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Some Covid Links

Jay Bhattacharya talks with Megyn Kelly about Covid vaccines, natural immunity, and the incentives facing hospitals to diagnose Covid. Martin Kulldorff debates Paul Offit on vaccine mandates. Carl Heneghan and Martin Kulldorff defend Jay Bhattacharya from efforts by Bhattacharya’s Stanford University colleagues to silence his voice in scientific debate. Two slices: Last week, anonymous posters with the portrait of Stanford University Professor of Medicine Dr. Jay Bhattacharya were...

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Some Covid Links

Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Johns Hopkins medical professor Marty Makary criticizes the CDC’s continuing insistence on ignoring important data on Covid. A slice: Sound data from the CDC has been especially lacking on natural immunity from prior Covid infection. On Aug. 25, Israel published the most powerful and scientifically rigorous study on the subject to date. In a sample of more than 700,000 people, natural immunity was 27 times more effective than vaccinated immunity in...

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Some Covid Links

Jay Bhattacharya is correct: “Mass asymptomatic testing is lockdown by stealth.” Michael Tracey decries campus Covidocrats. Two slices: Since I published my article Friday about the ongoing, Australia-style “lockdown” experiment being run in a small patch of southeastern Connecticut, messages keep piling up in my inboxes from the exasperated college students who have found themselves the experiment’s unwilling subjects. Uniformly, they are very thankful for the coverage, which is...

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Some Covid Links

On Twitter, Martin Kulldorff defends Sunetra Gupta from an unfair attack. Writing in the New York Times, Robby Soave of Reason explains that “Biden’s vaccine mandate is a big mistake.” Two slices: The president should not — and most likely does not — have the power to unilaterally compel millions of private-sector workers to get vaccinated or risk losing their jobs: Mr. Biden is presiding over a vast expansion of federal authority, one that Democrats will certainly come to regret the...

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The March of Covidocratic Tyranny

The Biden administration will use OSHA to impose vaccine mandates or requirements of weekly testing on employees of large firms. This unprecedented government intervention isn’t the first piece of bitter fruit of Covid Derangement Syndrome, and it won’t be the last. While we Americans aren’t (yet), as a group, as lunatic as are Australians, during the past 18 months we have (1) allowed ourselves to be deceived into believing that a pathogen that poses unusual dangers only to a relatively...

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Exhortations to “Keep Calm” Imply a Reason Not to Keep Calm

This sign – bearing the imprimatur of the CDC (and not Her Majesty’s government) – is posted in men’s rooms at Dulles airport (and, I’m confident, also in women’s rooms at that airport). (I took this photo this morning at Dulles.) So sad… and so annoying. Is it any wonder that so many people continue to behave as if Covid’s dangers are greater than those dangers really are when, in public restrooms, signs exhort individuals to “Keep calm”? The implication of this message is that a...

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Some Covid Links

Better late than never, I suppose, for Bill Gates. Good for Laura Dodsworth for resisting Covidocratic hysteria. Alex Starling decries the pathetically poor reporting on Covid-19. Covid Derangement Syndrome is literally causing starvation in Vietnam. (DBx: But I reckon that that’s okay, for we all now know that no fate is as bad as coming into contact with the Covid monster.) Here’s an interview Gigi Foster, a co-author of The Great Covid Panic. Shahar Hameiri and Tom Chodor ask: “What’s...

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Some Covid Links

Peter Earle writes wisely about plausible long-run consequences of the 2020-2021 gargantuan disruption of society. Here’s his conclusion: If not merely a cathartic response to the cessation of what has been a confusing, stressful, and financially challenging year-and-a-half for tens of millions, the Great Reconsideration of work, life, and self-actualization is likely to resonate vastly beyond the coming months. The net of the costs and benefits, as well as the minutiae of such changes...

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Some Covid Links

Robby Soave reports on the media spreading false reports about hospitals being overwhelmed with people who are self-medicating against Covid-19 with Ivermectin. A slice: The story ran under the headline: “Patients overdosing on ivermectin backing up rural Oklahoma hospitals, ambulances.” It was quickly picked up by national news outlets, such as Rolling Stone, Newsweek, and the New York Daily News. Numerous high-profile media figures, including MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, tweeted about...

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