31 October 2020

The Unintended Consequences of the COVID-19 Lockdown

The pesky law of unintended consequences. Politicians still haven't been able to repeal it. The hidden Covid-19 health crisis: Elderly people are dying from isolation

So the governors of New York and Michigan and wherever sent infected people to nursing homes causing extra deaths, and then they isolated people from their families, causing even more deaths. Is there anything they missed?

The effort to shield elderly, frail and disabled residents from the coronavirus has created another wrenching health crisis: The confinement meant to protect the most vulnerable is also threatening their lives.

“The isolation is robbing them of whatever good days they have left — it accelerates the aging process,” Joshua Uy, associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, said.

There aren't that many deaths listed as due to isolation, but that is, in part, because there is more emphasis on COVID-19, but it apparently clear that the lockdown is having a detrimental effect on peoples' lives. (Hat tip)

1 comment:

  1. Example # 1,834,761 that the cure is worse than the disease.


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