“Social isolation during the pandemic was never meant to thwart social connections, but many family members, friends and neighbors of older adults are staying away to avoid exposing their loved ones to the virus. While that protects older adults from some health risks, the limited physical interactions reduce feelings of connectedness with others. It can also exacerbate other health risks. Without frequent and meaningful social interactions and stimulation, older adults’ cognitive functioning can decline. As the days of isolation wear on, older adults are especially susceptible to depression and anxiety, and even suicidal thoughts. Remaining at home also makes it harder to engage in healthy lifestyles, including physical activity and eating well.” https://theconversation.com/social-isolation-the-covid-19-pandemics-hidden-health-risk-for-older-adults-and-how-to-manage-it-141277
The so called experts who set policy for dealing with the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak made numerous errors and miscues from the exorbitant predictions of infection and death to creating panic and hysteria over the virus, to shutting the economy down and advocating medical martial law.
When the news of the Coronavirus first spread, being in the media I noticed the tone and tenor of the reporting tended to be one of sensationalist fear mongering rather than levelheaded reporting. Early on I was lead to the Website https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ which kept a real time running account of the infections, severity, recoveries and deaths due to the novel virus. I was excited to see them put all the data into the fuller context of the global population rather than harping on deaths.
The “reporting” in the corporate media generated fear and panic which was not good for the psyches of the masses being targeted and bombarded with their gloom and doom figures. We are not dependent upon the gloom and doom figures and narrative of the .001% owned corporate media.
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ provides a broader more global and comprehensive picture of the outbreak and unlike the corporate media and monopoly social media giants offers a clearer picture on the number of people who recover and rebound which as of this writing is 92% ! https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ This is a far cry from the gloom and doom figures reported by the people pushing the bogus notion SARS-CoV-2 is the plague.
Government officials, public health authorities and policy makers depended upon several sources for their information and policy recommendations. It turns out these “sources” are all connected. A biological mathematician who worked at the Imperial College of London England named Neil Ferguson created infection and death predictions based on computer algorithms. The Imperial College of London receives major funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Ferguson predicted 2.2 million Americans would die from the coronavirus and 500,000 in the UK would die from it!
Let’s look at Neil Ferguson’s record. Since 2001 Neil Ferguson has had a history of hyperbolic fear mongering. He made Chicken Little type predictions on the Mad Cow, bird flu, and swine flu viruses. https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2020/05/08/so-the-real-scandal-is-why-did-anyone-ever-listen-to-this-guy/ Yet this man was touted as an expert by the World Health Organization and the US CDC, all of whom are funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation! Thankfully he has resigned due to a personal scandal.
But people used his model to lock down the Western economy! Public health officials used his predictions to formulate public health policies that ran counter to conventional therapies and modalities like: quarantining well people, locking down whole countries and discouraging traditional treatments like vitamins and herbal supplements.
Worse they championed social isolation when it is a known fact human beings need social interaction and stimulation to feel healthy, connected and well adjusted. Mandating social isolation created problems that exacerbated the situation and the “authorities” should have known better!
“According to a meta-analysis co-authored by Julianne Holt-Lunstad, PhD, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Brigham Young University, lack of social connection heightens health risks as much as smoking 15 cigarettes a day or having alcohol use disorder. She’s also found that loneliness and social isolation are twice as harmful to physical and mental health as obesity.” The Risks of Social Isolation- Amy Novotney https://www.apa.org/monitor/2019/05/ce-corner-isolation .
These are long known and documented facts. “As demonstrated by a review of the effects of perceived social isolation across the life span, co-authored by Hawkley, loneliness can wreak havoc on an individual’s physical, mental and cognitive health (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, Vol. 370, No. 1669, 2015). Hawkley points to evidence linking perceived social isolation with adverse health consequences including depression, poor sleep quality, impaired executive function, accelerated cognitive decline, poor cardiovascular function and impaired immunity at every stage of life.” Ibid
Reach out to your family members, get out, get fresh air, exercise, meet and mingle with people. Do not allow fools or wicked people to make you afraid of life and living.
Foolishness or Worse Passing for Scientific Data from “Experts”
Junious Ricardo Stanton