Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Reining In The Lockdowns?

There's a growing consensus, not just in the US but internationally, and including officials of mainstream public health organizations like WHO, that the Covid regime of lockdowns has been a disaster, a public health catastrophe. It has led to widespread very harmful consequences for public health, both physical (illnesses undiagnosed and untreated) and mental. We wrote about this recently in Lock This Down! 

It appears that increasingly there is pushback. Some is coming from lawsuits and courts are beginning to listen. That's a slow process. On the other hand, state legislature's are taking action, too. Here's a story that's getting some play. As so often, I quote from a piece republished at ZeroHedge-- 15 States Are Moving To Curb Public Health Agency Powers Following Lockdown Carnage.

Obviously most of these states are Red states--there are a few exceptions--but states like TX and FL are hardly to be dismissed in the scheme of American politics.

The following excerpt is intended to simply provide an overview of measures under consideration. How much momentum this movement has is difficult to say, but I wouldn't dismiss this lightly:

In May, the Network for Public Health Law published a report showing that in recent months no fewer than 15 state legislatures have passed or are considering passing measures that would restrict the legal authority of public health departments.

Among the provisions passed or considered are the following:

  • Prohibitions on requiring citizens to wear masks;

  • Prohibiting health agencies from closing businesses or schools;

  • Banning the use of quarantines for people who have not been shown to be sick;

  • Preventing state hospitals and universities from requiring vaccinations for employees and students;

  • Preventing local governments from exercising emergency powers that are inconsistent with state health department guidelines;

Earlier this year, for example, North Dakota passed legislation making it unlawful for state officials to force citizens to wear masks—just one of a growing number of states to place restrictions on mask orders. In March, Kansas’s legislature passed legislation that removes the governor’s ability to shut down businesses during a public health emergency.

Meanwhile, more than 40 states passed legislation that made it unlawful for health departments to mandate COVID-19 vaccination.


  1. With the dismally low possibility of accountability in this, let's hope the silver lining becomes the inability of the police state to pull the same stunt twice.

  2. Meanwhile at the WHO:

    Indian Bar Assoc. moves against WHO scientist: ‘Deliberately suppressed’ ivermectin data

    Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, the Chief Scientist at the World Health Organization, has been served legal notice of a suit against her by the Indian Bar Association for spreading false information about the drug ivermectin.

    Swaminathan is the author of more than 350 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. A Foreign Fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine, she is also a Fellow of all three of India’s science academies.

    Within the WHO, the role of the science division, which she heads, is to ensure the organization “stays ahead of the curve and leverages advances in science and technology for public health and clinical care, as well as ensuring that the norms, standards and guidelines produced by WHO are scientifically excellent, relevant and timely.”

    The Indian Bar Association (IBA) alleges that Dr. Swaminathan was “spreading disinformation and misguiding the people of India, in order to fulfill her agenda,” advancing her own interests, and it is seeking to prevent her from “causing further damage.”

    The association further asserted that Swaminathan, in her statements against the use of ivermectin, ignored research and clinical trials from two organizations that have led the study of ivermectin as a COVID-19 treatment — the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC) and the British Ivermectin Recommendation Development (BIRD) — that have presented solid and abundant data showing the dramatic effectiveness of the drug.

    “Dr. Soumya Swaminathan has ignored these studies/reports and has deliberately suppressed the data regarding effectiveness of the drug Ivermectin, with an intent to dissuade the people of India from using Ivermectin,” the IBA said in a statement.

    More here:

    1. Yes, I've been watching that. More to the point for the US, Dr. Kory ripped the expenditure of billions on developing new anti-Covid drugs: Why spend all that money when Ivermectin WORKS?

    2. I was glad to see such a senior WHO official smacked good and hard by the bar in what is presumably her own home country. Unfortunately the article was not in any of the MSM ...

      Visited Dr. Stella Immanuel’s site a while ago, and read post by post the contacts from those who want to get HCQ and ivermectin - for either prophylactic use or to treat active infection - and what they are going through. She does provide the meds themselves if the Rxs she provides cannot be filled by local pharmacies, but imagine the stress level for the sick person...

    3. I read about it as much as a week ago, but I forget where. Probably should have posted something about it. Time constraints.