[Ed. – I haven’t thought of protecting the rich as a primary motive, but it’s been evident all along that the impact has been, as they say, disparate, by economic stratum.]
Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, professor of medicine at Stanford University and co-author of the Great Barrington Declaration, told podcast host Megyn Kelly that lockdowns have ineffectively addressed the concerns and danger COVID-19 poses to certain communities.
“I’ve come to think of it as trickle-down epidemiology. We’ve used the lockdowns to protect the rich, whereas we essentially expose the — like in California for instance, it’s the poor areas that have had the high death rates from COVID. The lockdowns haven’t protected people living in places where there’s high poverty,” Bhattacharya said on “The Megyn Kelly Show.” “Minority populations, especially Hispanics, have been hard hit. Fifty percent of people who have had COVID deaths are Hispanic in California.”