It's almost impossible to believe, but there are apparently still some people under the illusion that the lockdowns have served some positive purpose. We know the negative purpose: to crush the small business and working classes. Steve Watson has a piece at Summit News today that exposes the lack of any rational basis for the lockdowns:
“Every single poor person on the face of the earth has faced some harm, sometimes catastrophic harm, from this lockdown policy.”
The professor in question here is Jay Bhattacharya. Bhattacharya has PhDs in assorted subjects, like epidemiology and economics and teaches at the Stanford medical school. In other words, he actually has some credentials as opposed to career bureaucrats like Fauci. He also was one of the drafters of the Great Barrington Declaration. Watson links to an interview with Bhattacharya at a UK outlet, Planet Normal. The interview has its moments. If you care to listen to it, follow the link and go to the 30:00 minute mark.
For our purposes, I'll embed two brief videos and some text, to give some flavor for the state of debate.
First we have Watson, with his trademark style and accent--is that Estuary English? I don't like it, but he can be entertaining while also being informative and making serious points. The most serious point, halfway through, is that in the UK it has been revealed that public health officials, so-called, colluded to "ramp up the fear" to control the populace and force compliance with their dictates. Thank God that could never happen here:
Next some text. It simply reinforces that intelligent people know that this lockdown stuff is all bullsh*t. But ...
It's actually much worse than that.
Serious and intelligent people are pointing out how this Covid regime has crushed the people at the bottom of the heap--the poor, throughout the world. And, of course, while this goes unmentioned, the poor and the middle classes are about to get crushed even further by inflation. Meanwhile, what pass for "leaders" in our woke era indulge in what passes for "virtue" signaling at seaside resorts, making believe that the Great Reset will benefit anybody other than the rich.
Note that. The WHO's man in Europe was calling for an end to lockdowns back in October. That was at least seven months ago. Can there be any doubt that the lockdowns are driven by politics, not public health?
Here, to conclude is a brief but hard hitting video from another WHO official, that exposes the moral frivolity--or, really, depravity--of our ruling classes:
Kluge’s warning matched that of the WHO’s special envoy on COVID-19, Dr David Nabarro, who told the Spectator in an interview that world leaders should stop imposing lockdowns as a reflex reaction because they are making “poor people an awful lot poorer.”
WATCH: Dr David Nabarro, the WHO's Special Envoy on Covid-19, tells Andrew Neil: 'We really do appeal to all world leaders: stop using lockdown as your primary control method'. Watch the full interview here: https://t.co/XLdaedsKVS #SpectatorTV @afneil | @davidnabarro pic.twitter.com/1M4xf3VnXQ— The Spectator (@spectator) October 9, 2020