OPINION | Glenda Gray should be defended and her accusers should be in the dock

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Prof. Glenda Gray
Prof. Glenda Gray

For the record, I completely agree with Professor Glenda Gray and her colleagues’ frank appraisal of the damage caused by the continuation of the lockdown. This is a view shared widely in society for good reason.

Every objection to Gray’s comments – and there are many, the most strident coming from senior politicians and officials – has been to her speaking outside of the ministerial advisory committee, but there’s not a single cogent objection to the content of her utterances to be found.

When household data from resource-poor neighbourhoods reveal that malnourishment is rife as a result of the lockdown, it is patently absurd to aver that malnutrition does not exist and is not manifesting throughout the country.

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