wellbeing, talents lost as businesses have closed their doors, self-worth fading due to unemployment, families pushed to the limit as their finances have come under significant pressure, a general sense that we’re merely existing rather than living our lives. No amount of taxpayers’ money thrown at these problems will eliminate them.
There is no proof that lockdown, social distancing or the wearing of face coverings has saved a single life, but it is certain that these three policies have claimed the lives of those who would otherwise have lived had those policies never happened. If you are a supporter of these actions, you must also be a supporter of their consequences.