UN: A Billion People Will be Driven Into Extreme Poverty by Lockdowns

At least they didn’t get the flu.


Another 207 million people could be driven into extreme poverty by the severe long-term impact of the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the total number to more than one billion by 2030, warns the UN.

According to a new study from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) released this week, a “high-damage” scenario would mean a protracted recovery from the pandemic. The report anticipates that 80 percent of the pandemic-induced economic crisis would persist for over a decade, stalling the pre-pandemic growth trajectory.

A “baseline Covid” scenario, based on current mortality rates and the most recent growth projections by the International Monetary Fund, would result in 44 million more people living in extreme poverty by 2030, compared to the development trajectory the world was on before the pandemic.

“As this new poverty research highlights, the Covid-19 pandemic is a tipping point, and the choices leaders take now could take the world in very different directions,” said the UNDP’s Administrator Achim Steiner. “We have an opportunity to invest in a decade of action that not only helps people recover from Covid-19, but that re-sets the development path of people and planet towards a fairer, resilient and green future.”

We know for a fact that hundreds of millions will be driven into extreme poverty. The UN admits it. Also, every single person on earth who isn’t ultra-wealthy will have about two-thirds of their wealth taken from them over the next five years.

But it’s all worth it to prevent people from getting the flu.

“Lives over the economy” was always bound to transform into “lockdowns over lives.” Because they were always the same thing.

The easiest way to wipe people out is apparently to tell them you’re doing it to save them because you are their mommy and you love them.