During this week’s Real Deal, I discuss why Lockdown 2.0 was a mistake and one that could have huge repercussions.
I take an in-depth look at the data our government has used to inform their decision to take us back into a second increasingly costly lockdown.
What is abundantly clear is that Covid-19 poses a greater risk to those with underlying health conditions or comorbidities and of course the elderly population.
I spoke with Dr Martin Kulldorff, epidemiologist and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is the co-author of The Great Barrington Declaration, that outlines the concept of “Focused Protection”, an approach that allows those at minimal risk to live near-normal lives while shielding the vulnerable, with the long-term aim to develop herd immunity throughout the global population.
This solution represents a pragmatic and logical approach to dealing with a virus that is not going anywhere, anytime soon. We must acknowledge that huge swathes of the global population are either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic to covid-19. Therefore they, along with small business owners, the unemployed, our education structures and our children are rapidly becoming collateral damage.
We need to not only listen to but involve the wider scientific community, not cherry pick those whose views support a policy response that has been shown to be deeply flawed. Every good conversation starts with good listening.
Just like you, I’m worried about the future, I’m worried about my children’s future. Science-based decision making means following the data. The same data that says the difference in covid mortality risk is more than a thousandfold between the oldest and youngest members of society.
We must protect the elderly and vulnerable, while at the same time allowing the fit, healthy and strong to work and move at liberty, to ensure our economy is still salvageable, our mental health takes no further strain, and our children free to live some semblance of a normal life.
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