De overheid treft extreme maatregelen. De verbinding tussen de verslechterende economie en covid wordt gevormd door de lockdowns (Jim Rickards).
We moeten ons zorgen maken over de impact van het gebruik van dit machtsmiddel. Martin Kulldorff@MartinKulldorff schreef een uitstekende series van tweets die ik graag onder de aandacht wil brengen:
Twelve Forgotten Principles of Public Health
#1 Public health is about all health outcomes, not just a single disease like #COVID19. It is important to also consider harms from public health measures. #totalharmshttps://t.co/JSlZ5K23mp @collateralglbl
— Martin Kulldorff (@MartinKulldorff) December 19, 2020
Public health should focus on high-risk populations. For #COVID19, many standard public health measures were never used to protect high-risk older people, leading to unnecessary deaths.
A case is only a case if a person is sick. Mass testing asymptomatic individuals is harmful to public health.
Public health is about trust. To gain the trust of the public, public health officials and the media must be honest and trust the public. Shaming and fear should never be used in a pandemic. thehill.com/opinion/health
Public health scientists and officials must be honest with what is not known. For example, epidemic models should be run with the whole range of plausible input parameters.
In public health, open civilized debate is profoundly critical. Censoring, silencing and smearing leads to fear of speaking, herd thinking and distrust.
It is important for public health scientists and officials to listen to the public, who are living the public health consequences. This pandemic has proved that many non-epidemiologists understand public health better than some epidemiologists. / END