Making mistakes or being overly cautions at the beginning of a crisis is understandable. But to continue those errors, while failing to engage in even the most basic outside the box thinking, is unacceptable.
As I wrote earlier, Ontario’s new lockdown is the definition of insanity.
Toronto has been under the strictest lockdown in North America for months, yet cases keep going up.
Businesses have been on a brutal rollercoaster, being allowed to open, then closed again, then opened, and now closed.
Now, that’s being extended to the rest of the province.
Yet, this entire time, any emphasis on physical fitness and health has been ignored.
Many of the politicians and ‘experts’ we are supposed to take health advice from are themselves often in pretty poor physical shape:
“Why are we taking health advice from politicians and ‘experts’ who are in terrible physical shape?”
In addition to this, the advice has been absolutely contradictory. In fact, we currently have the national advisory council advising that AstraZeneca shots should be halted for individuals under 55, while confusion seemed to reign about whether the public health department supported that recommendation.
And who can forget the politicians and ‘experts’ telling us border controls weren’t needed, saying the virus was low risk, saying calls for shutting down flights from China were ‘bigoted’, saying ‘stigma’ was a bigger threat, saying ‘racism’ was a bigger threat, giving contradictory advice on masks, and more.
Then, they locked everything down while failing to protect the most vulnerable at seniors care homes.
Of course, big international companies and big box stores were allowed to keep operating, and politicians kept getting their paycheques, and kept getting raises.
The fact that obesity is the biggest risk factor after age was simply ignored, and gyms were shut down – possible the worst thing to do.
The politicians and ‘experts’ basically told people to become even more sedentary, and punished those who tried to keep gyms open.
Other advice like the importance of Vitamin D wasn’t shared by the government, despite the fact that even a half-decent public awareness campaign or a fraction of their massive spending increases could have helped increase Vitamin D levels.
In short, they appeared to have learned nothing during this entire crisis, failing to recognize the importance of resiliency, and simply shutting things down over and over again.
And then of course we watch them try to use every event as justification for lockdowns.
If cases surge despite lockdowns, they say it ‘would have been worse’ without them. When cases slow during lockdowns, they say it was because of the lockdowns.
They never allow for the possibility that they are wrong, despite them having been wrong so many times.
At this point, we have to ask the question:
If our politicians and ‘experts’ aren’t adapting and learning, what the hell are we paying them for?