Updated: Nov 14, 2020
Does The Premier of Victoria know better than the World Health Organisation (WHO) I wonder? Does he know something they do not?
The World Health Organisation is appealing to all world leaders (and presumably that includes the Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews) that Lock downs are doing more harm than good. They warn, world leaders to stop “using lockdowns as your primary control method.” “We in the World Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as the primary means of control of this virus,” said Dr. David Nabarro In an interview with The Spectator’s Andrew Neil.
“Dr. Nabarro, the Special Envoy on COVID-19 stated that the WHO is speaking to all world leaders: “stop using lockdown as your primary control method.” The time for reorganizing and regrouping has come and gone. Now the entire global economy is suffering, and poverty is on the rise.”
“Just look at what’s happened to the tourism industry in the Caribbean, for example, or in the Pacific because people aren’t taking their holidays.” Nabarro went on: “look what’s happened to smallholder farmers all over the world…Look what’s happening to poverty levels. It seems that we may well have a doubling of world poverty by next year. We may well have at least a doubling of child malnutrition.”
Thousands of eminent epidemiologists and health experts signed a petition earlier this week calling for the end of lockdowns due to “irreparable damage.” In the Barrington Declaration they stated, “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,”
The Great Barrington Declaration states, “Current lockdown policies are producing devastating effects on short and long-term public health.” The Washington Examiner writes that “in the United States, lockdowns have been tied to increased thoughts of suicide from children, a surge in drug overdoses, an uptick in domestic violence, and a study conducted in May concluded that stress and anxiety from lockdowns could destroy seven times the years of life that lockdowns potentially save.”
Something that Daniel Andrews and the supposed Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton should be taking into account rather than adopting a ‘know best’ approach that is resulting in heartbreak, depression, mental health issues and even death.
It is time to lift the lock down (or lock up) and allow Melbourne to flourish and prosper once again.