It's now quite apparent that the panic caused by the covid-19 "pandemic" was unjustified.
A group of (as at time of posting) 500+ Belgian doctors, and 1800+ medical professionals have posted an open letter stating bluntly that
there is no medical justification for any emergency policy anymore.
The current crisis management has become totally disproportionate and causes more damage than it does any good.
We call for an end to all measures and ask for an immediate restoration of our normal democratic governance and legal structures and of all our civil liberties.
Read the full letter at https://docs4opendebate.be/en/open-letter/
Philosophically, we might well ask, "why are many governments throughout the world, especially the Victorian Government, so irresponsible in responding to an infection that (now confirmed)
in terms of its harmfulness, mortality and transmissibility, approaches the seasonal influenza,
We've allowed various governments to lock down whole cities and states, for what is now recognized as being nothing more than a bad cold, or flu season.[video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=19&v=VB8fZaiYApI&feature=emb...
Philosophically, we can recognize that governments and medical authorities are seeking to control people for various ends. The question that remains pertinent, at least for those who genuinely query philosophical issues, is ... what's the antidote to the panic and the blatant irresponsibility? What pragmatic steps or actions can we each take, to offset the panic and irresponsibility?
If this topic appeals to any of the Byron Sophia group members, please contact me via the contact page, and we'll see about organizing a Byron Sophia meeting to discuss various strategies related to this topic.