FeaturedSyndicated PostsTrending Commentary

She Was 49 and the Lockdown Killed Her

The pandemic lockdowns will hopefully be remembered as one of the most destructive forces in America’s history. For me, like many Americans, the costs are VERY personal and tragically real.

I learned Thursday evening that my little sister died. She didn’t die of Coronavirus or even some comorbidity or whatever other terms the media is throwing out. She died from .. the lockdown and the toll it took on her way of life. She is loved.

She was 49 and the lockdown killed her – a loss of life the media doesn’t want to talk about.

We were latchkey kids and I was the oldest. I walked her to and from school, made breakfast (well, french toast was all I knew how to make) and lunches. We fought over what to watch on afternoon TV when we got home. We played, we fought, we did what siblings do did. Damnit!

She is was a paralegal at a law firm that had precious few hours to give as the court system in her very large city shut down. It shut down, as the rest of the city did, as an ordered response to COVID-19. Since then, she hasn’t been able to afford her very meager lifestyle. I could hear the sadness in her voice each week when we talked on the phone. Those calls became less frequent in recent weeks.

Not being able to work, go out with friends, visit family … survive – it all weighed on her. She wouldn’t even accept a free trip to visit us – likely because she felt ashamed that she couldn’t afford it herself.

We don’t know for sure yet, but I think she just stopped taking her insulin. Maybe she decided to let a now impossibly difficult life slip away rather than face the growing mountain of shit that politicians and their useless lockdowns left at her small apartment door.

She was 49 and politicians killed her – a loss of life they choose to ignore.

But the cost of the lockdowns isn’t limited to my little sister. How many like her are out there?

My business and businesses owned by family and friends have been decimated by the economic costs of the lockdowns. I worry that losing my sister will only be the tip of a catastrophically cruel iceberg. A catastrophe that newly-proposed economic policies will likely make even worse. How many lives have the lockdowns actually taken? Where is the daily tracker on that New York Times, CNN, MSNBC, and the rest of you sycophants?

Restaurants, stores, and shops have shuttered leaving families – both the owners and their employees – to face financial ruin. It takes a toll on the human spirit that the biased media is unwilling to report. They are inhuman.

Business owners put everything they have into their businesses and – in a politically-engineered recession – have nowhere else to go when they fail. All this was directly caused by the terrible decisions made by bureaucrats who chose security over liberty and political goals over fortunes, futures, and hope for hard-working Americans – especially my sister.

Suddenly, self-serving bureaucrats have decided to re-open their economies. Not because pandemic statistics improved, but simply because a Democrat got elected to the White House. For my little sister and others like her, their sudden, and obviously political reversal, came way too late. They are not forgiven. They never will be.

How many others like her have they killed? In my family, 100% of our losses have been due to the lockdown and 0% have been due to COVID-19. How’s that for stats Fauci?!

She was 49 and politicians killed her.

Go well into the arms of the Lord baby sister. I miss you . I’ll always miss you.

Content created by Conservative Daily News and some content syndicated through CDN is available for re-publication without charge under the Creative Commons license. Visit our syndication page for details and requirements.

Support Conservative Daily News with a small donation via Paypal or credit card that will go towards supporting the news and commentary you've come to appreciate.

Rich Mitchell

Rich Mitchell is the editor-in-chief of Conservative Daily News and the president of Bald Eagle Media, LLC. His posts may contain opinions that are his own and are not necessarily shared by Bald Eagle Media, CDN, staff or .. much of anyone else. Find him on twitter, facebook and

Related Articles


  1. So sorry for your loss. I hope healing will be quick for you and your family. Let the good memories of your sister keep you company. Best wishes to you.

  2. I am devastated for you just reading this. We need those in authority to have some heart.

  3. Rich, at times like this it seems that words are just words and there are no “right” ones. As a friend of many years I hope you know what’s in my heart in this time of sadness for you and your family. The Choir of Angels now has a new sweet voice…..

    1. Thank you, Jan. I’m struggling to get work done, stay present for my family. It’s just hard to see through watery eyes.

      Now the lockdowns have created another mess. The government offices that create permits for whatever the funeral home needs aren’t fully-staffed due to COVID restrictions so it could take weeks for us to lay her to rest. Insult added to injury. These bureaucrats will never be forgiven for what they’ve done. Never.

  4. I am so sorry to hear about this but not surprised. There are many that are experiencing the same situation and it scares me to consider how large a problem this is. So many have lost everything, and some will not be able to restore it before needing to retire. My son has lost a lot, his business owning a gym, his wife who couldn’t handle it, and he will be turning 50 in 2 years. I pushed him to get a cat for company and it worked until last week when the cat got sick and had to be given up. I was very scared he would take his life as he is very social which no friends, no place to go, and no hope for gaining back what he lost. We have family that live close together and I think that will help but I’m always thinking that one day might be that day.
    Thank you for sharing this story as it helps us who are still scared by the possibilities fabricated by overzealous leaders doing much but totally failing.

  5. 49, smart, but ignorant of her immortal soul…….now lost forever, without hope, or respite from torments. Oh, how sad!

Back to top button