WHO Makes Stunning Reversal on Lockdowns, Projects Doubling of World Poverty by 2021

The Director-General’s Special Envoy says lockdowns have only achieved poverty.

By Roland T. Flackfizer

Photo by Edwin Hooper

The World Health Organization has reversed its initial COVID-19 position after calling for governments around the globe to cease widespread lockdowns on their countries and economies.

World Health Organization special envoy Dr. David Nabarro appealed to global leaders on October 8th, advising an end to “using lockdowns as your primary control method” of the coronavirus.

To be clear, the WHO’s repositioning on lockdowns does not effect the necessity for masks, large crowd reduction, or other safety methods which scientists have broad consensus on.

Dr. Nabarrao was appointed as one of six Special Envoys from the DGWHO, who were tasked to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in February of 2020.

Nabarro also advised that lockdowns were plunging many nations into poverty – without evidence of reducing Covid-19 mortality.

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

“We in the World Health Organisation do not advocate lockdowns as the primary means of control of this virus,” Dr Nabarro told The Spectator.

“The only time we believe a lockdown is justified is to buy you time to reorganise, regroup, rebalance your resources, protect your health workers who are exhausted, but by and large, we’d rather not do it.”

Dr Nabarro’s primary judgment on lockdowns were in regard to the global impact on poorer economies.

“Just look at what’s happened to the tourism industry in the Caribbean, for example, or in the Pacific because people aren’t taking their holidays,” Nabarro said.

“Look what’s happened to smallholder farmers all over the world. … Look what’s happening to poverty levels. It seems that we may well have a doubling of world poverty by next year. We may well have at least a doubling of child malnutrition.”

Alternatively, Dr. Nabarro is proposing innovative methods to mitigating the transmission of the virus.

“And so, we really do appeal to all world leaders: stop using lockdown as your primary control method. Develop better systems for doing it. Work together and learn from each other.”

Tags:

  • Show Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

You May Also Like

How Cocaine Production Destroys the Environment and Exacerbates Climate Change

The devastation of the Amazonian-Andean rainforests doesn’t just hurt Central and South America, it ...

The Reboot Rebellion: Press Reset on America

Whether a matter of “intelligent” design or the end-result of several billion years of ...

SXSW Online 2021 Short Takes

What was truly missed though was the vibe of being amongst literally thousands of ...

Godzilla fires agent

It’s the perfect film at the perfect moment. A film that delivers on big ...

01/06 Was an Inside Job

This statement is not to be taken as an endorsement of conspiracy theory. The ...

If You Wait Until Election Year to Talk About 3rd Parties, You May Need to STFU

Like clockwork, those soaring figures of righteousness who dare not participate in the process ...