Een interessant inverview met dr. Ari Joffe (een Canadeese specialist in pediatrische infectieziekten Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton en een klinisch professor bij de afdeling Kindergeneeskunde aan de Universiteit van Alberta).
In zijn onderzoek “COVID-19: Rethinking the Lockdown Groupthink” laat hij zien dat nadelen van lockdowns 10 keer groter zijn dan hun voordelen.
“We need to calibrate our response to the true risk, make rational cost-benefit analyses of the trade-offs, and end the lockdown groupthink.”
We should focus on protecting people at high risk…
We need to keep schools open because children have very low morbidity and mortality from COVID-19, and (especially those 10 years and younger) are less likely to be infected by, and have a low likelihood to be the source of transmission of, SARS-CoV-2.
We should increase healthcare surge capacity if forecasting, accurately calibrated repeatedly to real-time data (up to now, forecasting, even short-term, has repeatedly failed), suggests it is needed. With universal masking in hospitals, asymptomatic health care workers should be allowed to continue to work, even if infected, thus preserving the healthcare workforce.
Hier te lezen.