The declaration has also received nearly 500,000 signatures from concerned citizens around the globe in less than two weeks.
The Great Barrington declaration is named after the location in which it was signed (Great Barrington, United States).
The website states that it was penned by Dr. Martin Kulldorff, a professor of medicine at Harvard University, a biostatistician, an epidemiologist with expertise in detecting and monitoring infectious disease outbreaks and vaccine safety evaluations; Dr. Sunetra Gupta, a professor at Oxford University, who is an epidemiologist with expertise in immunology, vaccine development, and mathematical modeling of infectious diseases; and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a professor at Stanford University Medical School, a physician, epidemiologist, health economist, and public health policy expert focusing on infectious diseases and vulnerable populations.
“As infectious disease epidemiologists and public health scientists we have grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies, and recommend an approach we call Focused Protection”, the declaration reads.
“Keeping these [lockdown policies] in place until a vaccine is available will cause irreparable damage, with the underprivileged disproportionately harmed.”
“As immunity builds in the population, the risk of infection to all – including the vulnerable – falls. We know that all populations will eventually reach herd immunity – i.e. the point at which the rate of new infections is stable.”
“Adopting measures to protect the vulnerable should be the central aim of public health responses to COVID-19 […] Those who are not vulnerable should immediately be allowed to resume life as normal.”
Quebechttps://westphaliantimes.com/breaking-increased-restrictions-in-ontario-provincial-wide-mandatory-masks-more/ and Ontario have recently announced new restrictive lockdown policies, effectively going against the new WHO guidelines and the advice of thousands of decorated medical experts.
The declaration can be read here.