By Jefferey Jaxen
There are some points no one wants to be right about. For Dr. Jay Bhattacharya and Dr. Martin Kulldorff, the founding members of the Great Barrington Declaration along with Dr. Sunetra Gupta, warning of the devastating effects on short and long-term public health from lockdowns on October 4, 2020 continues to come to fruition.
Over the weekend, Bhattacharya and Kulldorff wrote a piece in The Telegraph titled Lockdown proponents can’t escape the blame for the biggest public health fiasco in history. The narrative has crumbled. The self-aggrandizing public health officials who continually ignored the science in favor of a prolonged lockdown of society are now having to shoulder the blame for their failures. Rather than leave people alone and release restrictions, those same public health officials have decided to instead seek scapegoats to blame.
“A year ago, there was no evidence that lockdowns would protect older high-risk people from Covid-19. Now there is evidence. They did not” write Bhattacharya and Kulldorff.
Despite widespread, sustained global warnings to not implement lockdowns – and to end them early into their initiation – the damage from such measures continuing to unfold is almost unimaginable.
The due continues:
“The blame game for this fiasco is now in full swing. Some scientists, politicians, and journalists are complaining that people did not comply with the rules sufficiently. But blaming the public is disingenuous. Never in human history has the population sacrificed so much to comply with public health mandates.”
For some, the failed ideology of lockdowns are still suffocating populations. Joe Wallen, an India correspondent in Mumbai writing for The Telegraph recently wrote, “A draconian two-month lockdown from March to June last year pushed an estimated 400 million Indians into further poverty and resulted in around 32 million Indians dropping out of the country’s burgeoning middle-class.”
Last week, India’s capital city of New Delhi extended its lockdown amidst rising Covid infections in the country.
People want out of government lockdown nets suffocating their livelihoods and freedoms while widely stoking a growing mental health ‘pandemic’ in the shadows.
Over the weekend, anti-lockdown protesters took to the streets of Central London, ‘despite restrictions on mass gatherings’ reported the corporate media. A biased view was also leveled at the protestors with coordinated reporting from the usual astroturfing outlets claiming only a few thousand people showed up despite both videos and reports of staggeringly higher numbers.
As the protests advanced over the weekend in London, 22 signatories, including well known names like Professors Carl Heneghan and Sunetra Gupta, declared “It is more than time for citizens to take back control of their own lives” in a widely-distributed open letter. The scientists wrote, ‘“We are being told, simultaneously, that we have successful vaccines and that major restrictions on everyday life must continue indefinitely. Both propositions cannot be true,”
Echoing a commonly held claim that for most vaccinated and other low-risk people, Covid-19 is now a mild endemic infection, the scientists continue in their open letter to state:
“Covid-19 no longer requires exceptional measures of control in everyday life, especially where there have been no evaluations and little credible evidence of benefit.”
As their takeaway, the scientists put forth a simple decree: “…recommendations on face covering and social distancing in schools should never have been extended beyond Easter and should cease no later than 17 May. Mandatory face coverings, physical distancing and mass community testing should cease no later than 21 June along with other controls and impositions. All consideration of immunity documentation should cease.”
Here in the U.S., public health officials are readying their latest carrot for an only half-listening population. Despite governors in Texas, New Hampshire, Georgia, Iowa and several more to come lifting their restrictions on outdoor gatherings, the notoriously slow on the science CDC is considering updating its guidance on outdoor mask-wearing. The pre-conditioning push from corporate media to hype this coming move has been an embarrassing spectacle.
As mask mandates appear to be ending, tone-deaf governors like Oregon’s Kate Brown is seeking a state of emergency declaration which would require masking (even outside) ‘indefinitely.’ Meanwhile, in a virtual climate summit hosted by The White House which included Russian president Vladimir Putin, German chancellor Angela Merkel, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and EU leaders Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel, Biden was mocked by the media for being the only world leader wearing a mask.
The people are done with the restrictions. They no longer care for the dangling carrots. As summer rapidly approaches, public health officials should be spending less energy on seeking scapegoats for their failed policies and more effort on canceling them immediately. As previously reported, the ‘vaccine passport’ idea is a nonstarter and will backfire on those attempting to use it as the latest impediment keeping people from living their lives.
The damage to the credibility of ‘experts,’ ‘officials’ and the entire public health edifice who clung to unscientific lockdowns, stood by idly as their respected colleagues were censored, and callously discarded effective, life-saving therapeutics along the road to allowing their populations to be coerced into experimental vaccines.
A near future of sustained protests and noncompliant populations will grow at the rate which unscientific restrictions remain.