Covid facts disregarded
Re: Lockdowns cause mortality spike, not Covid-19.
Does Ms Williams also believe that eating ice cream is a leading cause of drownings in New Zealand? After all, it is well known that as ice cream sales increase, so do drowning rates: yes, one of the well known examples where correlation is not causation.
Her major reference is an unpublished essay by someone who has not done “extensive research” but merely drawn upon public information to support his pre-formed opinion on lockdown and civil liberties. His association with a “civil liberties association” is a bit of a clue! He has used all the tricks to attempt to demonstrate causation (scales of graphs, unlinked data) while stating 50-year-old reports as the basis for coronavirus behaviour. Yes, the behaviour of a virus that was unknown less than seven months ago is demonstrated by a report from 1961. In short, Rancourt's writing is “it's just another flu”, showing complete disregard (or more likely, ignorance) for the transmission and epidemiology of the SARS coronavirus 2 — a virus that is often spread by someone even before they know they're infected (if they ever do have symptoms).
To say that those who died of Covid-19 in rest homes would have died soon anyway is callous to the extreme and once again demonstrates ignorance on the transmission paths of this novel virus. You are privileged Ms Williams and shouting it from your safe haven. Respiratory viruses are not equitable and research has shown they unfairly burden Maori and Pacific Islanders in NZ. And this research? This is research that we call “published”, “peer-reviewed” and “accepted”.
And thanks for the quote. Here's one in return from Abraham Lincoln: “Don't believe everything you read on the internet just because it has my photo next to a quote.”