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COVID-19: International Experts Denounce Lockdowns

Around the world, millions of people are shut up in their homes, either out of fear or because of government mandates that have been extended with no end in sight.

But now professors from Harvard, Stanford, and Oxford, along with more than 200,000 medical practitioners, scientists, and citizens have signed the Great Barrington Declaration, stating that to continue current COVID-19 policies until a vaccine is developed will “cause irreparable damage.”

“Current lockdown policies are producing devastating effects on short and long-term public health,” the Declaration says.

The chief authors of the declaration are Dr. Martin Kulldorff, professor of medicine at Harvard University, who is a biostatistician and epidemiologist with expertise in detecting and monitoring of infectious disease outbreaks and vaccine safety evaluations; Dr. Sunetra Gupta, epidemiologist and professor at Oxford University with expertise in immunology, vaccine development, and mathematical modeling of infectious diseases; and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, professor at Stanford University Medical School, who is a physician, epidemiologist, health economist, and public health policy expert.

The experts met at the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, to discuss what AIER described as “the global emergency created by the unprecedented use of state compulsion in the management of the Covid-19 pandemic.”

On The Ingraham Angle, the authors discuss describe an evidence-based, non-hysterical approach to managing the pandemic: “Focused Protection” of at-risk people while immediately allowing those at low-risk for serious sequelae to go to work and school and develop herd immunity.

Reams of public-health data and medical literature agree about the collateral damage from lockdowns, states a Wall Street Journal editorial. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there have been 93,814 non-Covid “excess deaths” this year, many due to government shutdowns of “non-essential” medical care.

Epidemiologist Harvey Risch, M.D., of Yale University states that successful implementation requires the availability of early outpatient pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and treatment—hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), ivermectin, and other medications.

Further information:

The Zelenko Protocol

Summary of studies on HCQ, ivermectin, vitamin D, and other treatments.

Overview of peer-reviewed ambulatory treatment protocol:

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