STOP LOCKDOWNS NOW and implement The Great Barrington Declaration instead
Getting to the point
I want to be direct and to the point and I want you to take what I am saying very seriously indeed, because if we fail to realise the seriousness of our current predicament, then we will lose our basic human right to freedom as we know it, in my opinion, yes it is that critical. I want to add to the debate by clearly focussing on a new strategy that has been aired in public which currently has been dismissed. Why, because it is clear as night follows day that the existing lockdown strategy does not work, and it should now be clear even to people who gave the government their full support at the beginning of lockdown 1.
So here is the statement.
The COVID-19 virus is now endemic in the population and therefore a lockdown strategy will not work, it is now clearly disproportionate and causing massive harm to the economy, society, people’s livelihoods, and mental health. STOP LOCKDOWNS NOW and impose The Great Barrington Declaration to protect the elderly and vulnerable and allow everyone else to live as normal.
Hospital waiting times for non-COVID treatments and operations at record levels, cancer deaths, heart disease, suicide will all skyrocket. This is already happening, and we cannot stop it. It is becoming clear the number of collateral deaths from this pandemic will far exceed those that have been attributed to it. You cannot stop a virus spreading, it is already endemic in the population therefore a different strategy is required before we inflict more damage on a very fragile economy.
I saw all of this in March and it has come to pass. I wanted to be proven wrong, that I was just another bonkers conspiracist, you know the ones, the ones who are derided in the press and then vilified by the general public, because they always believe what the press tell them. In March I used the word ‘insane’ to describe what the government was doing and how it would destroy people’s livelihoods, put millions of people out of work and would cause a mental health catastrophe, the likes of which we have not seen before. Was I right?
Do you agree with my statement?
Over to you, this is the reality that you have just signed up for. Read the words again and then think about it. What can you not disagree with? So, what do you now think and what are you going to do about it?
The critical paragraph of The Great Barrington Declaration, (you will find the Great Barrington Declaration at the bottom of this post).
Here is the critical paragraph:
“The most compassionate approach that balances the risks and benefits of reaching herd immunity, is to allow those who are at minimal risk of death to live their lives normally to build up immunity to the virus through natural infection, while better protecting those who are at highest risk. We call this Focused Protection”.
You need to know that the Great Barrington declaration has been endorsed by tens of thousands of doctors and scientists worldwide. You also need to know Matt Handcock has already derided it in the House of Commons and the World Health Organisation (WHO) also does not accept it. They do not like the concept of herd immunity in this case, I don’t know how they think we have survived as a species for over 200,000 years. This is the organisation that lauded China for its magnificent response to the pandemic and for implementing the new concept of ‘Lockdown’ to the rest of the world. The WHO are now saying Lockdowns are not such a good idea, they have backtracked because they can see the disproportionate damage that it is causing. One thing you won’t be aware of yet because our press, fail to report it, it the catastrophic famines that lockdowns are causing worldwide.
Love - compassion
My over-riding reason for sticking my head above the parapet and losing lots of friends and being viewed as bonkers is that I love this beautiful world. I am the first to admit it is not perfect by a long way and where hunger and inequality are still rift, it was ever thus. In the technological 21st Century we should have the leadership and wherewithal to bring this to an end for the benefit of all humankind. That we can live in peace and harmony with our neighbours and enjoy the Devine gift of life that has been given to all of us.
I want to make it clear I do not endorse The Great Reset, which is being rolled out at break-neck speed across the western world, that will transform the West into a totalitarian dystopia. Because fundamentally this has not been discussed with the people and we have not signed up to it. I have covered The Great Reset in a separate post.
I want you to help me spread the word.
Don’t believe what I am saying research it for yourself. If you think I am on to something then open the debate with friends and family, show them this post. Have an open mind, make your own decisions and then do something. The key word to me that sums up humankind in the third decade of the twenty first century is that humankind has acquiesced, (definition, accept something reluctantly but without protest).
Our acquiescence is opening up the pandora’s box of technological possibilities for those that want to control us all completely, (because it is human nature, power and control right!). You know none of what is going on stacks up, it makes you ask, what is the real agenda here?
We have to stop acquiescing and start saying, STOP, ENOUGH, NO MORE, want our freedoms back and we want them now.
Here is The Great Barrington Declaration word for word
The Great Barrington Declaration – 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.
Coming from both the left and right, and around the world, we have devoted our careers to protecting people. Current lockdown 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, with the working class and younger members of society carrying the heaviest burden. Keeping students out of school is a grave injustice.
Keeping these measures in place until a vaccine is available will cause irreparable damage, with the underprivileged disproportionately harmed.
Fortunately, our understanding of the virus is growing. We know that vulnerability to death from COVID-19 is more than a thousand-fold higher in the old and infirm than the young. Indeed, for children, COVID-19 is less dangerous than many other harms, including influenza.
