After months of extreme lockdown measures, business closures and overall restrictions on life as we knew it, one doctor is speaking out.
Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a professor of medicine at Stanford University, told podcast host Megyn Kelly that lockdowns ultimately failed to address the concerns and dangers the virus poses to certain communities.
“I’ve come to think of it as trickle-down epidemiology,” Bhattacharya said on the Megyn Kelly Show. “We’ve used the lockdowns to protect the rich, whereas we essentially expose the like in California for instance, it’s the poor areas that have had the high death rates from COVID. The lockdowns haven’t protected people living in places where there’s high poverty,” he added.
“Minority populations, especially Hispanics, have been hard hit. Fifty percent of people who have had COVID deaths are Hispanic in California.”
Battacharya called the lockdowns an “unfocused overreaction” and urged that the consequent collateral damage is “absolutely devastating.”
“The lockdowns have been an enormous and ineffective overreaction, not actually protecting the population from COVID. While at the same time, the collateral damage is absolutely devastating,” he said.
“It’s an unfocused overreaction We just should have focused on the population we knew to be at risk, protected them, thought of creative ways to protect them from the beginning of the epidemic And for the rest of the population, the lockdown, we should have been thinking about the collateral damage from the very beginning.”
Perhaps the most significant collateral damage is the fact that teachers unions are preventing students from returning to school. Kelly urged that schools must reopen, as science confirms.
“Their standard of safety knows no bounds. The truth is no amount of safety measures is going to get these teachers back in the classroom The private schools go back, and the kids who were in the public school system, which doesn’t have as much money behind them, they don’t get to go,” Kelly said. “It’s unfair The schools have to reopen. It’s safe, it’s been proven safe.”
It is no secret that coronavirus lockdowns are hitting K-12 students particularly hard. Not only are they being robbed of an in-person education, they are missing out on critical emotional development and social interaction.
A CDC study found that across the country between April and October of 2020, the percentage of emergency room mental health visits increased by 24 percent for those between the ages of five and 11, and 31 percent for those between the ages of 12 and 17, Business Insider reports.
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Just remember, according to Dr. Fauci and the politicians, the lockdowns worked. That is why they have had an explosion of coivd positive people in California, because the lockdowns worked, didn’t they liberal communists? Fauci on January 25, 2021 said to wear double masks and then less than a week later Fauci stated that there is no proof that double masks work. Is Fauci on something mind altering?
Just like FORCING Mask mandates on us, ‘worked’, even though we’ve seen MORE FOLKS NOW contract it, than before mask mandates went into effect (IMO).
Hogwash, only a blind man could not see that COVID lockdowns were a PLANNED reaction to keep legal in-person voters down, to protect the Democrat election steal of fake mail-in votes. Only by making Lad-Biden imaginarily more popular in votes than Obama could they pull the election theft off. With the Socialist party of Democrats,…. blacks, Hispanics, and people of color are just the Marxist useful idiots who can be Pandemic sacrificed by Democrat Machine politicians in Democrat run cites and states to secure their power base and keep THE PEOPLE under the control of their POLITICAL SCIENCE, i.e. government stooges. More Democrat voters were taken out by the CHINESE virus than in Republican run cities/states who followed their eyes, ears, and brains, not some party line pronouncement by dictatorial Democrat Napoleon wannabees and Democrat science driven Dr. Frankenstein’s of social experimentation where what is miss-stitched and produced by sewn together body parts produced by other people’s life force, soon take on the ghastly images of the great Consumer himself. Cuomo is just one of their human conduits of collusion who sets the stage for more mental health problems that allow the government indoctrinations and media mind controls to take hold.