David Nabarro, MS, MBBS, a medical doctor and Special Envoy on Covid-19 for the WHO, said during an interview with the British magazine The Spectator.
“We in the World Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as the primary means of control of this virus.
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.
Lockdowns just have one consequence that you must never, ever belittle, and that is making poor people an awful lot poorer.”
He added, “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.”
This is the result of lockdowns straight from the horse’s mouth so to speak. In addition note that hospitals in #Muskoka have not been overwhelmed and don’t need to regroup or recoup as they just went through a 2 month lockdown. Thus for Dr. Gardner at Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit to arbitrarily ask for one and for Dr. Williams to arbitrarily grant one just two weeks after a 2 month lockdown for #Muskoka businesses is not only irresponsible of our elected government representatives to support but it stomps violently on our humanitarian
In an article written by Lyman Stone for the American Enterprise Institute on why lockdowns don’t work he states that his “findings are striking: for every eight days (including weekends) since school cancellations began, a county tends to have one less death per 100,000 people. For every nine days a ban on gatherings over 500 people has been in place, there’s one less death per 100,000 people. These policies work. But the correlation flips for bans on gatherings of fifty people or for stay-at-home orders. For every two weeks a stay-at-home order is in place, the death rate rises by one person per 100,000. For bans of gatherings of fifty people, it’s every eleven days.”
Basically he is suggesting that while other measures such as social distancing, quarantine controls, travel restrictions should be used to slow spread; lockdowns however are not the way to go. Given the above data it’s curious what data Dr. Gardner is using to convince Dr. Williams and the Ford government to move Simcoe Muskoka into the grey zone tomorrow March. 1. Write your government representatives and ask for the data which implies that Muskoka should be placed in another lockdown given that this lockdown does not meet the definition of need for one according to WHO.