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71% fear lockdowns more than COVID

Certain areas of Britain have gone through some serious lockdowns over the past few months because of COVID and having tried it nearly 71% of people surveyed said they are more concerned about the fallout from lockdowns than catching COVID.

The Daily Mail reports:

Almost three in four people are more concerned about the impact of lockdown restrictions than catching coronavirus, according to a new poll.

Young people are far more concerned about the mental health impact of any lockdown – and whether they will lose their job, according to the survey.

Mental health also ranks as a top concern for women, while a third of pensioners are worried about the suspension of cancer screening.

Their biggest concern was the mental health issues related to the lockdowns.

READ: Three quarters of Brits are more worried about impact of lockdown restrictions than catching coronavirus, poll finds

So what happens when an epidemiologist disagrees with lockdowns?

So what happens when an eminent epidemiologist, such as Oxford professor, Sunetra Gupta says governments should focus on protecting those most vulnerable to the virus rather than imposing a lockdown on the whole country.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, Gupta explained what happened:

That is why, earlier this month, with two other international scientists, I co-authored a proposal for an alternative approach — one that shields those most at risk while enabling the rest of the population to resume their ordinary lives to some extent.

I expected debate and disagreement about our ideas, published as the Great Barrington Declaration. […]

But I was utterly unprepared for the onslaught of insults, personal criticism, intimidation and threats that met our proposal. The level of vitriol and hostility, not just from members of the public online but from journalists and academics, has horrified me.

READ: A contagion of hatred and hysteria: Oxford epidemiologist PROFESSOR SUNETRA GUPTA tells how she has been intimidated and shamed for backing shielding instead of lockdown

The Great Barrington Declaration

Professor Sunetra Gupta was one of three epidemiologists who created the Great Barrington Declaration calling for an end to lockdowns because they are causing far more damage than the virus they are supposed to be fighting.

Though anyone can sign the petition when medical practitioners and researchers, including epidemiologists, add their name, they are only included once verified.

  • On Oct. 7, 2020, 2,600 medical practitioners had signed, today the number sits as 32,785
  • On Oct. 7, 2020, 2400 medical researchers, including hundreds of epidemiologists, had signed the petition, today the number sits at 11,538.

And as an added bonus, when they sign the declaration, they now know they will be attacked.

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