A leading scientist has told The Telegraph that lockdowns are the biggest public health mistake in history. Jay Bhattacharya is a professor of medicine at Stanford University and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Speaking to The Telegraph’s Planet Normal podcast, Professor Bhattacharya said:
Every single poor person on the face of the earth has faced some harm, sometimes catastrophic harm from this lockdown policy.
Almost from the very beginning, lockdown was going to have enormous collateral consequences, things that are sometimes are hard to see but are nevertheless real.”
Bhattacharya went on to cite the harm that lockdowns do to the wellbeing of children. He spoke of the harm caused to people who had essential medical treatment delayed. He said that lockdowns are killing sick people because they are not being diagnosed in time to save their lives.
Asked about the likelihood that the UK government will delay the removal of covid restrictions and not fully reopen on June 21st, Professor Bhattacharya said; “I think the government should declare victory and move on.”
Inevitability though, the professor went on to promote the covid-19 injections. He said that he had lost relatives in India to the virus.
Listen to The Telegraph’s Planet Normal podcast here: https://art19.com/shows/planet-normal/episodes/c72fc06d-657f-4da5-85d7-ee9772d2c7a5