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Mar 31, 2023Liked by Thorsteinn Siglaugsson

"[The] authors link those worrying indications to the „Covid-19 pandemic“, carefully avoiding any mention of how school closures and lockdowns are not symptoms of a respiratory virus, but rather results of decisions"

Exactly, that seems to be a coping mechanism that they will carry to their graves. I hear all the time that the big evil virus 'forced' the government to lock down. Oddly enough the same people who make this claim are awfully quiet on why the big evil virus didn't force Sweden to lock down. Taiwan never shut down its schools, etc.

Lockdowns and mandates were choices... and choices that were made by people who made sure that any skeptics were marginalized.

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You know what their answer is? "Sweden did the wrong thing and if they didn't all die it was only because of luck". In other words, those people are have turned their captors into gods. This is the Stockholm syndrome - just not in Stockholm.

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Mar 31, 2023Liked by Thorsteinn Siglaugsson

The young -from infancy to young adulthood-were sacrificed by the lockdown purveyors and their future prospects are now uncertain, to put it mildly.

I have spoken to two concerned mothers in the past year, who told me that their teenaged sons, both in the crucial final year of school, have received little or no support as they prepare for their exams.

Lockdown school closures have recently been compounded by teachers' strikes.

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Mar 31, 2023Liked by Thorsteinn Siglaugsson

The knock on effects of this will last at least a generation. Everybody was forced into an online Matrix that functioned as an open air online prison. Meanwhile we are in the time of great dying and uncertainty clouds the air. What a hard time to be a teenager

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Apr 1, 2023Liked by Thorsteinn Siglaugsson

I think everyone has been affected. The whole sorry saga has caused some unraveling of the fundamental fabric of society. I have never seen so many national protests.

On a personal level I feel stronger in my convictions, ready to stand up for what I believe in. But at the same time a level of anxiety that this insanity could be repeated.

So for me it is a bit of a crusade to try and make sure this is never allowed to happen again.

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Mar 31, 2023Liked by Thorsteinn Siglaugsson

The mental health issues of this group of adolescents has recently been analyzed by social psychologist Jonathan Haidt in a series of highly readable Substack posts (see "After Babel") as being predominantly due to social isolation rising after 2012 which in turn was caused by heavy use of social media on smart phones especially by teenage girls. That lockdowns just worsened the downward trend is no surprise in this theory.

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Thanks for the info. Will check this out.

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Mar 30, 2023Liked by Thorsteinn Siglaugsson

So much for the "Kids are resilient" argument.

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Apr 2, 2023Liked by Thorsteinn Siglaugsson

I wonder what they expected? We like many other animals are gregarious. It is why solitary confinement is so cruel to species like caging them up.

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Mar 31, 2023Liked by Thorsteinn Siglaugsson

Surely the intent of the lockdowns was to cause harm. There was no substantial medical evidence for their imposition. Even the government senior epidemiologist Mark Woolhouse in his book "The Year the World went Mad" concludes they were a mistake. Obviously to all of us there was unacceptable damage caused; maybe there was an "Agenda" in play.

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