Tap here to add The Western Journal to your home screen.
Tap here to add The Western Journal to your home screen.
Tap here to add The Western Journal to your home screen.
Colorado’s unemployment rate ticked lower to 5.9% in August, the state Labor Department said on Friday.
The rate represents a 0.2% month-over-month decrease as the state added 5,600 nonfarm payroll jobs last month. More than 5,000 of the jobs created were in the private sectors, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE).
Colorado’s unemployment rate is still 0.7% higher than the national average of 5.2%, CDLE data shows.
One factor driving down the state’s unemployment rate is its decreasing labor force. August marked the third consecutive month of decreasing labor force participation with 2,300 people leaving the workforce.
The share of residents participating in the workforce stood at 68.3% in August, which is unchanged from July. However, the total is still below the 68.7% participation rate from February 2020, the data shows.
Colorado continues to be a leading state in job recovery. Over the last 16 months, Colorado has replenished 78% of the jobs it lost between February and April 2020, according to the data. Nonfarm payroll jobs have made up 40% of this growth with sectors such as leisure, business services, and transportation leading the way.
In August 2021, the leisure and hospitality industry led the way in job growth with more than 3,700 jobs created, according to the state’s data. Services and trade organizations rounded out the top-three job creating industries, with 3,400 and 1,100 jobs created, respectively.
CNN’s Jake Tapper pressed Republican Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on his response to the continued spread of coronavirus in his state.
Reeves made a Sunday morning appearance on “State of the Union,” and Tapper repeatedly confronted the Mississippi governor over his objections to President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate. (RELATED: ‘I Don’t Think Scolding Is The Approach’: Jake Tapper Says Biden Should Blame The ‘Liars,’ Not Unvaccinated Who ‘Believed The Lies’)
“Mississippi this week became the state with the worst number of coronavirus deaths per capita. In fact, if Mississippi were its own country, you would be second in the world only to Peru in terms of deaths per capita,” Tapper began. “That’s a horrible, horrible, heartbreaking statistic. With all due respect, Governor, your way is failing. Are you going to try to change anything to change this horrible statistic from what you’re doing already?”
Reeves compared the virus’ trajectory in Mississippi to the one that was seen in Israel when the delta variant struck, noting a quick spike with an equally quick decline.
“We saw a very quick spike and now we’re seeing a very quick decline in the total number of cases. We spiked at about 3,600, we’re now half of that in our state. As you know, unfortunately, fatalities is a lagging indicator when it comes to the virus. It’s a lagging indicator. Timing has as much to do with that statistic you used as anything else,” Reeves replied.
Reeves went on to say that President Biden often tried to make it appear as though the spikes were only really happening in red states, but that was not the case.
“My question is, what are you going to do to change this?” Tapper pressed again.
Reeves argued that the best thing Mississippi could do — or that America could do — would be to allow individuals to make decisions for themselves based on the best medical information available.
“So you’re not going to change anything,” Tapper said.
Reeves went on to encourage Americans to get the vaccine if they had not yet done so and to talk to their doctors about antibody treatment if they tested positive for the virus.
“Unfortunately the Biden administration continues to try to reduce the allocation to red states like Mississippi and Florida of that monoclonal antibody treatment. It’s outrageous,” Reeves continued.
“Governor, if Mississippi were a country, you would have the second-worst per capita death toll in the world, and I’m saying are you going to do anything to try to change that?” Tapper asked again.
“Jake, as I mentioned earlier, deaths, unfortunately, are a lagging indicator,” Reeves repeated, noting again that over the past two weeks the number of positive cases and hospitalizations had already declined from the most recent spike.
“I’m trying to talk about dead Mississippians—” Tapper interrupted.
“My heart breaks for all the Mississippians that have passed away,” Reeves shot back, adding additional data for context. “But Mississippi accounts for 1% of the U.S. population. We account for 1.1% of the total number of cases in America. And we account for 1.29% of the total number of fatalities in America.”
Reeves then pointed to a number of other states that were seeing similar spikes.
