Governments have killed more people than the next 10 leading causes of death combined. From Simon Black at sovereignman.com:
Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty and risks to your prosperity.
Today, we are starting with some stories that are not amusing, but simply tragic.
Unborn baby dies due to absurd Covid lockdown rules
This one highlights the sad reality of crushing people’s basic rights.
An Australian woman was in childbirth a few weeks ago when it became clear she needed highly specialized medical care.
Unfortunately her small town of Ballina, located in the Australian state of New South Wales, did not have sufficient medical care options to treat her pregnancy complications.
Ballina is very close to the border of the neighboring state of Queensland, where two much larger cities– Gold Coast, and Brisbane– are fairly close by.
And prior to Covid, the woman would have simply been quickly transported to one of those two cities in the neighboring state for a multitude of top quality medical options.
But now Australians are no longer able to travel across their own state lines without special permission from the government.
The woman was told that she would have to undergo a 14-day quarantine, simply for crossing the state line, before she could access medical care in Queensland. Incredible.
This was obviously unacceptable. So her next best option was to fly to Syndey (which is at the opposite end of New South Wales, a state that’s bigger than Texas). Except that the next flight was SIXTEEN HOURS later.
Needless to say, she didn’t receive the care she needed in time, and one of her twin babies died as a result of the travel restrictions.
They say all the lockdowns are worth it if it saves just one life.
What about the lives the lockdowns take?