Remember all that talk from the so-called experts about the importance of locking down in order to slow the spread?
Never mind! They had a change of heart.
The World Health Organization has warned leaders against relying on COVID-19 lockdowns to tackle outbreaks — after previously saying countries should be careful how quickly they re-open.
WHO envoy Dr. David Nabarro said that such restrictive measures should only be treated as a last resort, the British magazine The Spectator reported in a video interview.
“We in the World Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as the primary means of control of this virus,” Nabarro said.
“The only time we believe a lockdown is justified is to buy you time to reorganize, regroup, rebalance your resources, protect your health workers who are exhausted, but by and large, we’d rather not do it.”
A sign stands illuminated outside a music club closed on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. On Wednesday, Louisiana reported 17,030 Covid-19 cases and 652 deaths, according to the Louisiana Department of Health. Photographer: Sophia Germer/Bloomberg via Getty Images