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Victoria’s lockdown is a humanitarian crisis that the UN should sending troops to LIFT, and save the people there

That’s fantasy, of course, since the UN is totally on board with just such lethal crackdowns.

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Cassie K : “In 6 weeks in Victoria there’s been a 33% increase in hospital self harm presentations, in children 😔 There are children slitting their wrists and hurting themselves at an alarming rate because of these lockdowns.

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There has been over 30,000 police call outs due to domestic violence since the start of lockdowns, the victims have generally been woman and children.

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Child abuse is often picked up by mandatory reporters through schools, or social services.Nobody is going door to door to check on the welfare of children for domestic or sexual abuse or malnourishment. Not during a mental health & economic crisis’

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Lifeline are receiving a phone call every 30 seconds everyday. That means one person is wanting to commit suicide every 30 seconds.

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People who are in a crisis have nowhere to turn for support except Emergency Departments but due to shortages in mental health beds people who are suicidal or psychotic are being left waiting for days at a time or told to go home.

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Two parents who lost their businesses and were struggling with severe mental health issues commited suicide together. There children will grow up without their parents.

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Psychiatrists have described a new drug epidemic in Victoria. People with mental health problems resorted to illicit drug use, people who never had drug issues in the past, now addiction will follow them & as a result their families and friends long after lockdown is over.

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There has been a massive decrease in hospital presentations & GP routine examinations for cancers, heart disease and chronic illness’, which means people could have years cut of their life expectancy because of delayed detection.

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Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Autism & Neurological disorders are drastically impacted by social isolation. Children and the elderly will be cognitively affected in some cases permanently

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Elderly people in and out of aged care have been cut off from their families. They may have spent their last days without sunshine or a hug from their grandchildren.People have had to watch their partners dying through a glass window after 50 years of marriage. Meanwhile nurses and doctors in hospitals are not even wearing masks anymore. 

Are you uncomfortable yet? ⚠️ 

So while you sit on your couches with your partner, not remotely affected by lockdowns, whether you’re fortunate enough not to have elderly relatives, mental illness, children with mental illness, are introverted, don’t have chronic health problems, don’t have a traumatic background and are not impacted financially. Don’t expect your experience represents the Victorian experience, don’t trivialise the experience of others. Stop using statements like “why is it so hard” or “don’t you care about people dying!”. 

If you want to stand by Andrews, do so. But don’t attack other Victorians who hold him to account for the damage inflicted to our friends, our children, our grandparents, or our own lives. 

So far the only response they can give  is “I don’t recall”, “I can’t remember”, or “I was unaware”….. We deserve more. 

For more great content you should also follow Brittany Jayde. Another fearless warrior who is demanding more from our government!”

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