Friday , April 16 2021
Home / Tag Archives: media

Tag Archives: media

Some Covid Links

“When police start raiding our churches, you know the revolution has begun” – so writes Peter Hitchens. A slice: So why, of all the places in London, on all the days of the year, was this one targeted on Good Friday? I don’t think much thought went into it. I think deep down in the brain of the state is an idea that religious people, especially Christians, shouldn’t think they have any special position in Britain any more. Worship the new Health and Safety State first, and when you’ve...

Read More »

Some Covid Links

“The Brooklyn Variant of the Coronavirus: Fuggedaboutit.” A slice: There are many deviant and unprecedented aspects of the Covid religion, starting with the fact that for the first time in history, healthy, asymptomatic people of all ages were “quarantined” and placed under virtual house arrest for long periods of time. Lockdowns and “reopenings” are also deviant and unprecedented, not to mention the fact that they constitute blatant theft of property, services, and economic, personal,...

Read More »

Some Covid Links

“Increases in Coronavirus Cases Are Happening Mainly in States With Stricter COVID-19 Rules” – so reports Jacob Sullum. Two slices: The [Washington] Post nevertheless says “experts…agree” that rising infection numbers are largely due to “a broad loosening of public health measures, such as mask mandates and limits on indoor dining,” along with “increased spread of the more transmissible [virus] variants.” The evidence so far does not seem to support that theory. Mask mandates and...

Read More »

Some Covid Links

Wall Street Journal columnist James Freeman pushes back against the unending peddling of Covid hysteria. A slice: Maybe it’s too much to hope that government health experts have learned something in the past year about the massive unintended consequences of lockdowns and the paucity of evidence demonstrating their effectiveness. But Monday’s White House teleconference with the Biden Covid team could almost have been mistaken for a March 2020 event—complete with government doctors stoking...

Read More »

It’s Not Journalism; It’s Fear-Mongering

What an outrageously misleading ‘report’ in the New York Times: Editor: Apoorva Mandavilli’s report titled “Cases in Florida, a national Covid bellwether, are rising – especially among younger people” (March 28) is irresponsible and deeply misleading. Florida’s 7-day average of daily new Covid-19 cases is indeed, as of March 27th, 8 percent higher than it was two weeks earlier. Yet by reporting case counts only from Florida and not from other states, Ms. Mandavilli conveys the mistaken...

Read More »

Some Covid Links

Professor of medical microbiology David Livermore puts SARS-CoV-2 into historical perspective as he warns against the continuing disproportionate reaction to today’s virus. Two slices: First, the long-established 229E common-cold coronavirus mutates to escape immunity from prior infection, so it’s predictable that SARS-CoV2 will do the same. Already over 20,000 SARS-CoV2 variants are known to us. The E484K (glutamate to lysine) change of the Brazilian and South African types, which...

Read More »

Some Covid Links

Here’s Will Jones: No surge as schools open in the UK, no surge as Texas throws off restrictions, free states like Florida and Georgia doing no worse than lockdown states – is anyone in Government watching the real world or are they too busy gawping at the curves of Neil Ferguson’s latest model? Lucy Johnston documents the reality of the climate of fear that stymies scientific discussion and analyses of Covid-19. Ross Clark is correct: “Vaccines were supposed to liberate us, not expand...

Read More »

Some Covid Links

David Hart reflects on the condition of the liberty movement today. His reflections are depressing but accurate. A slice: But we need to keep this latest attack on the principles, practices, and institutions of liberty in some historical perspective. I believe that when we do that our plight will appear to be even worse than we have imagined. I say this because this latest expansion of state power (what I have termed “hygiene socialism” or “lockdown socialism”) comes on top of the eight...

Read More »

Some Covid Links

John Tierney looks at the evidence on Covid-19 lockdowns. Three slices: Now that the 2020 figures have been properly tallied, there’s still no convincing evidence that strict lockdowns reduced the death toll from Covid-19. But one effect is clear: more deaths from other causes, especially among the young and middle-aged, minorities, and the less affluent. The best gauge of the pandemic’s impact is what statisticians call “excess mortality,” which compares the overall number of deaths...

Read More »