I’m not a Covid denier, but it’s time to end the lockdowns – Brian Monteith

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I lost a work colleague to Covid recently. I had not known he had been admitted to hospital, as his IT consultancy is based in Romania. One of the websites I edit had crashed and I enquired to see if he could help, only for his son to reply, telling me his father had died.

Niki is not the first person I have known personally to die from Covid. I have also had a good friend die due to the withdrawal of NHS treatment he could normally expect to have received, with the consequence his life was shortened considerably.

I don’t consider myself a cynic, because I am optimistic about the human condition and the good in people to help one another irrespective of whether or not they are familiar or have differences. I am, however, a natural sceptic, for I do like to question and test what I am being told or am expected to believe when it clashes with my personal experience or fact-based evidence.

To read the full article please visit: https://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/columnists/im-not-covid-denier-its-time-end-lockdowns-brian-monteith-3103593

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  • I don’t think it’s possible to halt the spread of this virus, and that it is a waste of public health resources to attempt to. I think the strategy should be to place no restrictions on the public unless absolutely necessary, and to return to normality and restore services as soon as possible. I also think there is very little evidence of widespread benefit from wearing masks.

    I’m not a Covid denier, either. In fact, I’m quoting almost verbatim from the Department of Health’s “UK Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Strategy 2011”, created for controlling an outbreak of a virus with ten times the assumed lethality of this one, and recommended at the fourth SAGE meeting of 5th February 2020 for adoption to tackle SAR-CoV-2.

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    • Thank you for your interesting comment! We agree that there has been a significant change in approach compared to previously published plans.

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