The Great Barrington Declaration: End Covid Lockdowns By Brian Simpson

     There seems at long last to be a ground-swell against the Wuhan flu lockdowns, the latest significant event to report being 8,000 medical and health scientists condemning the lockdowns and advocating an alternative:
  https://www.berkshireeagle.com/news/local/in-great-barrington-scientists-declare-policy-for-living-with-covid-shield-only-the-most-vulnerable/article_dcbaac04-08c2-11eb-bf1a-4fea7296827e.html

“Three top scientists say there’s another public health crisis underway, and it is the poor and working class who suffer the most from a COVID-19 policy that also is slowing development of herd immunity. They say the rise in mental health and substance abuse problems, as well as excess deaths and other medical problems from lack of care, are the result of seven months of lockdowns meant to stop the virus. A flawed gospel of risk that has been leveraged by politicians, they add, is ruinous to public health as a whole. And they say they have a better plan: “Focused Protection.” This would expand and fortify ways to shield those most vulnerable to death from infection, while allowing the least vulnerable to live normally and build immunity that will ultimately better-protect the old and weak. This, they say, will also reduce “devastating” collateral damage that includes economic catastrophe, social harm, and a lack of schooling for children. In a whirlwind summit at the American Institute for Economic Research last week, three infectious disease epidemiologists drafted and signed the Great Barrington Declaration to propose the idea and launched it online for signatures. As of Wednesday, more than 8,000 medical and public health scientists and medical professionals have signed it; as well as more than 76,000 from the general public. The scientists are Dr. Martin Kulldorff, professor of medicine at Harvard University; Dr. Sunetra Gupta, professor at Oxford University; and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a Stanford University professor. All three are epidemiologists. They say ancillary effects of the lockdowns include “lower childhood vaccination rates, worsening cardiovascular disease outcomes, fewer cancer screenings and deteriorating mental health – leading to greater excess mortality in years to come” They say it is a “grave injustice” to keep students from school, and that the poor are most affected. “Keeping these measures in place until a vaccine is available will cause irreparable damage, with the underprivileged disproportionately harmed.” When the pandemic hit the U.S. in mid-March, strategies to “bend the curve” of escalating infection have turned into a protracted shutdown of normal life that appears to be continuing until an effective vaccine is ready.”

     Tell that all to dictator Dan.

 

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