Daily Camera (Boulder)
Lockdowns cause collateral damage
If you believe that Boulder County Public Health is justified in restricting the activities of University of Colorado Boulder students, I urge you to read the recent open letter from 530 Belgian doctors and 1,831 medically trained professionals. They present scientific evidence for questioning lockdowns, and they object to media censorship of free and open debate regarding restrictive measures. Remember open scientific discourse? Let’s have it!
The Belgian doctors discuss the fact that PCR tests merely indicate the presence of genomic material, and are meant for research, not diagnosis. These tests do not measure viral load, and are therefore incapable of diagnosing active infection or infectivity. To use them as the basis of social policy is illogical.
These scientists also address the collateral damage of lockdowns: increased depression, anxiety, and suicide. They contend that the social measures being taken worldwide are worse than the problem they are meant to contain. They also question the extraordinary media censorship of scientific dissent.
Similar initiatives are gaining ground in the Netherlands, England, Spain, Germany, and France, as doctors, lawyers and scientists join to demand open debate on the science and legality of lockdowns.
When the dust settles and people face the scientific facts of what happened in 2020, all restrictive measures will be scrutinized. If you care about social health, if you have empathy for your fellow humans, and if you value open discourse, I urge you to take the time to read the open letter from these brave Belgian medical professionals. Question. Think.
ANITA LI Boulder