It took a while, but common sense has broken out at the World Health Organization. Dr. David Nabarro acknowledged that the members of “the World Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as the primary means of control of this virus.” In fact, he argued that “lockdowns just have one consequence that you must never ever belittle, and that is making poor people an awful lot poorer.”
He did admit they might have a purpose when a short time is needed “to reorganize, regroup, rebalance your resources, protect your health workers who are exhausted.” Otherwise, they are devastating. He argues that there will be a possible doubling of world poverty next year and “at least a doubling of child malnutrition” due to the lockdowns.
You might wonder what caused this dramatic shift in policy. The evidence guided by common sense is probably one reason. Another likely reason was an open letter from more than 3,500 doctors. The Great Barrington Declaration called for world leaders to end the harmful lockdowns and adopt a new approach that scientists are now calling “focused protection.”
They expressed grave concerns about the physical and mental impacts of these lockdown policies. The current policies “are producing devastating effects on short and long-term public health. The results (to name a few) 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.”
For months, I have been quoting health care experts who warned us of these dangers. Fortunately, the World Health Organization is finally warning others about lockdown policies.