This week, the CDC announced the state of America after the virus pandemic. Its director made clear what the country needs to do next. Now, over 600 doctors signed a letter to President Trump, warning of the grave consequences if we don’t act now. What might happen could dwarf COVID-19.
For nearly three months, the United States has been battling the Wuhan virus. While I’m sure some Americans are still cowering in their homes, afraid to go outside, most are sick and tired of talking about this disease. They are eager to go back to normal life, unafraid about what a virus might do to them.
We’ve spent trillions on battling the disease, developing testing and treatment. Shouldn’t there be any progress by now? Well, despite what CNN says, yes there has. And the CDC is making a big announcement.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Robert Redfield said Wednesday that he supports reopening the country and that he believes states are “ready” to return to more normal operations. [Source: Daily Wire]
Yes, finally the CDC is on board with what most people have been saying since April. The bureaucratic agencies that dropped the ball early on—causing untold pain and suffering—is catching up with what we know. That states need to reopen and we need to employ strategic measures to protect the elderly.
If a risk-averse government agency is saying we need to reopen, then it’s become a critical issue. Extending lockdown measures across the states has become much more concerning than the virus itself. In fact, over six hundred doctors wrote to President Trump, warning him that the deaths from prolonged lockdowns will far exceed COVID-19.
More than 600 medical doctors wrote a letter to President Donald Trump this week that warned the president that continued shutdowns in response to the coronavirus pandemic are going to cause a serious “mass casualty event.”
“We are alarmed at what appears to be the lack of consideration for the future health of our patients. The downstream health effects of deteriorating a level are being massively under-estimated and under-reported. This is an order of magnitude error. It is impossible to overstate the short, medium, and long-term harm to people’s health with a continued shutdown.” [Source: Daily Wire]
These doctors alerted the tremendous—and largely unreported—life-threatening results of the lockdowns. They said the casualties of these un-Constitutional orders are “hiding in plain” sight. Unemployment will lead to alcoholism, homelessness, suicide, heart attacks, strokes, or kidney failure.
The letter condemns keeping schools and colleges closed, saying it will hurt young Americans for years to come. Young adults get to look forward to financial instability, unemployment, despair, drug addiction, unplanned pregnancies, poverty, and abuse. The doctors explained that because the harm is “diffused,” it’s easy for many in the media to pretend like it’s not happening. But it is and it will get worse—if the president doesn’t act.
These doctors’ words echo what many other health professionals have been saying for months. That the virus is controllable and treatable and not nearly as devastating as the media claimed. In fact, lockdowns have increased cases, as sick people are locked up with healthy ones. Yet these doctors have been silenced—as social media sites take down valid opinions by medical professionals to prolonged the panic.
What’s worse: people catching a treatable disease or millions suffering for decades? Why can’t we employ a strategy that protects the most vulnerable, while allowing life to go on as usual?
The people who wrote this letter weren’t “selfish” Americans who “just want to go back to bars and restaurants.” These are medical professionals gravely worried about the health of millions of Americans. They are imploring the president to take bolder steps in getting states to reopen.
If not, COVID-19 will be a play-thing compared to what’s next.