Egalitarian Lockdowns vs. Children

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Writing at Issues and Insights, Michael Fumento discusses some of the effects locking down most of the developed world will inevitably have on children.

For example:

Mary Mallon, aka Typhoid Mary, in forced quarantine after infecting dozens of people as a cook. (Image by The New York American (June 20, 1909), via Wikimedia Commons, public domain.)
The chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, Gita Gopinath, published an assessment of what she called "the Great Lockdown," saying it will be "the worst recession since the Great Depression, and far worse than the global financial crisis" of 2007-2008.

One result, according to the U.N. report: "Economic hardship experienced by families as a result of the global economic downturn could result in hundreds of thousands of additional child deaths in 2020, reversing the last 2 to 3 years of progress in reducing infant mortality within a single year."

Further, it said, " ... this alarming figure does not even take into account services disrupted due to the crisis -- it only reflects the current relationship between economies and mortality, so is likely an under-estimate of the impact." [link omitted]
Fumento does not use the term egalitarian to describe the lockdowns, but he  very well could have. Despite commonly-known evidence Fumento briefly reviews, governments in many places are, for the first time in history, isolating everyone rather than imposing restrictions -- calibrated to the risk an illness poses -- only on the sick and those carriers who do not take reasonable precautions to avoid infecting others.

-- CAV

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