Governments Lifting COVID Mandates Are Not Crediting Protests, But Themselves

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In Brief

  • The Facts:
    • Government and political messages continue to emphasize that lockdowns and mandates are why they can now start lifting COVID mandates.

    • Evidence showing that these measures have not only been unsuccessful, but more harmful than COVID itself continues to be ignored.

  • Reflect On:
    • Is government crediting their decisions so these measures can be implemented in the future?

    • Should we really give governments this much power, ever?

    • Why is information and evidence calling into question these measures constantly ignored, censored and ridiculed?

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Multiple countries have already or are in the process of lifting all COVID mandates, which include vaccine passports. Here in Canada, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario have announced the end of such mandates, and it looks like Quebec may soon follow. Several European countries have done the same.

These announcements in Canada come amidst massive protests in the country, more particularly the “Freedom Convoy” heard around the world. The Pulse journalists have been on the ground in Ottawa covering these protests. You can access our coverage on Instagram, Facebook, Youtube or Telegram.

Despite the Canadian government labelling these protestors as a “fringe” group of racist “extremists” with “unacceptable views,” a recent Angus Reid poll actually suggests that the majority of Canadians are in support of removing COVID mandates. And despite the Canadian government labelling these protests as an extremist demonstration, it’s actually the complete opposite. These are very peaceful protests that represent freedom, unity and love, but it’s not surprising to see government along with legacy media paint a completely inaccurate picture.

It’s quite a family friendly environment, but the government is now taking extreme measures to stop them.

For the first time in history Trudeau invoked the Emergency Act in Canada based on these false premises. They are desperate to silence any opposition they face. The government even expanded “terrorist financing rules” to shut down any funds meant for the convoy. This includes freezing peoples bank accounts at will. We’ve also seen this in the United States, where views that oppose the government may now be considered a form of domestic terrorism, according to a recent statement made by the Department of Homeland Security.

But protests against mandates have been happening all over the world since they were announced. These mass demonstrations of people seem to be some of the largest in history, yet they were never adequately televised. These demonstrations have grown so large and happen to coincide with the lifting of mandates, but governments and health authorities continue to credit the measures they’ve taken to combat COVID. They have continually claimed that protests have nothing to do with these decisions.

For example, when Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced that restrictions would be lifted, he stated the following on Feb 14, 2022.

“Like all of you I’ve waited a long time for this news, but please never doubt that the steps we took together, as difficult as they were, were absolutely necessary and saved tens of thousands of lives.”

Is this true? No, it’s a misleading statement. Lockdowns, for example, were one of the the most catastrophic health measures in human history. Multiple studies, including a recent meta-analysis have found that lockdowns had little to no impact on COVID mortality. Not only that, they killed more people than COVID. This was a concern quite early on in the pandemic.

For example, just seven months into the pandemic, Germany’s Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, Gerd Muller, cautioned that global lockdown measures will result in the killing of more people than COVID itself. Renowned Swedish Clinical professor in infectious disease and professor of epidemiology from the Karolinska Institute, Anna-Mia Elkström, along with professor Stefan Swartling Peterson, a Public Health Physician and Professor of Global Health also from the Karolinska Institute, confirmed this just one year into the pandemic.

Just nine months into the pandemic, on an international scale the lockdowns placed 130 million people on the brink of starvation. Even The World Economic Forum estimated  that the lockdowns will cause an additional 150 million people to fall into extreme poverty, 125 times as many people as have died from COVID.

This is just a fraction of the data that’s become available, so why has this type of information been censored, ignored, and in some cases even ridiculed by legacy media and politicians? When lockdowns were being implemented, experts who were expressing concerns and warnings were even labelled as “anti-lockdown” conspiracy theorists.

Why are politicians still crediting these measures?

When it comes to vaccine safety and efficacy, misleading messages have also been bombarding the citizenry. Reports from credible media organizations and even medical journals like the British Medical Journal (BMJ) regarding clinical trial fraud were censored.

Several researchers from various academic institutions in the United Kingdom, United States and Canada have published a new paper in pre-print form titled, “The Unintended Consequences of COVID-19 Vaccine Policy: Why Mandates, Passports, and Segregated Lockdowns may cause more Harm than Good.”

The paper goes deep into these misleading messages and provides many great examples. As a result of these messages from politicians and legacy media, real safety and efficacy concerns have not been addressed, not to mention COVID vaccine injury reports.

Is It Because These Mandates Will Return In The Future?

So, why is it that these points remain unacknowledged? Well, to portray the measures that governments took to combat COVID as nothing but successful provides justification to enact these measures in the future. This could be the answer.

What happens when a new variant pops up in a year? What happens when a new pandemic begins in 2025? By that time, politicians and governments will point to how successful lockdown measures and vaccine mandates were during COVID, and make it quite easy to justify their use again.

Meanwhile, the data and science showing the complete opposite will continue to remain ignored, ridiculed and unacknowledged, just like what we saw with The Great Barrington Declaration for these past two years.

So What’s The Solution?

It seems the only reasonable answer is mass non compliance.

For example, if lockdowns are initiated, imagine more than 90 percent of businesses simply not complying? Nothing could be done, just as we’ve seen with the Freedom Convoy in Ottawa. Nothing can really be done to remove their presence, this is why the government is now resorting to extreme measures that are quite unethical and unlawful.

What we still fail to realize is that, despite how much power and control government authorities have over our daily lives, it is the citizenry and their compliance that determines what direction we go. This is why campaigns to manipulate the perception and consciousness of human beings are so important to governments, big unethical corporations and legacy media.

It seems more important that humans can find common ground instead of continually being divided on matters that have become purely political and not about what’s best for humanity.

In this case freedom is the common ground to stand on.

A massive amount of resources are spent every single year to control the public mind. A quote I’ve used in the past from Edward Bernays comes to mind,

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element of democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.”

Edward Bernays, Propaganda 1928

Humanity can only be pushed so far. COVID has been a great catalyst for people to question what’s really happening in our planet, and why. And that’s a very positive thing.

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