“I’m asking you about your state. I’m not going to ask you about West Virginia or Kentucky, I’m asking you about your state,” Tapper pushed back. “You seem to be very, very activated when it comes to fighting the mandate from the federal government. And I understand the arguments you’re making, but what President Biden is trying to do is save lives. Now, you can think it’s bad policy, or it’s unconstitutional, and that’s fine, we can have that discussion, we already have, but he’s trying to save lives. I’m saying to you, your way’s not working and whether you say it’s a lagging indicator, or whatever, your argument is, Mississippi now has, if it were its own country, the second-worst per capita death rate in the world, behind only Peru. And I’m saying, are you going to try to do anything to change that and I’m not hearing an answer.”
Reeves repeated again that Mississippi had taken action, noting that the state had already seen an uptick in vaccinations and that the number of active cases had fallen dramatically in just the last two weeks.
“And these other states that you refuse to talk about, perhaps because they have Democratic governors, you don’t want to talk about them. But the reality is, you and the president and so many other people want to make this about politics,” Reeves said. “The president’s not focused on saving lives, the president’s focused on taking unilateral action to show his power, to show that he’s doing something, but that’s not going to solve things.”
“The Governor of West Virginia is a Republican,” Tapper objected.
The unemployment rate in Tennessee continued to slowly drop in August.
Data released Thursday by the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development (TDLWD) showed the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in August was 4.6%, down from 4.7% in July.
That rate is 3.5 percentage points lower than the state’s unemployment rate in August 2020.
“Employers brought an additional 4,400 employees into the workforce between July and August,” according to a news release from TDLWD. “The manufacturing sector had the largest increase in employment, followed by the mining/logging/construction sector, and then the government sector.”
The TDLWD reported the state’s workforce increased by 121,600 jobs between August 2020 and August 2021. Professional/business services accounted for the largest percentage of that growth, followed by the leisure/hospitality sector and the trade/transportation/utilities sector.
Since having a 5.1% unemployment rate in March, Tennessee’s rate has dropped on average 0.1 percentage points per month. The seasonally adjusted rate in the U.S. dropped from 5.2% to 5.0% in August.
U.S. Department of Labor data released Thursday showed Tennessee had 5,335 initial unemployment claims for the week ending Sept. 11, down 6,975 claims from the same week in 2020.
Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee blocked GOP amendments Tuesday that would have prohibited further tax increases until the economy returns to its pre-pandemic condition.
Republican Reps. Kevin Hern and Lloyd Smucker introduced the bills as amendments to Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package during the committee’s markup of parts of the sweeping legislation. The House Ways and Means Committee, tasked with ironing out legislative tax proposals, entered its fourth and final day of markups on Wednesday.
“It’s not hard to understand that this is the wrong time for Democrats to shove one of the largest tax increases in American history on the American people that have not regained their strength from the brutal blow of COVID-19,” Hern said during the hearing Tuesday. “Inflation is a tax on all Americans and it hurts working-class Americans the most.”
Hern’s amendment proposed to delay all tax increases until the annual inflation rate fell to or “below 2.5% for 12 consecutive months.” In August, consumer prices surged more than twice that rate, increasing at an annual rate of 5.3% and falling in line with a recent trend of high inflation. (RELATED: E-Commerce Prices Have Skyrocketed Because Of Inflation: REPORT)
“This is a particularly bad time to raise taxes by over $2 trillion when the economy has not yet fully recovered,” Smucker stated after introducing his amendment.
“This bill would simply say, ‘allow the economy to recover fully before implementing, if you must, some of these Green New Deal wishlist policy items,’” he continued. (RELATED: ‘A Disgrace’: Democrats Block Bill Determining If COVID-19 Relief Went To Taliban)
The bill Smucker introduced would have delayed all tax hikes until the national unemployment rate fell back to pre-pandemic levels for six consecutive months. The current unemployment rate is 5.2% compared to the pre-pandemic level of 3.5%, according to government data.
While the economy has added 4.3 million jobs since January, it remains about 5.5 million below its pre-pandemic level.
The Democratic budget reconciliation package includes nearly $3 trillion in additional taxes.
Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 15, 2021
By Joori Roh
SEOUL (Reuters) -South Korea’s August unemployment rate fell to the lowest on record, suggesting the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic was on track, though a breakdown of data showed labour conditions in the key manufacturing sector remained weak.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in August dropped to 2.8%, Statistics Korea data showed on Wednesday, the lowest since data releases began in June 1999 and the third straight month of decline. The rate stood at 3.3% in July.
