Dr. Mike Ryan, the World Well being Group’s govt director of Well being Emergencies Programme, urged sick individuals and their contacts to remain at dwelling so as to cease the unfold of Covid-19.
“If individuals who had been sick stayed at dwelling, and had been supported in doing that, and if their contacts stayed at dwelling, and had been supported in doing that, we may break the again of this illness,” Ryan mentioned throughout a social media Q&A on Wednesday.
“And we hold avoiding that elephant within the room” he added.
“We do know these large, lengthy, long-term lockdowns should not in that sense the very best answer,” he mentioned, including that international locations generally “face no selection.”
The lockdowns have penalties he mentioned, “however this isn’t a no-consequence effort, we have to discover that stability … between stopping this illness, giving us the time to develop the measures we have to save lives,” Ryan mentioned.
“Life isn’t like that — it isn’t binary, proper and fallacious, and left and proper and, good and dangerous,” he mentioned. “We have to take a tablet and get actual right here. It is not either-or, it is each.”
No person desires lockdowns, he mentioned.
“I do not need lockdowns. I imply, I am away from my household,” Ryan mentioned. “If I’m going dwelling tomorrow, 14 days quarantine a method, 14 days quarantine the opposite means. To see my children it’s going to take me 29 days – for sooner or later – 29 days.”
“Do you assume I like this? Do you assume we wish this? No.”