Kevin Bae

Non-Social in a Socially Networked World

Will you board the train to the COVID Camp?

The information is dated July 26, 2020 and the references date to March 2020. So the possibility has been bandied about for more than a year. The CDC is calling it the “Shielding Approach” but make no mistake these are proposed COVID Camps. Seems silly doesn’t it until the government started calling this the “Pandemic of the Unvaccinated.” How long until they re-classify the unvaccinated as the high risk group? Will you get on the train to your COVID Camp? Will you allow them to take your children to the COVID Camp?

Why hasn’t any member of the media found this document and asked some questions about this? They are looking to take away your freedom in the name of protecting others.

The shielding approach aims to reduce the number of severe COVID-19 cases by limiting contact between individuals at higher risk of developing severe disease (“high-risk”) and the general population (“low-risk”). High-risk individuals would be temporarily relocated to safe or “green zones” established at the household, neighborhood, camp/sector or community level depending on the context and setting. They would have minimal contact with family members and other low-risk residents.

Current evidence indicates that older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. In most humanitarian settings, older population groups make up a small percentage of the total population. For this reason, the shielding approach suggests physically separating high-risk individuals from the general population to prioritize the use of the limited available resources and avoid implementing long-term containment measures among the general population.

In theory, shielding may serve its objective to protect high-risk populations from disease and death. However, implementation of the approach necessitates strict adherence, to protocol. Inadvertent introduction of the virus into a green zone may result in rapid transmission among the most vulnerable populations the approach is trying to protect.