WHO no longer wants quarantine due to COVID-19 and even warns against it: what is the reason
The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging country leaders not to rely on COVID-19 quarantine restrictions to combat outbreaks, although it has previously warned countries against lifting restrictions too early. Writes about it Fox News.
WHO spokesman Dr. David Nabarro said restrictive measures should only be treated as a last resort.
“At the World Health Organization, we do not support isolation as the primary means of fighting the virus,” Nabarro said. "The only time we think isolation is warranted is to buy time to reorganize, regroup, rebalance your resources, protect your healthcare workers, but in general we would rather not."
Nabarro said tough restrictions are causing significant damage, especially to the global economy.
"The quarantine has only one effect that can never be mitigated, and it makes the poor much poorer," he said.
He added that the quarantine has seriously affected countries that rely on tourism.
“Just look at what happened to the tourism industry, for example, in the Caribbean or the Pacific, because people don't come on vacation,” Nabarro said. - Look what happened to small farmers around the world. See what happens to poverty levels. It looks like we could well double global poverty by next year. We may well have at least a doubling of child malnutrition. ”
The United Nations (UN) previously warned countries against lifting restrictions too early during the first wave of the virus.
“The last thing any country needs is to reopen schools and businesses only to close them again due to the resurgence of the virus,” said WHO Director-General Tedros Adanom Ghebreyesus.
But Tedros urged countries to support other measures, including extensive testing and contact tracing, so they can safely resume operations and avoid future blockades.
“We need to achieve a sustainable situation in which we have adequate control over this virus, without completely ending our life or without going into isolation, which has an extremely detrimental effect on society,” he said.
As ForumDaily wrote earlier:
- Thousands of scientists and medical experts have joined the global movement, whose members Seriously concerned about COVID-19 quarantine policy... About 6000 experts from around the world said this approach has devastating effects on the physical and mental health of people, as well as on society as a whole.
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