MembersCorona Policies Doing More Damage Than Virus, Warn Experts

As Israel moans under stiff coronavirus restrictions, top doctors and scientists say the hysteria is unwarranted

By Ryan Jones | | Topics: Coronavirus
Photo: Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90

A number of Israeli experts have over the past couple months been speaking out against harsh coronavirus policies as unnecessary hysteria that are doing far more damage than the virus itself.

Back at the start of September, Professor Yoram Lass, an Israeli physician and former director general of the Ministry of Health, decried the dizzying number of restrictions placed on the new school year.

“The school year opened with ‘capsules’ and masks and Zoom and isolation. And all this while we know with complete confidence that coronavirus isn’t dangerous to children at all,” Prof. Lass said at the time. “In contrast, influenza, which no one cares about, is known to be far more dangerous to children than coronavirus, and it doesn’t interest anyone. But, as usual in today’s situation, the facts don’t matter. Anxiety grows and prevents any logical consideration.”

Earlier in the coronavirus crisis, Prof. Lass spoke out strongly against lockdowns and quarantines, noting that for the sake of saving a few lives the government...

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