The number of employed increased by 518,000 from a year earlier, after 542,000 jobs were added in July.
Jobs were mostly added in healthcare and social services, construction, and transportation and warehouses, the data showed.
Labour conditions in the key manufacturing sector, however, remained weak, with the number of employed falling to an eight-year low of 4,289,000 – 76,000 less than the comparable month in 2020.
“In detail, there were less jobs in auto and trailer manufacturers, while jobs decline in textile product makers worsened. Jobs growth in electronics-related manufacturers also turned negative,” a statistics bureau official told reporters.
Jobs in retailers also continued to slump, losing 113,000 jobs from a year earlier, and there were 38,000 less jobs in accommodation facilities and restaurants.
“The fall in unemployment rate is definitely a good phenomenon … but it is premature to say the job market is solidly recovering simply by the fact that the unemployment rate is falling,” said Lee Seung-suk, a research fellow at Korea Economic Research Institute.
The lack of jobs growth in the core manufacturing sector and for workers in their 30s, 40s and 50s was a concern as government-led public, healthcare and social services sector jobs made gains, Lee added.
People working less than 36 hours per week, mostly in lower paying and less desirable roles, jumped 64.5% from a year earlier, while those working longer hours actually fell 17.1%.
Employment prospects for younger South Koreans remained a concern.
The jobless rate for those aged 15 to 29 was 5.8% in August, but the real rate, known as the ‘expanded unemployment rate’ – which combines the unemployed with part-time and temporary jobholders, and those who gave up looking for jobs or who are preparing for state examinations – was 21.7%.
Workplaces may come under further pressure as South Korea continues to battle its worst wave of COVID-19 infections, fanned by the more transmissible Delta variant.
The country has extended social distancing curbs to at least Oct. 3 as the country boosts vaccinations ahead of a Chuseok holiday, also known as Korean Thanksgiving Day, next week.
The nation has registered a total 275,910 infections since the pandemic started, with 2,367 deaths. Just 40% of the 52 million population are fully vaccinated
The Bank of Korea currently forecasts the annual unemployment rate at 3.9% for this year and 3.8% for next.
(Reporting by Joori Roh; Editing by Jacqueline Wong and Lincoln Feast.)
House Democrats have outlined plans to raise the top marginal income tax rate from 37% to 39.6% as part of a wide menu of tax increases to pay for their multitrillion-dollar spending package.
The hike would affect individuals making over $400,000 or married couples filing jointly who bring in more than $450,000 in annual income, according to materials released by Democrats on the Ways and Means Committee.
The increase would restore the top marginal rate to the same level as it was before Republicans’ 2017 tax cuts and would raise the government $170 billion, according to Democrats.
The proposal goes along with a pitch to increase the capital gains rate for high earners from 20% to 25%, a number that falls short of President Joe Biden’s initial plan to raise the capital gains rate by nearly double to 39.6%. Including an existing Obamacare surtax on investment income, those earning over $1 million would pay a rate of 28.8%.
Additionally, Democrats want to raise the corporate tax rate to 26.5% from 21%, which is less than the White House’s original proposal to raise the rate up to 28%, although it is higher than centrist Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin’s desire for a 25% corporate tax rate.
Other revenue-raising measures include a new 3% surtax on those making more than $5 million, increased taxes on tobacco and nicotine products, and increased restrictions on carried interest, a type of income earned by private equity firms.
The spending package, which is a top priority for Democrats who fear losing one or both chambers of Congress during the 2022 midterm elections, has been a difficult lift given the party’s wire-thin majority.
While some on the leftward flanks of Congress, such as independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, have expressed dismay that the proposed $3.5 trillion package doesn’t go far enough, centrist members such as Manchin have knocked the current price tag as too high, especially in light of burgeoning national debt.
Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, said over the weekend that he wants the total spending tied to the bill to be closer to $1.5 trillion . The spending package itself has no bipartisan support and is expected to be rammed through Congress using a process called reconciliation, which prevents Republicans from filibustering the legislation and allows it to pass by a simple majority vote.
Democrats are confident that the current slate of tax proposals would be sufficient to entirely pay for $3.5 trillion in spending. They project that $2.9 trillion will be paid for through the proposals themselves, while the remaining $600 billion would be recouped through increased economic growth associated with the spending portion of the plan.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis blasted Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) during a press conference after Fauci criticized comments DeSantis made.
