Charlotte Reedtz, a Norweigan psychology professor, is warning folks that a post-coronavirus society will end up being a “national obedience contest” that will eventually have a devastating impact on the mental health of everyone for many years to come.
A report from Summit News says Reedtz, who works at the University of Tromso, believes that adverse psychological damage from lockdowns have not yet been factored into any sort of cost/benefit analysis.
“The political landscape has changed to become a national obedience contest,” Reedtz said during an interview with national broadcaster NRK. “We compete to have the strictest measures for the entire population in the whole country, as long as possible. And all this without having weighed the cost and effect of the measures you put in place against the costs and consequences.”
Reedtz later pointed out that the measures and guidelines that have been used to combat the COVID-19 pandemic will likely end up having a far worse impact than the illness itself. Which is precisely what conservatives and anyone with even the smallest amount of common sense has been saying from the very beginning.
“We have a large increase in mental health problems, social and emotional problems, in a broad swath of children and adolescents. In many ways, we actually do much worse after all these measures,” she went on to say.
Reedtz then noted that it seems young people are the individuals who suffer the most from these measures.
“There is no doubt that it is children and young people who bear the brunt of infection control measures in Norway. And there are now many studies that show that both behavioural problems, concentration problems, loneliness, depression, and anxiety have increased greatly, both in younger and older age groups,” she said.
The professor then went on to state that people have been “too obedient” to the measures put in place and that they need to “rebel a little.” You can bet your bottom dollar that did not sit well with the more liberal crowd.
The country of Norway has been blessed to only count 640 deaths related to COVID-19, which is a very, very low number compared to many other nations in Europe.