Avoid being infected! A recent study of 100 recovered adults found 78 with signs of heart damage. 'We have no idea whether this damage will cut years from their lives or affect their quality of life.' What Fans of ‘Herd Immunity’ Don’t Tell You
Mass murder. Nice explanation of why "herd immunity" would kill a million people, disable millions more, and still not work, by John M. Barry, historian of the 1918-1919 influenza.
Just about every that need be said about the idiocy of pursuing "herd immunity" to stop the steady march of #COVID19 is in John Barry's essay.
Herd Immunity? Or ‘Mass Murder’?
Over six months time, we went from a theoretical concern to the reality of US COVID policy. (To be clear, John didn't write this title himself, nor did we write the title to our piece. And also to be clear, his piece is well worth reading.)
What Fans of ‘Herd Immunity’ Don’t Tell You: namely that herd immunity is a euphemism for up to a million more deaths. Reminds me of what former science advisor John Holdren used to say about climate change: "Adaptation is a euphemism for suffering."
“So the idea of returning to something akin to normal — releasing everyone from a kind of jail — is attractive, even seductive. It becomes less seductive when one examines three enormously important omissions in the declaration.”
US proponents of ignoring the coronavirus and letting "herd immunity" develop (a concept associated with vaccinations) should be honest that they callously would tolerate more than one million needless deaths.
“The Great #BarringtonDeclaration aims at a straw man, opposing the kind of large, general lockdown that began in March. No one is proposing that now.” - ⁦⁩ via
In Opinion John M. Barry writes, "Even if herd immunity can be achieved with only 40% of the population infected or vaccinated, the IHME estimates that a total of 800,000 Americans would die."
Calling it like it is...the Great Barrington Declaration will result in the needless deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. If you advocate for that approach, knowing that people will die or suffer long term injury, you advocate for mass murder.
Excellent John Barry piece provides the essential points on why the enthusiasm in the GOP for relaxing COVID restrictions because “herd immunity” would knowingly sacrifice hundreds of thousands more lives instead of masking up and funding national testing.
Pursuing a policy of driving to #Covid19 herd immunity would come at a huge costs in terms of lives lost & potentially long-term health consequences for some of the infected, writes John Barry, author of the quintessential history of the 1918 Spanish flu.
“the declaration omits mention of how many people the policy would kill. It’s a lot.
#HerdImmunity? Or ‘Mass Murder’? A proposal to let people with low risk of infection live without constraint could lead to a million or more preventable deaths, by via #Covid19 #GlobalHealth
John Barry: What Fans of ‘Herd Immunity’ Don’t Tell You #COVID19
#ICYMI What Fans of ‘Herd Immunity’ Don’t Tell You. A proposal to let people with low risk of infection live without constraint could lead to a million or more preventable deaths.
One of the many reasons herd immunity isn't a good #covid19 strategy: we don't yet know all the long-term health effects. John Barry looks back at the Spanish Flu for a grim reminder of that.
Advocates of herd immunity point to Sweden. Its death rate per 100,000 people is 5 times Denmark's and 11 times Norway's. Did the lax rules save the Swedish economy? No, Sweden's GDP fell 8.3% in Q2, lower than Denmark's 6.8% and Norway's 5.1%.
Experts say that Chip Roy's dangerous proposal — “herd immunity” with no vaccine — would result in over 800,000 American deaths and hospitals across the country reaching capacity. That's not fighting the virus. That’s surrendering to it.
Given Trump's apparent embrace of a snake oil version of "herd immunity," one way to look at the prospect of his re-election is as genocide.
“No matter their politics, people nearly always listen to those who say what they want to hear.” Too bloody right
Herd Immunity? Or ‘Mass Murder’? Not the right question raised because not a binary choice- "Nothing, including monoclonal antibodies, rapid antigen testing, or even a vaccine, will provide a silver bullet. But everything will help"
Opinion | Herd Immunity? Or 'Mass Murder'? - The New York Times
Herd Immunity? Or ‘Mass Murder’? 🦠💀
Or John Barry in the just one week ago. Turns out about half of Europe is now headed directly toward what he said "no one" was proposing.
What Fans of ‘Herd Immunity’ Don’t Tell You: A proposal to let people with low risk of infection live without constraint could lead to a million or more preventable deaths.
"No matter their politics, people nearly always listen to those who say what they want to hear." 1918 Great Influenza author John M. Barry reminds us why #publichealth is hard.
Herd Immunity? Or ‘Mass Murder’? A proposal to let people with low risk of infection live without constraint could lead to a million or more preventable deaths. #coronavirus #COVID19 #HerdImmunity
“Finally, the Great Barrington Declaration aims at a straw man, opposing the kind of large, general lockdown that began in March. No one is proposing that now.” #COVID19
A must-read opinion piece about the Great Barrington Declaration: "Third, the declaration omits mention of how many people the policy would kill. It’s a lot."
Trump's fallback policy response for #COVID19 will kill more than one million Americans. He could care less.
Herd Immunity? Or ‘Mass Murder’? A proposal to let people with low risk of infection live without constraint could lead to a million or more preventable deaths. via
What Fans of ‘Herd Immunity’ Don’t Tell You, by the author of the "The Great Influenza"
Be glad you live in Australia where we haven't had wide infection this author says wide spread infection could lead to a million or more preventable deaths #covid19
What Fans of ‘Herd Immunity’ Don’t Tell You John M. Barry
....And those who would die because of such a policy would be disproportionately poor and members of minority groups, magnifying the current situation. What Fans of ‘Herd Immunity’ Don’t Tell You
Excellent piece provides the essential points on why the enthusiasm in the GOP for relaxing COVID restrictions because “herd immunity” would knowingly sacrifice hundreds of thousands more lives instead of masking up and funding national testing.
What Fans of ‘Herd Immunity’ Don’t Tell You
What Fans of ‘Herd Immunity’ Don’t Tell You
Opinion | What Fans of ‘Herd Immunity’ Don’t Tell You - from John Barry (of the Great Influenza)
#JohnBarry #HerdImmunity libertarians build arguments on false hopes, bad science, set stage for up to one million deaths.