(ConservativeUnit.com)- As New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signs off on yet more lockdown measures in New York City, thousands of public health experts and doctors have signed a new declaration that says lockdown is causing irreparable damage and that targeted measures would be more effective in tackling the spread of the Chines coronavirus.
“The Great Barrington Declaration” was published on Sunday by Stanford University epidemiologist Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, Harvard University professor Dr. Martin Kulldorff, and Oxford University epidemiologist Dr. Sunetra Gupta. Since its released, tens of thousands of signatories have added their name to the declaration.
Among those signatories, as of Wednesday morning, were over 3,000 public health and medical scientists and almost 5,000 medical practitioners. It is a huge blow to Democratic officials who wish to plunge the nation into new lockdowns to stop the spread of the Chinese coronavirus, as much of the American public wakes up to the fact that the plans may simply not be as effective as hoped.
“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 called Focused Protection,” the declaration explains.
Rejecting conspiracy theory, the declaration is based on established science and the opinions of highly-respected medical doctors and scientists. Despite this, the report risks being labeled inaccurate by social media networks and even Google.
If the social media networks are reading this, we’re not the ones saying this…medical professionals are!
“Current lockdown policies are producing devastating effects on short and long-term public health”, the declaration continues. “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.”
The doctors explained how lockdown will “cause irreparable damage” if it is continued until a vaccine is readily available. They offered an alternative targeted approach that protects people who are most at risk of dying from the virus, including elderly people and those with co-morbidities (other conditions). They explained how for most people, COVID-19 is “less dangerous than many other harms, including influenza.”
It sounds like President Donald Trump…but what about Democrat mayors and governors?