During a press conference, a reporter questioned DeSantis, asking, “Governor, you recently said that unvaccinated individuals had no impact on numbers, and Dr. Fauci was quoted saying that — ”
“That’s not what I said. No, no, no, that’s not what I said,” DeSantis interjected.
“Not that I ever expect to be quoted properly. What I said was, if you’re going to force vaccine mandates on people, just to understand that what the data is showing us about the vaccine, the data is showing us you’re much less likely to be hospitalized or die if you’re vaccinated. That is true. And I think you see it in the statistics.”
“However, the vaccinations have not created herd immunity,” DeSantis continued. “So if the idea is that having herd immunity, you force everyone to do this, and that will create a herd immunity, that has not happened. It’s still spreading. People who, I mean, obviously in Florida, we’re going down now which is great, but that’s not what the issue is, is it creating a herd immunity? Fauci also said if 50 per cent were vaccinated, you would not see any surges anymore. Well, that isn’t true. Look at obviously the Sunbelt, look in the Pacific Northwest, look at Hawaii, huge surges that you’ve seen.”
In an interview with NPR’s “Morning Edition” in December 2020, Fauci was asked by the station’s Rachel Martin how many Americans would need to receive a vaccine to have an impact on the spread of COVID-19. He replied, “I would say 50 per cent would have to get vaccinated before you start to see an impact.” He added that if “75 to 85 per cent” got vaccinated, we could achieve “that blanket of herd immunity.”
.@GovRonDeSantis hits back at Dr. Fauci, who criticized him this AM on CNN: “Fauci said if 50 percent were vaccinated you wouldn’t see any surges anymore — well, that isn’t true” pic.twitter.com/8f0kPDkAGs
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 7, 2021
In response to a question about Florida’s ban on vaccines, passports and immunity, Governor DeSantis said at the press conference Fauci referred to:
“I’m vaccinated, but I’m offended that someone would make me show something just to go to a restaurant or just to live life. And there’s a lot of people who’ve already recovered from COVID who do have immunity. You actually are saying me with a Johnson and Johnson shot can go in, but someone who’s recovered from COVID and probably a stronger immunity. They can’t go in. I’m sorry. That is anti-science. I also don’t want two [classes] of citizens. We have some people in our, in our communities who just made the decision. This is something that they’re not going to do. So what you’re going to do, right? Some amount of society, they’re not going to be able to go show their face. And some of these places that have vaccine passports, because the little kids aren’t eligible for vaccine, some of them are saying you’re under 12, don’t even come in.
And it’s also the case that as much as I, uh, am happy to see vaccinated people get good protection against hospitalization and death. And it has been good. The fact is [COVID] is spreading regardless of vaccination. I mean, that’s just the reality. The theory behind the vaccine passport is okay, if we force everyone to be up to have it in order to kind of live in society, then you’ll be able to basically just a new COVID. We know that that’s not the case, you know, very, very high vaccination rates. You still have big waves. So it just doesn’t make any sense. In my view is, we gotta protect people’s ability, to live their lives. I don’t want a biomedical security state in which you’re constantly having to do this, just to be able to live everyday life. At the end of the day, the vaccines have helped people ward off severe illness.
We obviously work very hard to distribute it at the end of the day, though. It is about your health and whether you want that protection or not. It really doesn’t impact me or anyone else because we’ve seen the data on this. And so the theory behind it,[vaccine passports] I think has gone totally up in smoke. And I also just think that there’s been huge mistakes made along the way with some of these authorities, lecturing people about this. I can tell ya, there’s a lot of folks that when they hear that, [about vaccine passports] if they’re on the fence that pushes them in the other direction, that is not the way that you do it. You know, what I try to do is just give the data. I’d give it honestly, I’m not going to sugar coat it, and I’m not going to tell somebody, uh, something that, that is not true based on the data, just because I want them to behave in a certain way. A lot of these folks, they tell these noble lies because they want you to behave in a certain way. And so they don’t give the whole truth.
