Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Covid 33, CDC PH statement on lifting the lockdown

CDC PH Calls for Lifting of the Lockdowns by May 2021

April 27, 2021 

As President Rodrigo R. Duterte and his Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) once again deliberate on which type of lockdown to continue to imprison the nation under, the Concerned Doctors and Citizens of the Philippines (CDC Ph) would like to remind them that our people have already suffered enough under this wholly unscientific and poorly-crafted failure of a system for addressing the pandemic. We have not forgotten that the WHO itself appealed to world leaders to use lockdowns only as a last resort because of the poverty and destruction it wreaks upon the lives and livelihoods of the poorest of the poor. And yet all the Government has ever offered us is variations on the type of lockdown while never presenting any truly sensible options that would keep healthy Filipinos working and our economy moving.

While our nation’s decision-makers sitting in their air-conditioned offices continue to regularly draw their salaries, the situation is the polar opposite for Juan de la Cruz. After 13 months of endless lockdowns, millions of jobs are gone and thousands of businesses have closed or will be closing forever if businessmen see that there is no hope that this Government will ever find the desire to end our misery. For seven long months now, CDC Ph has been pleading with Government to consider our Focused Protection Plan which would present hope and the chance at a better future for Filipinos instead of more restrictions and the continuing paralysis of thinking which is all we have seen from our uninspired and uninspiring DOH, FDA and DILG....

Yesterday, CDC PH discussed Economic Impact of the Lockdown in the 2nd day of its two-weeks, "Flatten the Fear" program in DZRJ 810 AM Radyo Bandido, this week and next week. Hosted by Francis Abraham, there were four of us speakers yesterday -- George Barcelon (former PCCI President), Brian Masigan, Ruby Ang, and me. I showed these 3 slides in my short discussion


See also:
Covid 30, Dr. Romeo Quijano on IVM and vaccine mania, April 11, 2021 
Covid 31, Articles arguing for lifting the PH lockdown, April 18, 2021 
Covid 32, Continuing economic damage of indefinite lockdown, April 23, 2021.

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