Democrat presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has slammed federal and global health agencies for pushing mass lockdowns of the public during the pandemic.
Speaking during a town hall-style interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity on Tuesday, RFK Jr. noted that lockdowns were a violation of “pandemic preparedness protocols.”
Kennedy slammed public health agencies for endorsing plans to strip the public of their freedoms.
RFK Jr. told the crowd that the actions were completely antithetical to the established course of action that should be taken during such an event.
“What they were doing violated all of the orthodoxy,” Kennedy noted.
“We’ve had the WHO, CDC, the DHS, and all the three-letter agencies have thought about pandemics for a hundred years.
“And they’ve worked on very, very carefully on pandemic preparedness protocols.
“And all of those protocols said you never lock down a population,” he asserted.
“You cannot stop a respiratory virus with lockdowns,” Kennedy continued.
“You’re going to actually amplify it because they spread indoors.”
He cited historic medical papers that long ago criticized lockdown measures as a means of mitigating the spread of viruses.
“And what all the orthodox protocols said is that you quarantine the sick, you protect the vulnerable, and then you let the population continue.
“Because, when you shut down businesses, that kills people,” RFK Jr. further urged.
“Unemployment kills people.”
Elsewhere during the event, Kennedy also vowed to stop government agencies from being weaponized against political opponents.