I mean, you look at the fact that we’re even having to do this with this early treatment. That that should not, we should, we’re happy to do because we want to help, but this should have been something that was screamed from the rooftops, uh, from HHS and CDC since last December. Can you imagine if a hundred percent of Americans knew that this was something that was available? You know, how many people we would have kept that in the hospital, you know, many people that would not have died over the last nine months. Uh, that’s just a fact. And, we’re obviously correcting that in Florida and we’re actually helping other states too, because we’ve put a lot of emphasis on it.
But you know, I look at that and I wonder why, if you have an effective treatment, I mean, this treatment was used on an experimental basis to the president of the United States in October and very effectively, why wouldn’t you be talking about it? And I think one of the reasons that people didn’t want some didn’t think that they should talk about it is because they didn’t want people to think, okay, maybe you don’t need to get vaccinated. Maybe you just get the treatment. And they worried that people would, would take that message in my view is, is, you know, we’ve never said it’s either-or, we think that they complement each other, but if someone does do that, that’s not a reason to not give them the full information. That’s not a reason to not provide this, for everybody. I think some of the stuff with the vaccine passports, I mean, it’s an overreach to be it’s too intrusive.
And at the end of the day, my philosophy is as governor, my job is to protect your individual freedom. My job is not to protect corporate freedom. That is not what I’m here for. I mean, we have a good business climate, we have everything, but this idea that businesses can just do whatever they want and invade your privacy and doing all that. No, I’m not signing up for that. I’m signing up for protecting your freedom and making sure we have a society in Florida where people can make the best decisions for themselves and for their families. And that’s what we’re doing by protecting against these mandates. Um, and making sure that that’s done based on what people believe is best for them and their families, but not something that’s imposed either by government or in some respects in some instances by very, very powerful private entities.”
TORONTO, Ontario (LifeSiteNews) – Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s “science team” warned last Wednesday that a fall lockdown will be imposed if vaccination rates do not rise “substantially” above 85% for all those over age 12, a sharp increase from the current rate of 76%.
“Among the unvaccinated, we do expect to see a rapid increase in the number of seriously ill people needing hospital care as workplaces and education reopen in September,” claims the advisory board.
“We do not expect to see the same proportion of severely ill cases in the vaccinated,” they continued.
The Ford government says it is hopeful that the vaccine passport system, which goes into effect September 22, will prevent the “need” for a lockdown by coercing more people into getting jabbed as a way of not losing their freedoms.
“We need to avoid lockdowns at all costs,” Ford told the press, encouraging the unvaccinated to get the shot.
Ontario has over 13.6 million residents, and according to the Toronto Star there are only 163 people in intensive care units as a purported result of COVID-19. This means that the Ford government is suggesting a lockdown for a virus that is only seriously impacting 0.001% of Ontarians.
Ford’s extortion plan, which includes the passport system that will publicly discriminate based on medical status, as well as lockdowns if compliance is not high enough, is not supported by the evidence found in other countries, or by various doctors and epidemiologist.
The Ontario government and their science committee are using vaccination rates as the only metric relevant in stopping the spread of COVID-19, a belief which Harvard Medical School epidemiologist Dr. Martin Kulldorff argues contradicts the evidence surrounding natural immunity.
“In Israel, vaccinated individuals had 27 times higher risk of symptomatic COVID infection compared to those with natural immunity from prior COVID disease,” Dr. Kulldorff said on Twitter, citing the study.
In Israel, vaccinated individuals had 27 times higher risk of symptomatic COVID infection compared to those with natural immunity from prior COVID disease [95%CI:13-57, adjusted for time of vaccine/disease]. No COVID deaths in either group.https://t.co/hopImCD1D0
— Martin Kulldorff (@MartinKulldorff) August 25, 2021
“So, vaccine mandates are not only scientific nonsense, they are also discriminatory and unethical,” he added.
Additionally, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennet, when announcing his citizens need to receive a third shot for immunity against COVID-19, said the “most vulnerable population at the moment, in a paradoxical manner, are the ones who received two vaccines doses.”
“They do not understand the second dose has faded against the ‘Delta’ — and [they] must quickly get vaccinated with the third dose,” he continued.
In response to this, Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, the doctor who popularized the successful treatment of COVID-19 using hydroxychloroquine, said, “If you’re vaccinated, if you’re the majority of your population, why are you still having an outbreak? That’s number one. Number two, why would you even give a third shot of the same stuff that didn’t work the first two times?”
