🔴 Lockdown policy has had 'significant unintended consequences” and it has killed 2,700 people a week
Restrictions have had 'significant unintended consequences' such as lack of access to critical healthcare and drop in A&E attendances
Almost 2,700 people a week have died because of the effects of the coronavirus lockdown, analysis of official data suggests.- including four that might be used with remdesivir to combat the virus Researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in California screened 12,000 drugs for potential to fight coronavirus They found 21 - including remdesivir, which had not yet been given emergency approval - that showed antiviral activity when tested in a cell-like fluid in the lab Of those, there were 13 that could likely be given at safe doses to COVID-19 patients Four drugs were especially promising because they could be used in combination with remdesivir, which has now been shown to fight coronavirus By.New South Wales has recorded its highest daily total of new Covid-19 cases for more than three months as the state’s health department confirmed a positive case in Orange in the state’s central west and residents of the Australian Capital Territory were warned not to travel to Sydney.Shares Obesity has become a national crisis that lockdown hasn’t helped (Credits: LNP) Hundreds of thousands of people have piled on the pounds during lockdown, a new poll suggests.
A study by economists and academics from Sheffield and Loughborough universities suggests that more than 21,000 people have died as a result of the measures, which were introduced in March.The analysis examines Office for National Statistics (ONS) data in the eight weeks that followed the national lockdown.Researchers said the findings show that "lockdown has killed 21,000 people" because the policy has had "significant unintended consequences" such as lack of access to critical healthcare and a collapse in Accident and Emergency attendances.The state’s chief medical officer, Dr Kerry Chant, confirmed on Friday that health officials had linked two outbreaks between the Thai Rock restaurants in Wetherill Park and Potts Point.The study examines deaths data in recent months and tracks it against long-term trends, taking account of other variables such as demographic and economic factors.It suggests that the lockdown, and the subsequent reduction in access to healthcare, increased total mortality by roughly 2,700 deaths a week.Advertisement Advertisement Lead researcher Professor Tim Spector said that the UK had a problem with obesity before the pandemic but ‘lockdown has made it worse’.
It follows warnings that the number of people attending A&E departments fell by 50 per cent at some points during the pandemic, while urgent referrals for suspected cancer dropped by 70 per cent.The 21 new cases recorded in the 24 hours to 8pm on Thursday came from more than 25,000 tests, with the Potts Point cluster growing to 19 people.Separate research warns such delays could mean up to 35,000 extra deaths from cancer a year.The new analysis, by the University of Sheffield, Loughborough University and economists at Economic Insight, suggests that the number of deaths that were not caused by coronavirus dwarfed the numbers that were.It suggests that on average, there were roughly 4,000 more deaths from other causes than those which were caused by Covid-19 in the lockdown period.Darlo Bar in Darlinghurst on Thursday night also confirmed it was frequented on July 26 by someone who has since tested positive to Covid-19.The estimates suggest 21,544 extra deaths in the first eight weeks of lockdown – an average of 2,693 a week.6 million people who responded to a questionnaire about behavioural changes since the start of lockdown, 35% said they had increased snacking and 34% had decreased their levels of physical acrtivity.
Researchers said the continuation of social distancing measures means the total death toll caused by lockdown and its knock-on effects may be yet larger.Earlier this month Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, ordered an urgent review into the reporting of coronavirus deaths amid concerns that Public Health England (PHE) had "exaggerated" the true figures.“We do not issue this advice lightly – but it is a recognition of the fact that the risk to Canberrans of contracting Covid-19 in greater Sydney, and potentially bringing it back to the ACT with them, is currently higher than we would like,” the ACT government said.A significant proportion of the official daily death toll are people who had recovered from Covid-19 but then gone on to die of other causes, Oxford University experts revealed.Unlike in Scotland and Wales, where there is a 28-day cut-off, anyone who has ever tested positive for coronavirus in England counts as a Covid-19 death when they die, even if it is months later and from a clearly unrelated cause.Researchers said the findings had "profound implications for both future policy-making and behavioural science".“Our local situation is positive.But we shouldn’t use these findings to shame people about their weight, especially during these difficult times, instead we should focus our efforts to help everyone lead healthy lifestyles that are sustainable.
Sam Williams, the director of Economic Insight, said the new study attempted to "more robustly quantify the number of Covid-19 deaths in England and Wales"."In total, lockdown has killed more than 21,000 people, in net terms, that would have lived without a lockdown," he said.Mr Williams said current existing measures – tracking deaths "associated" with coronavirus, without proof of cause, and excess deaths suffered from "material deficiencies".but we cannot overlook the broader environment,” he said.He said: "The existing reported measures – Covid-19 associated deaths and excess deaths respectively – suffer from well-known and material deficiencies."The former because it requires only weak evidence that Covid-19 'may' have contributed to a death.‘In my view, banning junk food adverts isn’t going nearly far enough.
The latter because it assumes all variation in weekly mortality relative to a five-year average represents ‘excess’ deaths due to Covid-19, rather than those deaths being brought forward, or being due to other reasons.In a statement the western NSW local health district chief executive, Scott McLachlan, said the person was a close contact of a case from a known cluster in Sydney." He said the paper raised particular concerns about the rationale for blanket lockdowns, fuelling high numbers of deaths in relatively young age groups.A study published in The Lancet Oncology has found that cancers missed amid the pandemic will cut lives short by an average of 20 years each.Experts said the findings were a "sobering" reflection of the fact that many delays in diagnosis will affect relatively young people who should have had decades ahead of them.“They have been provided with public health information which includes to be tested for Covid-19 and remain in isolation for 14 days “If you have not been contacted by the public health unit you have not been identified as a close contact..Prime Minister Boris Johnson walking his dog Dilyn as he marks the launch of the Government’s obesity strategy.Read more:
Is rather despicable that you put out such a sensationalist headline out there and then put the article behind a paywall... Would like some context to see how the the content matches the headline. Irresponsible profiteering. This is reason we need to go for Zero-Covid strategy in UK. Lockdowns costly & if lifted without chasing virus out then we go though more of these costly cycles. Lockdown isn't the issue here its what you do with them. UK Govt has done nothing with it then lifted restrictions.🦠
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Lockdown made Britain's obesity problem 'worse', poll shows450,000 people say their weight increased during lockdown No shit !
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