COVID Camps – CDC Guidelines Published July 2020.

COVID Camps – CDC Guidelines Published July 2020.

2020 is coming to a close it turns out those conspiracy theories weren’t so “crazy” after all. CDC published guidelines in July 2020 clearly layout the plans for COVID camps. They refer to it as ‘the shielding approach’.

“The shielding approach (in other words confining groups of individuals to a specific guarded location) is an ambitious undertaking, which may prove effective in preventing COVID-19 infection among high-risk populations if well managed.

CDC describes COVID camps guarded with one point of entry with provision provided for by the government.

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.1,2They would have minimal contact with family members and other low-risk residents.

Neighborhood  Level: A designated shelter/group of shelters (max 5-10 households), within a small camp or area where high-risk members are grouped together. 

Camp/Sector Level:

A group of shelters such as schools, community buildings within a camp/sector (max 50 high-risk individuals per single green zone) where high-risk individuals are physically isolated together.

“One entry point is used for the exchange of food, supplies, etc. A meeting area is used for residents and visitors to interact while practicing physical distancing (2 meters). No movement into or outside the green zone.”

Of course freedom of movement must be prohibited, so the CDC document also lays out the need for guards.

“Dedicated staff need to be identified to monitor each green zone. Monitoring includes both adherence to protocols and potential adverse effects or outcomes due to isolation and stigma. It may be necessary to assign someone within the green zone, if feasible, to minimize movement in/out of green zones.”

The shielding approach (which sounds very much like an internment camp) is intended to alleviate stress on the healthcare system and circumvent the negative economic consequences of long-term containment measures and lockdowns by protecting the most vulnerable.1,24,25 Implementation of this approach will involve careful planning, additional resources, strict adherence, and strong multi-sector coordination.

While the premise is based on mitigation strategies used in the United Kingdom,24,25 there is no empirical evidence whether this approach will increase, decrease or have no effect on morbidity and mortality during the COVID-19 epidemic in various humanitarian settings.”

“Today, more than ever, society needs to grasp how a virus can create utter havoc, dragging humankind to this terminal point of evil.”

Internment Camps – A History Lesson

A history lesson Jewish Poles were required to occupy a 10 street space during World War 2. This space had a single entry with government provisions (which included food of 200 calories per person per day).

The excerpts below are from the diaries of Chaim Aron Kaplan, a writer, Hebrew scholar, and educator, who perished with his wife at Treblinka in December 1942 or January 1943.

What has today brought us? Nothing less than a Jewish ghetto! A ghetto in Jewish Warsaw! Who could have believed it? Proclamations have not yet been posted, but our fate is already known to us. The conqueror has decided to establish a Jewish ghetto, consisting of some ten streets which the 360,000 Jews of Warsaw will be permitted to occupy.

Besides the insult inherent in this decree, it will create a social catastrophe for the entire population of Warsaw, even for the non-Jews; and the livelihood and occupations of the Jews who will be evicted from their homes will be lost. Those who are dispossessed will lose their property and become unemployed. Where will this great mass of people go? This order strikes especially at the wealthy Jews, the rich professional intelligentsia whose Judaism has been only surplus baggage, and whose suffering as Jews makes no sense.

The naïve among the Jews and Poles ask:

Can the world sit silent?

Will the evil and the corrupt always have the upper hand?

Will the ax fall upon the entire world?

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