A top World Health Organization official is urging leaders across the world to “stop using lockdowns as primary control method” to control the virus.
Dr. David Nabarro, of the WHO’s special envoy on COVID-19, said that lockdowns are not the answer and are causing much bigger and longer lasting problems, such as doubling the world poverty rate and malnutrition.
“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,” he explained. “Look what’s happened to smallholder farmers all over the world because their markets have got dented. 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.”
Nabarro pointed to the economic consequences that are left behind due to the lockdown strategy that many governments have employed across the world, and many Democrat run states have continued in the United States.
"This is a terrible, ghastly, global catastrophe, actually," Nabarro added. "And so we really do appeal to all world leaders: Stop using lockdown as your primary control method."
So, why are states continuing the lockdown method as a means to 'control the virus'? Where are they getting their guidance and what purpose is it serving?