In a stunning rebuke from “science” and “doctors,” leftist politicians and career bureaucrats in the United States and much of the West, The Epoch Times’ Evan Pentchukov reports that the special envoy World Health Organization on COVID-19 urged world leaders to stop using lockdowns as the primary method of controlling the spread of the Communist Party of China (CCP) virus, commonly known as the novel coronavirus.
“Within the World Health Organization, we do not advocate lockdown as the main means of controlling this virus”, David Nabarro said The spectator in an interview that aired Oct. 8.
“The only time we think a foreclosure is justified is to give you time to reorganize, regroup, rebalance your resources, protect your health workers who are exhausted, but overall we prefer not to. “
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Nabarro highlighted the collateral damage caused by lockdowns around the world, especially among the poorest populations.
“Look what happened to the tourism industry, for example in the Caribbean or the Pacific, because people don’t take their vacations. Look at what has happened to small farmers around the world because their markets have weakened. Look at what is happening to the poverty levels. It looks like we might have a doubling of world poverty by next year. It seems that we have at least a doubling of child malnutrition because children are not getting meals at school and their parents, in poor families, cannot afford it, ”Nabarro said.
“This is in fact a terrible horrible global disaster”, he added. “This is why we are really appealing to all of the world leaders: stop using locking as the primary control method, develop better systems to do it, work together and learn from each other, but remember – lockouts have just one consequence that you should never belittle, and that makes the poor much poorer. “
Nabarro is not the only scientist to oppose lockdowns.
A number of scientists and medical and public health practitioners have signed the Great Barrington Declaration, which states that “The current foreclosure policies are having devastating effects on public health in the short and long term.”
The signatories are: “Dr. Martin Kulldorff, professor of medicine at Harvard University and biostatistician and epidemiologist with expertise in the detection and monitoring of infectious disease epidemics and vaccine safety assessments, Dr. Sunetra Gupta, professor at the University of ‘Oxford, an epidemiologist with expertise in immunology, vaccine development, and mathematical modeling of infectious diseases, and Dr Jay Bhattacharya, professor at Stanford University Medical School, physician, epidemiologist, health economist and policy specialist public health focusing on infectious diseases and vulnerable populations.
“The most compassionate approach that balances the risks and benefits of achieving herd immunity is to allow those at minimal risk of dying to live their lives normally to develop immunity to the virus through natural infection. , while better protecting those at the highest risk, ” the statement declares.
With few exceptions, world leaders have followed in the footsteps of the Chinese Communist regime in responding to the outbreak of the virus, imposing unprecedented lockdowns. Sweden, which has not imposed a lockdown, has not seen an unfavorable outcome compared to some places and countries that have.
In the United States, President Donald Trump has delegated decisions on lockdown measures to individual state governors, but has pushed for the economy to be reopened and lockdowns lifted.
As William Anderson recently wrote for The Mises Institute, lockdowns only serve the progressive political class …
We need to understand that the political classes and their media have a vested interest in the lockdown status quo, and that includes the regular provision of what can only be called disinformation. Last summer, the mainstream media dutifully reported a highly questionable report (I use that term for charity) that the Sturgis Cycling Rally in South Dakota resulted in over a quarter of a million infections. to covid and over $ 12 billion in medical bills. It should have been obvious at first glance that the report was deeply flawed, but in their desire to fuel the covid-is-kills us narrative, reporters took this too good to be true story and followed it.
As far as politicians are concerned, the covid crisis has been a boon to government leaders and bureaucrats who view constitutional restrictions that limit their authority as mere obstacles to be easily removed. Governors such as Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, Andrew Cuomo of New York, Gavin Newsom of California, and Tom Wolfe of Pennsylvania have received media coverage for seizing and using dictatorial powers, with Whitmer even unilaterally deciding that the sale of seeds from garden in stores was illegal. Cuomo’s decision to force housing for covid-19 patients in nursing homes has resulted in the deaths of thousands of people, but his national media coverage is uniformly positive.
Compare Cuomo’s affirmative media coverage with the barrage of media attacks against Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota. Noem has emphasized personal responsibility and has not attempted mass school and business closures in the state, and the mainstream media has erupted in fury. Whether South Dakota weathered this pandemic relatively well does not matter to the media, as the only acceptable action (for mainstream and elite journalists) in response to covid is that governors alone take the lead. power and lock up their citizens.
Keep in mind that the real losses suffered by Americans as a result of the brutal government response to the covid epidemic are permanent. As Robert Higgs so eloquently pointed out in Crisis and Leviathan, governments often create crises or, at the very least, manipulate events such as natural disasters and use them as opportunities to expand government powers. Even after the crisis is over, governments retain some of their newly self-granted powers – and most people care little or not at all, even when the government has further restricted their freedoms.
Presumably this means Joe Biden will now push for locks to be lifted across all blue states?… Because he “listens to scientists”?
We wonder how long will it take before the WHO also calls for an end to mask wear?
At the end of the day, as Anderson concluded, the only way the political classes can “get us safe” is to do what is necessary to make us safe, or as relatively safe as possible. When a virus is on the move – as it is most of the time – we do what we can to prevent it and do what we can to treat it. In other words, we appeal to real medical science, not what the political and media classes have concocted for us.
Alex Jones breaks down Trump by fighting the authoritarian lockdown from the left curled up in fear of Covid.
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