WHO Covid-19 envoy David Nabarro – Governments need to learn to “coexist with this virus in a way that doesn’t require constant closing down of economies.”

With new restrictions coming in, the UK economy once again is taking a massive hit in specific sectors which will have an enormous knock-on effect throughout the supply chain.

In an interview between Andrew Neil and WHO Covid-19 envoy David Nabarro, Mr Nabarro said governments need to learn to “coexist with this virus in a way that doesn’t require constant closing down of economies.”

Mr Nabarro said:” No, we’re not past the worst of it. In my own view is that this virus is actually towards the beginning of its relationship with the human race.”
“we’re saying that we really do have to learn how to coexist with this virus in a way that doesn’t require constant closing down of economies.”
“The middle path is about being able to hold the virus at Bay, whilst keeping economic and social life going, and we think it’s doable.”

Mr Nabarro then went on about lockdowns and how they should be used, saying: “We think lockdowns only serve one purpose and that is to give you a bit of breathing space”

“You should be building up your testing, building up your contact tracing, building up your local organization so that as you release lockdown, you’re bound to get more cases, but you can deal with it really elegantly.”

Many now are saying that the government need to level with people showing evidence that made them take the decisions they did and Mr Nabarro from the WHO agrees, he says: Tackling this virus is “not best done from some Central Control Center.”
“It works best if people are as on side as they possibly can be. It does mean really levelling with people.”

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