Report: The lockdowns will kill more people than coronavirus
Is the COVID-19 "cure" worse than the disease?
Americans have been asking themselves that question for months, and now it looks like researchers are starting to develop an answer.
According to a report outlined in the Los Angeles Times, the United Nations is predicting that the virus will threaten 130 million people worldwide with starvation by the end of the year.
The report also cited World Vision—a Christian aid organization—that estimates that 30 million kids are at risk of dying from starvation.
“I feel like we’re watching a slow-motion train wreck as it moves through the world’s most fragile countries,” Nancy Lindborg, the president of the nonprofit U.S. Institute of Peace, said, according to the paper.
That economic devastation starts with the United States. As the world's strongest economy, our decisions affect the most vulnerable populations around the world. When we locked down our entire economy -- including less populated areas with virtually zero COVID transmission -- we put not only American citizens but the entire world at risk.
It's time to get back to work. We understand more about how this disease is transmitted, and there are countless communities across the country where the risk remains low. We've flattened the curve, and hospitals are prepped and ready to handle an influx of COVID patients.
But our governors and local officials remain hesitant. They realize that they'll receive the lion's share of the blame for any spike in COVID cases, and they're worried about their reelection chances if that happens.
That's why the reopen movement remains crucially important. We must remind our elected officials that they will face worse political consequences if they fail to reopen our economy and get Americans back to work.
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