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Montevideo, June 16th 2021 - 07:41 UTC
Intensive care doctors in Germany warned on Monday that the country would need to make an immediate return to partial lockdown if it is to avoid stumbling into a dangerous third wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article
Although there have been numerous cases of blood clots in healthy patients after receiving the inoculation resulting in death — I agree vaccines in general are a positive thing for adults to achieve herd immunity.
(I’m personally scheduled to receive my first Sinovac vaccine injection on the 27th.)
However, Stanford University’s Dr. Jay Bhattacharya told Newsweek that COVID-19 lockdowns are “the single worst public health mistake in the last 100 years.”
The medical professor warned that lockdowns are disproportionately impacting the poor and making wealth inequality worse. He also explained how the areas that imposed the most draconian lockdowns didn’t see the most success in controlling the virus.
“I stand behind my comment that the lockdowns are the single worst public health mistake in the last 100 years. We will be counting the catastrophic health and psychological harms, imposed on nearly every poor person on the face of the earth, for a generation,” said Bhattacharya.
“At the same time, they have not served to control the epidemic in the places where they have been most vigorously imposed and have — at best – protected the “non-essential” class from COVID, while exposing the essential working class to the disease. The lockdowns are trickle down epidemiology,” he added.
The professor suggested that policies should have been designed to protect the vulnerable and not used to put entire populations under de facto house arrest.
“People who are older have a much higher risk from dying from COVID than people who are younger…and that’s a really important fact because we know who his most vulnerable, it’s people that are older. So the first plank of the Great Barrington Declaration: let’s protect the vulnerable,” Bhattacharya said.
“Lockdowns themselves impose great harm on people. Lockdowns are not a natural normal way to live.”
In fact Sweden without lockdown — has relatively the same mortality rate as the UK!
¡Saludos de Chile!
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