It doesn't actually inform me about anything other than the assertions of a junior doctor who read a paper.This is an interesting read.
Two professors at Karolinska Institutet have gone through data from UNICEF and UNAID to determine how many people have been killed by lockdown. Here's what they found.sebastianrushworth.com
It wasn't so much about the numbers, but about the areas that people don't think of when a lockdown is imposed. Ask your average man on the street what is affected by lockdowns and they might say the pubs lose money for instance, how many do you think will say marriage of children has increased, or teen pregnancy has increased? It's an interesting thought experiment and there were things in there that even I hadn't considered.It doesn't actually inform me about anything other than the assertions of a junior doctor who read a paper.
Nor do I actually think a clinician from his specialty (chronic disease) has any particular training which makes his insights compelling or persuasive in the absence of any actual data or methodology.
However, if you have a link to the original paper, or a pre-print, I'd be interested to read it because it probably does highlight important trends which would enhance my insight.
I can see plenty of reasons in the UK why lockdown would increase teenage pregnancy rates, but the article was referring to issues worldwide, hence the marriage of children part, not really an issue here but it is in other countries.The only way teenage pregnancy could increase during a lockdown if if the persons responsible were breaking the law and meeting up. It would be difficult from a distance Unless of course it was immaculate conception or a result of incest. How marriage of children increased during a lockdown is also more than a little strange.
I'm gonna blow your mind here, but teenagers generally don't follow the rules! Shocker I know. Teens are going out and meeting up even though it's illegal, who would have thought but it's true!Of course you can Mr resident expert in all matters google, so please explain how when those very teenagers are NOT ALLOWED to get within 2 metres of each other never mind intimate they would be more likely to get pregnant than in normal times when they are drunk free and loose. Unless of course they are breaking the law which is hardly the fault of a lockdown.
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It is and my post wasn't seeking to make light of it. I'm not sure what I can do about it though. It doesn't change my view of the actions that have been taken in response to Covid 19. I accept that it has had other consequences but I believe the downsides of not taking them would have been greater for society as a whole. I also accept and respect others hold different views ... history shows the likelihood of consensus on an Internet forum is low!Joke aside, this is a serious topic. Child abuse has risen and teenage pregnancies are reported to have increased in some parts of the world. Unfortunately our data here in the UK is 3 years old.
Yeah fair enough, I didn't think you were making light in general though one person seems to think child abuse is amusing worryingly. I wasn't expecting a solution, in any event it's too late now, the damage has been done in all aspects. I am very glad to see schools going back, hopefully that will somewhat slow the damage to kids though I suspect we are at the beginning of a long road for our youngsters just to get back to where they were a year ago.It is and my post wasn't seeking to make light of it. I'm not sure what I can do about it though. It doesn't change my view of the actions that have been taken in response to Covid 19. I accept that it has had other consequences but I believe the downsides of not taking them would have been greater for society as a whole. I also accept and respect others hold different views ... history shows the likelihood of consensus on an Internet forum is low!
Going back to the original post my comment would be there is no new news here. The reporting has been clearly labelled and this is just a repeat of an argument against (or for a different form of) lockdown. There is a degree of irony that Richie Allen has a strap line saying he covers the news the MSM won't and then repeats a Daily Mail article.