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Some Covid Links

Writing in the Wall Street Journal, UCLA medical-school professor Joseph Ladapo rightly laments the “epidemic of ‘Covid Mania’,” correctly noting that “[t]he problem isn’t only the overreaction to the virus but the diminution of every other problem.” Two other slices: The novel coronavirus has caused suffering and heartbreak, particularly for older adults and their loved ones. But it also has a low mortality rate among most people and especially the young—estimated at 0.01% for people...

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Some Covid Links

Jay Bhattacharya was a recent guest on the Tom Woods Show. Jeffrey Tucker is impressed with Sunetra Gupta’s 2013 book, Pandemics: Our Fears and the Facts. A slice from Tucker’s essay: Dr. Gupta, I suspect, wrote this book to familiarize readers with the normalcy of pathogens, and to explain why it is not likely that an entirely new and deadly disease will arrive to wipe out large swaths of the human race. She had solid reasons to doubt that there was a case for panic. In all human...

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How Deadly in the United Kingdom Was the Dread Year 2020?

Wanna know just how deadly 2020 was in the United Kingdom, what with Covid-19 and all? Unprecedented, right?! Off-the-charts, don’tchaknow?! And you’d be correct! I mean, to encounter in the U.K. a year with as many deaths per 100,000 as was experienced during the dread year 2020 you have – drumroll – To. Go. Back. All. The. Way. In. Deep. History. To (wait for it)…. 2003. Yes! Truly so! 2003 – the Dark Ages. There are people still alive today who don’t remember 2003! That’s how very...

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Some Covid Links

Reason‘s Robby Soave reports yet further evidence of the reality and severity of Covid Derangement Syndrome, and of the menace to humanity that is Anthony Fauci. A slice: Fauci responded by largely echoing her [Joy Reid’s] concerns. He eventually conceded that people who were vaccinated could have unmasked gatherings in their own homes under some limited conditions, but stressed continued mask wearing outside the home. “I don’t understand why that freaks people out,” said Reid. “Get a...

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A Good Question

Steve Hardy, a friend from Nevada, sent to me an e-mail that I share here with his kind permission: Friday’s Wall Street Journal reports that approximately 5800 people who have been vaccinated have gotten Covid out of 66 million people vaccinated.  This is .0008%. And ALL of these cases have been mild and haven’t required hospitalization.  The stupid part of the article says that officials say that even vaccinated people are at risk and should continue to wear masks and practice social...

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Some Covid Links

Those of you who dismissed – and who continue to dismiss – those of us who warn that the Covidocracy will not willingly relinquish its power might wish to consult this report from Jarrett Skorup; it’s titled “Michigan Moving To Make ‘Emergency’ COVID-19 Mandates Permanent.” A slice: State bureaucrats are moving to impose permanent regulations that would mandate the following and more on all Michigan businesses: mask wearing whenever employees are within six feet of someone else, daily...

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Some Covid Links

Joakim Book bemoans the deep and unhinged hostility of so many people to those of us who question Covid-19 lockdowns and the mainstream narrative that supports them. Toby Young makes the case against vaccine passports. A slice: The strongest objection to making access to any service or activity contingent on producing evidence that you don’t have an infectious disease is that it’s an inversion of the Common Law principle that everything should be permitted unless the law specifically...

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Or Read Robert Higgs

Here’s a letter to a new correspondent: Mr. M__: I fervently hope that you are right that I am wrong when, as in this essay, I predict that most of the powers seized by governments in the name of fighting Covid-19 will remain in place long after SARS-CoV-2 is endemic. But given the terrifying transformation of society over the past year – given that people have shown themselves to be easily stirred into hysteria by obsessive focus on one particular risk – and given, as I see now, that...

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Some Covid Links

Great Barrington Declaration co-author Jay Bhattacharya, writing in the Wall Street Journal, justly decries the mindless masking of children and the Orwellian muzzling of dissenting scientific voices on Covid-19. A slice: Consider also data from Sweden, published in the New England Journal of Medicine in February. Swedish primary schools have been open for in-person instruction throughout the epidemic, no masks required, even when cases were increasing. Of more than 1.8 million children...

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