Have Lockdown Measures Been Effective and Beneficial? The governor claims they have- but hard data proves those claims untrue! In fact, those most negatively affected are the most vulnerable in our society: Children, the Elderly and Low Income Families.
HAVE LOCKDOWNS PROTECTED US FROM COVID? See for yourself–in the latest data comparisons of New Mexico with other states who had NO LOCKDOWN and NO MASK MANDATES: When compared with SD, UT and AZ- NM has had MORE Deaths and Hospitalizations! Yet, NM has been one of the most severely-RESTRICTED states in the nation!
CHILDREN: Anxiety and Depression from Isolation have increased to unprecedented levels! Suicides have skyrocketed during lockdown. New Mexico now ranks #1 in Suicides in the nation! https://www.wbez.org/stories/depression-mental-health-crises-and-even-loss-of-toilet-training-are-on-the-rise-in-kids-as-the-pandemic-drags-on/a02f4f7d-045f-4da3-bf9a-5652b5021ba0?fbclid=IwAR2HAlv669-dOxwRC-OqQbkwL917K9r7gwytd1o5e-CHzNt3Gvk
ELDERLY: Isolation has been a major factor on the elderly during lockdown. One article states how many would choose death over isolation from their families and friends. https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/facing-another-retirement-home-lockdown-90-year-old-chooses-medically-assisted-death-1.5197140
LOW INCOME FAMILIES: “The COVID-19 pandemic is estimated to push an additional 88 million to 115 million people into extreme poverty this year, with the total rising to as many as 150 million by 2021, depending on the severity of the economic contraction.” (World Bank Press Release, 10/’20). https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2020/10/07/covid-19-to-add-as-many-as-150-million-extreme-poor-by-2021
SMALL BUSINESS: Hundreds of New Mexico Businesses are being forced to close permanently. Family Businesses in operation for up to a century–are in danger of closure! This link shows the nationwide effect of Lockdowns on Businesses: https://www.krqe.com/news/national/nearly-100000-businesses-have-permanently-closed-since-march-nationwide/
UNEMPLOYMENT and ECONOMIC RECOVERY: A Recent statistic (Fortune) ranks NM’s Economic Recovery 51st, behind Washington D.C.!!
Governor Lujan-Grisham requested 35 Million Dollars to cover the state’s shortfall in Unemployment payouts: https://apnews.com/article/virus-outbreak-new-mexico-unemployment-economy-89af8249dd7b4416653c3bc59430069a
According to an article in Santa Fe New Mexican written in August- “A total of nearly 261,000 new (Unemployment) claims filed since March 15; nearly 30 companies in the state have declared bankruptcy…”https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/coronavirus/experts-paint-grim-picture-of-new-mexicos-economy/article_8bbdd488-d592-11ea-bd4f-c3e99ace2b57.html
On the subject of one of the most highly-debated mandates- one Gov. Lujan-Grisham has repeatedly blamed for the cause of the spread of Covid – We Ask:
We have received conflicting evidence throughout Lockdown on the efficacy of masks-but one of the largest studies to date, showed no significant difference in infection between mask-wearers and non-mask-wearers. https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/m20-6817?fbclid=IwAR0q7zEICNWg7kYs6MNJ1KNNXblIIm6J3dvuq50cZHKlWh5MZhDVlIX7Rck
Yet another comprehensive perspective addresses not only efficacy, but social pressures and prejudice created by mask mandates: https://off-guardian.org/2020/06/22/face-masks-have-put-us-in-a-state/?fbclid=IwAR0q7zEICNWg7kYs6MNJ1KNNXblIIm6J3dvuq50cZHKlWh5MZhDVlIX7Rck
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