In contrast with the evidence, Ontario’s science advisory board continued with the notion that increased vaccination is a necessity in helping restrict the spread of the Delta variant, calling the strain “an acute threat to public health,” with a hospitalization level “two to three times higher” than the original strain.
— Article continues below Petition —
1066659 have signed the petition.
Let’s get to 1100000!
Thank you for signing this petition!
People of goodwill can disagree about the safety, efficacy and religious implications of a new vaccine for the coronavirus.
But, everyone should agree on this point:
No government can force anyone who has reached legal adulthood to be vaccinated for the coronavirus. Equally, no government can vaccinate minors for the coronavirus against the will of their parents or guardians.
Please SIGN this urgent petition which urges policymakers at every level of government to reject calls for mandatory coronavirus vaccination.
Fear of a disease – which we know very little about, relative to other similar diseases – must not lead to knee-jerk reactions regarding public health, nor can it justify supporting the hidden agenda of governmental as well as non-governmental bodies that have apparent conflicts of interest in plans to restrict personal freedoms.
The so-called “public health experts” have gotten it wrong many times during the current crisis. We should not, therefore, allow their opinions to rush decision-makers into policies regarding vaccination.
And, while some people, like Bill Gates, may have a lot of money, his opinion and that of his NGO (the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) – namely, that life will not return to normal till people are widely vaccinated – should not be permitted to influence policy decisions on a coronavirus vaccination program.
Finally, we must also not allow the rush by pharmaceutical companies to produce a new coronavirus vaccine to, itself, become an imperative for vaccination.
Unwitting citizens must not be used as guinea pigs for New World Order ideologues, or Big Pharma, in pursuit of a vaccine (and, profits) which may not even protect against future mutated strains of the coronavirus.
And it goes without saying that the production of vaccines using aborted babies for cell replication is a total non-starter, as the technique is gravely immoral.
However, if after sufficient study of the issue, a person who has reached the age of majority wishes to be vaccinated with a morally produced vaccine, along with his children, that is his business.
But we cannot and will not permit the government to make that decision for us.
Thank you for SIGNING and SHARING this petition, urging policymakers at all levels of government to reject mandatory coronavirus vaccination.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Bill Gates: Life won’t go back to ‘normal’ until population ‘widely vaccinated’ – https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/bill-gates-life-wont-go-back-to-normal-until-population-widely-vaccinated
COVID-19 scare leads to more digital surveillance, talk of mandatory vaccine ‘tattoos’ for kids’ – https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/covid-19-scare-leads-to-more-digital-surveillance-talk-of-mandatory-vaccine-tattoos-for-kids
Trudeau says no return to ‘normal’ without vaccine: ‘Could take 12 to 18 months’ – https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trudeau-says-no-return-to-normal-without-vaccine-could-take-12-to-18-months
Trudeau mulls making coronavirus vaccine mandatory for Canadians – https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trudeau-mulls-making-coronavirus-vaccine-mandatory-for-canadians
US bishop vows to ‘refuse’ COVID-19 vaccine if made from ‘aborted fetal tissue’ – https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/us-bishop-vows-to-refuse-covid-19-vaccine-if-made-from-aborted-fetal-tissue
** While LifeSite opposes immorally-produced vaccines using aborted fetal cell lines, we do not have a position on any particular coronavirus vaccines produced without such moral problems. We realize many have general concerns about vaccines, but also recognize that millions of lives have been saved due to vaccines.
*** Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com
According to the research, fully-vaccinated individuals can still spread and contract the Delta variant, yet Health Canada still insists that even fully-vaccinated people must maintain the practice of social distancing and wear masks.
There are also scientists who say Ford’s proposed lockdowns are harmful, as well.
According to Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a Stanford University Medical School epidemiologist and public health expert, “I say the lockdowns were the single biggest mistake in public health history. I still believe that. I don’t see how anyone can look at lockdown and say there was successful policy.”
Bhattacharya, after studying the effects of lockdowns, cites depression, anxiety, poverty, suicide, and death, as inevitable consequences of the policy.
When asked if lockdowns kill more people than the virus, the Standford epidemiologist said, “Yes, I think that is actually true.”
LifeSiteNews has produced an extensive COVID-19 vaccines resources page. View it here.