Why did this retired army officer say no to lockdown?
After reading an article from c2c Journal one of my followers sent me, I knew I needed to interview David Redman. David is a retired soldier and the former head of Alberta Emergency Management. His article with C2C Journal has garnered a lot of attention and criticism.
There is no solution that will make everyone happy and safe, but David’s ideas and experience brings some good points worth considering.
David has proposed several solutions and has made a call to action.
Each province has an emergency management process that covers fires, natural disasters, pandemics, etc. According to David, this plan was ignored and thrown out the window. The idea of these plans are to identify who or what is most at risk and what we can do.
In this case, our seniors. It was David’s suggestion that because the majority of COVID-19 fatalities are from long-term care homes, we lock them down, including their staff – a similar idea to how they staff the Alberta oil fields. This idea protects those most at risk and their caregivers. Not only does it protect them, it also opens up our ICU’s and hospitals while taking a load off our doctors and nurses. It is important to watch the entire video and understand the context.
So the question is, what can we do as a community to change things?
It starts with demanding to see a plan from our provincial and federal government. A plan that outlines what is going to happen and why, what phases will take place and what’s going to trigger those phases. The phases cannot be given a date, rather what’s going to make us go into that phase (the trigger).
I’d like to say thank you to David for talking with me and sharing his knowledge. There is so much to take away from this conversation.
To read the article with C2C Journal mentioned above, click HERE.
If you’re struggling to manage feelings and emotions, check out the interview I did with Scott Davidson.