Thursday, May 21, 2020

Bad Medicine: The Devastating and Shocking Effects of Lockdown

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“The negative consequences of large-scale quarantine are so extreme (forced confinement of sick people with the well; complete restriction of movement of large populations; difficulty in getting critical supplies, medicines, and food to people inside the quarantine zone) that this mitigation measure should be eliminated from serious consideration.” ~Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, Nov. 4, 2006
When God wanted to punish King David for a sin, he offered him a choice between three years of famine, three months of pursuit by his enemies, or three days of a plague. King David relayed the message to Gad the prophet that he chose the plague: “David said to Gad, ‘I am in deep distress. Let us fall into the hands of the LORD; for his mercy is great; but do not let me fall into human hands.’” (2 Samuel 24:14). Thus, he established a principle that a plague – which is the ultimate and exclusively divine punishment – is superior to any man-made catastrophe. If only our government had made that choice.
Whenever God confronts us with a serious challenge, he gives us natural tools to cope with the situation, but the outcome is ultimately in his hands. What our government has done is anything but natural and has never been done in human history. It was akin to dropping a nuclear bomb on ourselves to deal with a virus that posed a serious danger only to a defined population we could have protected more efficiently.
Now we are facing the nuclear-level fallout of the man-made crisis rather than the God-made crisis of the virus. We cannot even begin to imagine the near-term and long-term first- and second-order effects of every facet of our national health and lives now that we have state and federal officials who want to continue decapitating us until there is a complete cure for the headache.
In short, we overestimated the danger of the virus to most people, overestimated our ability to mitigate even those effects no matter what we did, and forgot that other considerations, especially other health concerns, exist in the world. We acted as if coronavirus is the only challenge we are confronted with and as if we had infinite resources to balance out a panicked and imbalanced response to one challenge.
Read the rest from Daniel Horowitz HERE.

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