“We really do have to learn how to coexist with this virus in a way that doesn’t require constant closing down of economies.” That sound like something Trump said? It isn’t. It does sound like what he and others in the administration and some Republican members of congress have said, not to mention writers and bloggers and thousands on Twitter.
But in this case it was the WHO’s Dr. David Nabarro, special envoy on Covid-19, who calls the consequences of global lockdowns a “ghastly global catastrophe.” He had a lot to say actually that sounds like what so many conservatives have been saying.
“We really do have to learn how to coexist with this virus in a way that doesn’t require constant closing down of economies. But at the same time in a way that is not associated with high levels of suffering and death. It’s what we’re calling the middle path,” he said. “The middle path is about being able to hold the virus at bay whilst keeping economic and social life going.”
“We in the World Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as the primary means of control of this virus,” he told Spectator TV. “The only time we believe a lockdown is justified is to buy you time to reorganize, regroup, rebalance your resources, protect your health workers who are exhausted, but by and large, we’d rather not do it.”
He also said something that should be obvious. “Lockdowns just have one consequence that you must never ever belittle, and that is making poor people an awful lot poorer.”
WATCH: Dr David Nabarro, the WHO’s Special Envoy on Covid-19, tells Andrew Neil: ‘We really do appeal to all world leaders: stop using lockdown as your primary control method’. Watch the full interview here: https://t.co/XLdaedsKVS #SpectatorTV @afneil | @davidnabarro pic.twitter.com/1M4xf3VnXQ
— The Spectator (@spectator) October 9, 2020
He also advocates strongly for social distancing and face protection in the full video, but heavily focuses on keeping economies going. You can’t save a world that’s starving to death and bankrupt, after all, masks or not.
Over 6,000 scientists agree with the WHO on this, having signed the Great Barrington Declaration, the anti-lockdown petitionpetition that Google is trying to hide from you which says that lockdowns of economies across the globe are causing “irreparable damage.”
Washington Examiner writes:
“As infectious disease epidemiologists and public health scientists we have grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies, and recommend an approach we call Focused Protection,” states the petition, which was signed by over 2,800 medical and public health scientists, over 3,700 medical practitioners, and over 60,000 private citizens, according to Newsweek. “Current lockdown policies are producing devastating effects on short and long-term public health.”
That’s a whole lot of scientists saying lockdowns are bad for us. Every day Biden and Kamala say how THEY listen to THE SCIENTISTS.
Well? Listen then.