What Are We Going To Say to the Children?
What do we say to our children as the future collapses in front of them? As a generation sees its future slip away, how do we explain what has been stolen from them? People are suffering. Children are suffering. Young adults are suffering, and things seem destined to get much worse.
We have been destroying their future for decades. But now we are collapsing their social lives, limiting their freedom of movement, and even forcing them to breathe through masks, effectively muzzling them. Through the pandemic’s fear and panic, we will not even allow them to go to school. Hugging each other—forget about it.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that young adults aged 25-44 years saw the most massive increase in “excess” deaths from previous years, a stunning 26.5% jump. The notable increase even surpassed the jump in excess deaths of older Americans, who are at much higher risk of COVID-19 fatality. Moreover, according to the CDC, 100,947 excess deaths were not linked to COVID-19 at all.
Since such young people are at very low risk for COVID-19 fatality—20-49-year-olds have a 99.98% chance of surviving the virus, per CDC data—it has been suggested that the shocking increase in deaths is attributable primarily to deaths of “despair,” or deaths linked to our “cure” for the disease: lockdown measures.
Public Health Officials Are Public Death Officials
It is a new form of murder. So many dead already, yet this is just the beginning. We have a story of untold human desperation in the face of enormous economic disruption and rising poverty and hunger. Instead of the world’s populations coming out with pitchforks and guns with their hatred correctly focused, we have massive confusion, doubt, and fear.
“What do I tell my children when they look at me with hungry bellies, especially my 11-year-old son?” said Barrera, who is an immigrant from South America, came to the US two decades in search of the American dream.
Now the dream is dead as the virus-induced recession has crushed millions of low-income folks into financial doom.
“It breaks my heart. I’m their father. I’m supposed to feed them,” he said.
The United Nations claims that as many as 260 million people will be on the verge of starvation by year’s end. Perhaps that is a vast understatement! What are we going to say to all these people? How can we explain why government officials listen to idiotic health officials who have no real idea about what we should be doing to fight the virus. There is no consensus and little to no listening between health officials and doctors on the front lines who, by the thousands, are calling for an end to the malicious lockdowns.
As prices soar on everything from sugar to cooking oil, millions of working-class families that had already been forced to scale back food purchases in the pandemic are being thrust deeper into financial distress. The Bloomberg Agriculture Spot Index, a gauge of nine crop prices, has risen 28% since late April to its highest level in more than four years.
“As the COVID-19 crisis continues, the number of food-insecure children is growing at an alarming rate,” the letter signed last week by 14 military veteran members of Congress and sent to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), “bringing into reality the long-term dangers of leaving children malnourished.” Without full-time in-person instruction, students who otherwise would have received free or reduced breakfast, lunch, snacks, and sometimes dinner from their districts are now food insecure for up to 15 of the 21 weekly meals.
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Article from LewRockwell