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Fionola Meredith

The voiceless poor are paying the price for our futile lockdown

Fionola Meredith


Vain attempts to control virus have pushed millions into poverty

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Heavy cost: coronavirus regulations have been particularly hard on children

Heavy cost: coronavirus regulations have been particularly hard on children

Heavy cost: coronavirus regulations have been particularly hard on children

Last Christmas, as everyone sat down as usual for the traditional turkey lunch, who could have imagined what was coming? I am convinced that 2020 will go down in history as the year we took leave of our senses and allowed mass panic, on a global scale, to devastate billions of lives and livelihoods.

In the face of a new virus moving swiftly through the population, what did we do? We locked up the young and healthy, in a vain attempt to control the uncontrollable, while failing to protect the most vulnerable: the elderly.

As the year went on, we blocked our ears and closed our eyes to mounting scientific evidence and real-world data which repeatedly showed that lockdowns did not significantly reduce mortality, but did cause massive collateral damage.


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