COVID 19 aka CCP Virus: Belgian Medical Doctors on Consequences of social isolation on physical and mental health
See also CCP Virus.
Fall and then winter are going to kill a lot of people, by government policies.
Open letter from medical doctors and health professionals to all Belgian authorities and all Belgian media
September 5, 2020
We believe that the policy has introduced mandatory measures that are not sufficiently scientifically based, unilaterally directed, and that there is not enough space in the media for an open debate in which different views and opinions are heard. In addition, each municipality and province now has the authorisation to add its own measures, whether well-founded or not.
Moreover, the strict repressive policy on corona strongly contrasts with the government’s minimal policy when it comes to disease prevention, strengthening our own immune system through a healthy lifestyle, optimal care with attention for the individual and investment in care personnel.2
The concept of health
In 1948, the WHO defined health as follows: ‘Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or other physical impairment’.3
Health, therefore, is a broad concept that goes beyond the physical and also relates to the emotional and social well-being of the individual. Belgium also has a duty, from the point of view of subscribing to fundamental human rights, to include these human rights in its decision-making when it comes to measures taken in the context of public health. 4
The current global measures taken to combat SARS-CoV-2 violate to a large extent this view of health and human rights. Measures include compulsory wearing of a mask (also in open air and during sporting activities, and in some municipalities even when there are no other people in the vicinity), physical distancing, social isolation, compulsory quarantine for some groups and hygiene measures.
Consequences of social isolation on physical and mental health
Social isolation and economic damage led to an increase in depression, anxiety, suicides, intra-family violence and child abuse.16
Studies have shown that the more social and emotional commitments people have, the more resistant they are to viruses. It is much more likely that isolation and quarantine have fatal consequences. 17
The isolation measures have also led to physical inactivity in many older people due to their being forced to stay indoors. However, sufficient exercise has a positive effect on cognitive functioning, reducing depressive complaints and anxiety and improving physical health, energy levels, well-being and, in general, quality of life.18
Fear, persistent stress and loneliness induced by social distancing have a proven negative influence on psychological and general health. 19
WIND: what’s more stressful than being locked down and out of work, unable to visit with friends and family, savings gone and then being evicted?
Government thugs are stressing-out tens of millions of people at least (around 40 million people cannot pay rent here in the USA, since the government forced them out of work). It’s an outrageous abuse of human rights.
I am personally furious that I cannot visit my father (81) because of irrational fears instilled in someone close to him by the social programming networks. He is now cut off from all his children and grandchildren for that reason. It’s less about me (I have my family) than him. Surely tens of millions of people are in similar situations—this is what the COVID-19 hysteria is doing to people—and it stinks to high heaven in every way.