World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 26 Mar, 2021 02:30 am

Right-wing Australian “medical network” opposes pandemic lockdowns and advocates herd immunity

Right-wing Australian “medical network” opposes pandemic lockdowns and advocates herd immunity
While purporting to be concerned about public health, CMN’s website and policy statement proposes the unrestricted spread of COVID.

CMN is a right-wing group that opposes pandemic lockdowns and advocates herd immunity.Governments all over the world have pursued the policy of herd immunity.The CMN policy statement aligns with the Great Barrington Declaration, published last October by the pro-business American Institute for Economic Research, which calls for COVID to be allowed to infect younger people in order to build up a so-called herd immunity, while supposedly offering protections to the elderly.The World Health Organisation has described herd immunity by exposure to the virus as “scientifically problematic and unethical.

” Genuine herd immunity refers to the process by which a nearly completely vaccinated population is able to suppress the virus.Determined that not one cent of society’s resources be expended to protect workers, they have become a small but vocal base for promoting herd immunity.

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