epoch times | 3 November A.D. 2022 | Ella Kietlinska and Joshua Philipp
Severe measures imposed on society in response to the COVID-19 pandemic were based on wrong assumptions and, as it turned out later, were ineffective in stopping the spread of the coronavirus, said Justin Hart, chief data analyst and founder of RationalGround.com.
Impact of Restrictions
School closures during the COVID-19 pandemic affected students’ achievements, especially those from low-income households, Hart said.
Wearing masks in schools affected speech development in children. …
National math test scores in fourth and eighth graders….
“We are talking about a really serious erosion of children’s capacities to read and count in the next generation of the workforce,” said Beverly Perdue….
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report in September 2021 stating that children and teenagers in the United States saw their body mass almost double during the COVID-19 pandemic compared to the pre-pandemic period.
The report suggested that COVID-19 lockdowns and rules may have contributed to the higher-than-usual weight gain.
A lack of vitamin D could also exacerbate the outcome of COVID-19, Hart said.
“Why did we stick people outside the sun?” Hart asked, adding that even policemen chased down paddle boarders in California at that time.
Four large systematic meta-analyses stated that the data consistently show that low vitamin D levels raise the risk of COVID-19 while higher levels lower all risks by 1.5 to three times, wrote Dr. Joseph Mercola, an osteopathic physician, the founder of Mercola.com, and a best-selling author.
“Proper amounts of sun exposure allow your body to optimize production of vitamin D,” Mercola said. Act Locally
Hart wrote the book “Gone Viral: How COVID Drove the World Insane,” which he meant to be a kind of reference book for people to educate themselves, he said. …
“It’s really difficult for the vast amount of people to sort of admit that what we did had little to no impact and maybe made things worse,” Hart said. “It’s hard to own up to all the sacrifices we all made with staying at home and keeping our kids in quarantines and masks and whatnot, that it was all for nothing, right? No one wants to admit to that, but that’s the case.”
“We’re not going to be able to make it through the next pandemic unless people wise up as to what’s happening,” Hart concluded.