Monday, July 15, 2024

“Something awakened inside me” says soft-spoken Sudbury man driven to alert people to the dangers of lockdowns

Andre Michaud is a polite and soft-spoken, a self-described “introvert.”

“Something was awakened inside of me,” he tries to explain his decision to launch a campaign to warn Canadians about the harms being caused by lockdowns. “I started this campaign to promote the Great Barrington Declaration in the streets, during rush hour…at least in Sudbury, there will be hundreds of people, maybe thousands, who will know about the harms caused by lockdowns.

“The thing I find most disgusting,” Michaud says, “is the public discussion of private medical information. This is wrong.”

The Great Barrington Declaration has been signed by almost one million people, including many medical experts, calling into question the effectiveness of nation-wide lockdowns during COVID-19, and the damage they are causing.

“As infectious disease epidemiologists and public health scientists we have grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies, and recommend an approach we call Focused Protection,” reads the preamble to the Declaration.

“Coming from both the left and right, and around the world, we have devoted our careers to protecting people. Current lockdown policies are producing devastating effects on short and long-term public health. The results (to name a few) include lower childhood vaccination rates, worsening cardiovascular disease outcomes, fewer cancer screenings and deteriorating mental health – leading to greater excess mortality in years to come, with the working class and younger members of society carrying the heaviest burden. Keeping students out of school is a grave injustice.

“Keeping these measures in place until a vaccine is available will cause irreparable damage, with the underprivileged disproportionately harmed.”

Road Warrior News interviewed Michaud at the December 4th protest to support Australians fighting extreme COVID measures by their government, which include quarantine camps and police violence against protesters.  His trip to the Australian consulate in Toronto on December 4th  to attend the #SOSforAustralia event was his first visit to Toronto in two years.

To date, he has spent more than 700 hours distributing materials and information to Sudbury residents.