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Lockdown’s Death Toll Continues To Climb

And here’s another “we told you so:”.

Britain’s Office for National Statistics reports that some 1,000 more people than normal are dying each week from conditions other than COVID. Signs point to the extra deaths (14.4 percent higher than average) are linked to delays to and deferment of treatment for life-threatening conditions like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

Britain’s Daily Telegraph reports that government lockdowns “that kept people indoors, scared them away from hospitals and deprived them of treatment and primary care are finally taking their toll.”

CTUP senior fellows Casey Mulligan and Rob Arnott published similar findings for the United States a couple of months ago, and they noted that lockdown deaths were continuing even as COVID deaths declined:

As for lockdowns: NEVER again!

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