From the CDC Document:
This document presents considerations from the
perspective of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
(CDC) for implementing the shielding approach in humanitarian settings as outlined in guidance documents focused on camps, displaced populations and low-resource settings.1,2This
approach has never been documented and has raised questions and
concerns among humanitarian partners who support response activities in
these settings. The purpose of this document is to highlight potential
implementation challenges of the shielding approach from CDC’s
perspective and guide thinking around implementation in the absence of
empirical data. Considerations are based on current evidence known about
the transmission and severity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
and may need to be revised as more information becomes available. Please
check the CDC website periodically for updates.
What is the Shielding Approach1?
The shielding approach aims to reduce the number of severe COVID-19
cases by limiting contact between individuals at higher risk of
developing severe disease (“high-risk”) and the general population
(“low-risk”). 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.
Current evidence indicates that older adults and people of any age
who have serious underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for
severe illness from COVID-19.3In most humanitarian settings, older population groups make up a small percentage of the total population.4,5 For this reason, the shielding approach suggests physically
separating high-risk individuals from the general population to
prioritize the use of the limited available resources and avoid
implementing long-term containment measures among the general
In theory, shielding may serve its objective to protect high-risk
populations from disease and death. However, implementation of the
approach necessitates strict adherence1,6,7,
to protocol. Inadvertent introduction of the virus into a green zone
may result in rapid transmission among the most vulnerable populations
the approach is trying to protect.
A summary of the shielding approach described by Favas is shown in Table 1. See Guidance
for the prevention of COVID-19 infections among high-risk individuals
in low-resource, displaced and camp and camp-like settings1,2 for full details.
Before anyone cries conspiracy theory, this document is sourced from the CDC website.
The CDC has outlined a plan to segregate “at-risk” individuals from the general population and place them into internment camps.
Their document includes the elderly and immunocompromised.
But who wants to predict they’ll eventually add the unvaccinated to the list of “at-risk” individuals?
Labeled “green zones,” the CDC document states these internment camps
will rip “at-risk” people from their families and relocate them to
A protocol of establishing concentration camps within our own communities in the United States.
Another conspiracy theory coming true before our eyes.
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