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How are the "bad old days" like today?

1. Sick people who were quarantined had guards posted at their gates. If they tried to get out because they were starving or dying, they were shot.
2. The dead often remained unburied because no one wanted to touch them.
3. Food became scarce, and prices for food skyrocketed.
4. People lived in fear.
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It's much better today.
4meAndyou · F
[@1157925,HopelessGuy] Check your dates.

Oct 12 2020

https://fee.org/articles/who-reverses-course-now-advises-against-use-of-punishing-lockdowns/

[quote]Dr. David Nabarro, the WHO's Special Envoy on COVID-19, told Spectator UK’s Andrew Neil last week that politicians have been wrong in using lockdowns as the “primary control method” to combat COVID-19.

“Lockdowns just have one consequence that you must never ever belittle, and that is making poor people an awful lot poorer,” said Nabarro.

Dr. Michael Ryan, Director of the WHO's Health Emergencies Programme, offered a similar sentiment.

“What we want to try to avoid - and sometimes it’s unavoidable and we accept that - but what we want to try and avoid is these massive lockdowns that are so punishing to communities, to society and to everything else,” said Dr. Ryan, speaking at a briefing in Geneva.

These are stunning statements from an organization that has been a key authority and moral voice responsible for handling the global response to the pandemic.

Cues from the WHO have underpinned each and every national and local lockdown, threatening to push 150 million people into poverty by the end of the year.[quote]

[quote]And even as the WHO calls on nations to refrain from imposing lockdowns, many governments continue to use this strategy. Schools in many US states remain closed, bars and restaurants are off-limits, and large gatherings–apart from social justice protests–are condemned and shut down by force.

The effects of the prolonged lockdowns on young people are now becoming more clear. A [b]recent study from Edinburgh University says keeping schools shut down will increase the number of deaths due to COVID-19. Added to that, the study says lockdowns “prolong the epidemic, in some cases resulting in more deaths long-term.[/b]”[/quote]

[quote]As the doctors and scientists stated in the Grand Barrington Declaration signed this month in Massachusetts, the “physical and mental health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies” have themselves caused devastating effects on both short and long-term health.[/quote]
[@387713,4meAndyou] [@387713,4meAndyou] https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/herd-immunity-lockdowns-and-covid-19

15th October.

Also I didn't say lockdown hasn't affected us. It did affect and everyone has different opinions about how we should've handled it.


It's not my place to say what is the best approach. This is the first pandemic which used all modern transports to spread faster. Nobody was prepared.


Also I feel that death of working member of a poor family is much worse than lockdown.


And all we can do is kinder to each other and help.


Let's not argue.
4meAndyou · F
[@1157925,HopelessGuy] We won't argue. I like people who are polite, as you are. But I do want to mention WHO's position on Covid19 is in a link on the bottom of the page you reference.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
Healthy people were free to go about their business without restrictions.

 
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