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Millions of children could die! Where is the outrage?!

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Mumlove5 Wed 13-May-20 10:05:14

These lockdowns will kill more people than coronavirus, which is mild for the majority of people. Mass hysteria has taken over logic and common sense. Poor and broken economies always lead to poor health both physically and mentally, and death.

People need to stop being so shortsighted and wake-up...

www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/may/06/millions-develop-tuberculosis-tb-covid-19-lockdown

The head of a global partnership to end tuberculosis (TB) said she is “sickened” by research that revealed millions more people are expected to contract the disease as a result of Covid-19 restrictions.

Up to 6.3 million more people are predicted to develop TB between now and 2025 and 1.4 million more people are expected to die as cases go undiagnosed and untreated during lockdown. This will set back global efforts to end TB by five to eight years.

“The fear we have in the community is that researchers are heading towards just developing a vaccine for Covid. That’s on the agenda of everyone now and very few remain focused on the others [diseases]. We don’t have a vaccine for TB, we don’t have a vaccine for HIV, we don’t have a vaccine for malaria and out of all this, TB is the oldest. So why this reaction? I think because we are a world of idiots. What can I say?”

www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/unicef-warns-lockdown-could-kill-covid-19-model-predicts-12/

Unicef warns lockdown could kill more than Covid-19 as model predicts 1.2 million child deaths
'Indiscriminate lockdowns' are an ineffective way to control Covid and could contribute to a 45 per cent rise in child mortality

The risk of children dying from malaria, pneumonia or diarrhoea in developing countries is spiralling due to the pandemic and “far outweighs any threat presented by the coronavirus”, Unicef has warned.

In an exclusive interview Dr Stefan Peterson, chief of health at Unicef, cautioned that the blanket lockdowns imposed in many low and middle income are not an effective way to control Covid-19 and could have deadly repercussions.

“I’m concerned that lockdown measures have been copied between countries for lack of knowing what to do, rarely with any contextualisation for the local situation,” he said.

According to a stark report published in Lancet Global Health journal on Wednesday, almost 1.2 million children could die in the next six months due to the disruption to health services and food supplies caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Mumlove5 Wed 13-May-20 10:23:17

Every day that goes by in which we are locked down, there will be more incremental deaths from non-Covid related disease and the risk of a catastrophic economic outcome grows. An outcome which would be more of a Nike swoosh than a Victory V recovery.

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NotEverythingIsBlackandWhite Wed 13-May-20 10:26:48

"We don’t have a vaccine for TB, we don’t have a vaccine for HIV, we don’t have a vaccine for malaria and out of all this, TB is the oldest."
There is a vaccine for TB.

HerbieHerr Wed 13-May-20 10:28:40

Been saying this since day one.
People do realise MILLIONS of children die from entirely preventable infectious diseases every year don’t they?

JoeExoticsEyebrowRing Wed 13-May-20 10:30:58

We don’t have a vaccine for TB

What's the BCG vaccine for then?

NotEverythingIsBlackandWhite Wed 13-May-20 10:32:11

"Ditiu said. “For 100 years we have had a vaccine and we have two or three potential vaccines in the pipeline."
Even the article you have linked states we have a TB vaccine.

DahliaDay Wed 13-May-20 10:32:49

Mass hysteria has overtaken logic??

Yes,right here in this thread.....calm down!

feelingverylazytoday Wed 13-May-20 10:34:21

Bill Gates is already on it, OP.

Lostvoiced Wed 13-May-20 10:35:14

But there is a vaccine for TB?

PheasantPlucker1 Wed 13-May-20 10:37:30

Im not sure Im following the logic OP

Are you saying UK lockdown should be lifted as what were doing has a negative effect on other countries?

Clutterbugsmum Wed 13-May-20 10:38:49

But there is a vaccine for TB? Yes but the government stop giving it to high school children.

myangelalex Wed 13-May-20 10:41:34

@PheasantPlucker1 I'm with you in this. No idea what our lockdown has to do with anything

dementedpixie Wed 13-May-20 10:41:49

BCG is still given in certain areas/to certain groups of people in the UK. It's not given as standard to everyone now

RigaBalsam Wed 13-May-20 10:42:06

And you are only outraged about this now? What about last year?

buffyp Wed 13-May-20 10:43:50

Agree completely OP. The hysteria going on from some is ridiculous.

dementedpixie Wed 13-May-20 10:46:49

Apparently BCG only works well in children, not in adults and that's what the link states

Mumlove5 Wed 13-May-20 10:46:56

There isn’t a TB vaccine for adults. Children, yes.

Lockdowns are having thousands of direct deaths. If people can’t see this, then they are blinded only by Covid... which again is mild for the majority.

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Jaxhog Wed 13-May-20 10:47:00

"We don’t have a vaccine for TB, we don’t have a vaccine for HIV, we don’t have a vaccine for malaria and out of all this, TB is the oldest."

There IS a vaccine for TB and TB is treatable.
HiV is avoidable and treatable.
Malaria doesn't affect most countries and is treatable.

Covid19 affects most countries and is NOT treatable. That's why.

MrsNettle Wed 13-May-20 10:47:48

@PheasantPlucker1
Are you saying UK lockdown should be lifted as what were doing has a negative effect on other countries?
I think OP meant other human beings.

IDefinitelyHaveFriends Wed 13-May-20 10:48:39

The BCG isn’t a complete solution. As ever, Bill and Melinda are on the case, here’s a summary of the state of play as they see it.
www.gatesfoundation.org/what-we-do/global-health/tuberculosis

DahliaDay Wed 13-May-20 10:51:30

If covid suddenly switched from affecting mainly the elderly in care homes and started on 6/7/8 year old kids, mumsnet would call for immediate full lockdown!

You know it would

There would be ZERO concern then for TB or mental health

JoeExoticsEyebrowRing Wed 13-May-20 10:53:06

If covid suddenly switched from affecting mainly the elderly in care homes and started on 6/7/8 year old kids, mumsnet would call for immediate full lockdown!

Yes, of course, if Covid affected young children then societies all over the world would be reacting in an entirely different way. That goes without saying doesn't it?

MitziK Wed 13-May-20 10:55:21

There isn’t a TB vaccine for adults

On what planet? Adults have the BCG as well - it's a condition for employment in every NHS Trust I've ever worked in if you don't come up as immune on a blood test.

Mumlove5 Wed 13-May-20 10:55:49

This isn’t about lives vs the economy. This is lives vs lives.

A poor economy never has good health outcomes.

www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/economic-downturn-excess-cancer-deaths-atun/

Global economic downturn linked with at least 260,000 excess cancer deaths

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dementedpixie Wed 13-May-20 10:56:10

It doesnt work well in adults - even says it on the nhs website

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