As immunity builds in the population, the risk of infection to all – including the vulnerable – falls. We know that all populations will eventually reach herd immunity – i.e. the point at which the rate of new infections is stable – and that this can be assisted by (but is not dependent upon) a vaccine. Our goal should therefore be to minimize mortality and social harm until we reach herd immunity.
The most compassionate approach that balances the risks and benefits of reaching herd immunity, is to allow those who are at minimal risk of death to live their lives normally to build up immunity to the virus through natural infection, while better protecting those who are at highest risk. We call this Focused Protection.
Adopting measures to protect the vulnerable should be the central aim of public health responses to COVID-19. By way of example, nursing homes should use staff with acquired immunity and perform frequent PCR testing of other staff and all visitors. Staff rotation should be minimized. Retired people living at home should have groceries and other essentials delivered to their home. When possible, they should meet family members outside rather than inside. A comprehensive and detailed list of measures, including approaches to multi-generational households, can be implemented, and is well within the scope and capability of public health professionals.
Those who are not vulnerable should immediately be allowed to resume life as normal. Simple hygiene measures, such as hand washing and staying home when sick should be practiced by everyone to reduce the herd immunity threshold. Schools and universities should be open for in-person teaching. Extracurricular activities, such as sports, should be resumed. Young low-risk adults should work normally, rather than from home. Restaurants and other businesses should open. Arts, music, sport and other cultural activities should resume. People who are more at risk may participate if they wish, while society as a whole enjoys the protection conferred upon the vulnerable by those who have built up herd immunity. On October 4, 2020, this declaration was authored and signed in Great Barrington, United States, by:
Medical and Public Health Scientists and Medical Practitioners
Dr. Rajiv Bhatia, physician, epidemiologist and public policy expert at the Veterans Administration, USA
Dr. Stephen Bremner, professor of medical statistics, University of Sussex, England
Dr. Anthony J Brookes, professor of genetics, University of Leicester, England
Dr. Helen Colhoun, ,professor of medical informatics and epidemiology, and public health physician, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Dr. Angus Dalgleish, oncologist, infectious disease expert and professor, St. George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London, England
Dr. Sylvia Fogel, autism expert and psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and instructor at Harvard Medical School, USA
Dr. Eitan Friedman, professor of medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Dr. Uri Gavish, biomedical consultant, Israel
Dr. Motti Gerlic, professor of clinical microbiology and immunology, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Dr. Gabriela Gomes, mathematician studying infectious disease epidemiology, professor, University of Strathclyde, Scotland
Dr. Mike Hulme, professor of human geography, University of Cambridge, England
Dr. Michael Jackson, research fellow, School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Dr. Annie Janvier, professor of pediatrics and clinical ethics, Université de Montréal and Sainte-Justine University Medical Centre, Canada
Dr. David Katz, physician and president, True Health Initiative, and founder of the Yale University Prevention Research Center, USA
Dr. Andrius Kavaliunas, epidemiologist and assistant professor at Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Dr. Laura Lazzeroni, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and of biomedical data science, Stanford University Medical School, USA
Dr. Michael Levitt, biophysicist and professor of structural biology, Stanford University, USA. Recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Dr. David Livermore, microbiologist, infectious disease epidemiologist and professor, University of East Anglia, England
Dr. Jonas Ludvigsson, pediatrician, epidemiologist and professor at Karolinska Institute and senior physician at Örebro University Hospital, Sweden
Dr. Paul McKeigue, physician, disease modeler and professor of epidemiology and public health, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Dr. Cody Meissner, professor of pediatrics, expert on vaccine development, efficacy, and safety. Tufts University School of Medicine, USA
Dr. Ariel Munitz, professor of clinical microbiology and immunology, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Dr. Yaz Gulnur Muradoglu, professor of finance, director of the Behavioural Finance Working Group, Queen Mary University of London, England
Dr. Partha P. Majumder, professor and founder of the National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Kalyani, India
Dr. Udi Qimron, professor of clinical microbiology and immunology, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Dr. Matthew Ratcliffe, professor of philosophy, specializing in philosophy of mental health, University of York, England
Dr. Mario Recker, malaria researcher and associate professor, University of Exeter, England
Dr. Eyal Shahar, physician, epidemiologist and professor (emeritus) of public health, University of Arizona, USA
Dr. Karol Sikora, physician, oncologist, and professor of medicine at the University of Buckingham, England
Dr. Matthew Strauss, critical care physician and assistant professor of medicine, Queen’s University, Canada
Dr. Rodney Sturdivant, infectious disease scientist and associate professor of biostatistics, Baylor University, USA
Dr. Simon Thornley, epidemiologist and biostatistician, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Dr. Ellen Townsend, professor of psychology, head of the Self-Harm Research Group, University of Nottingham, England
Dr. Lisa White, professor of modelling and epidemiology, Oxford University, England
Dr. Alexander Walker, principal at World Health Information Science Consultants, former Chair of Epidemiology, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, USA
Dr. Simon Wood, biostatistician and professor, University of Edinburgh, Scotland