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Some Covid Links

Wall Street Journal editorial features editor James Taranto writes about gloriously sane Florida and its Surgeon General, Joseph Ladapo. Three slices: Joseph Ladapo reached the same conclusion almost two years earlier. “Please don’t believe politicians who say we can control this with a few weeks of shutdown,” Dr. Ladapo, then a professor at UCLA’s medical school and a clinician on Covid’s frontline, wrote in USA Today on March 24, 2020. “To contain a virus with shutdowns, you must...

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Some Covid Links

Thomas Fazi and Toby Green, writing at UnHerd, argue that the Great Barrington Declaration has been vindicated. Three slices: Has the Left finally woken up to the devastating costs of implementing lockdowns? In its first edition of 2022, the Observer carried a surprisingly balanced interview with Professor Mark Woolhouse, a member of Sage whose new book — The Year the World Went Mad — argues that long lockdowns promoted more harm than good and failed to protect the vulnerable. Its...

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Some Covid Links

“Children forced to Zoom into school ended up with suboptimal immune systems—the opposite of herd immunity” – so reports Pamela Hobart. A slice: By May and June 2021, pediatricians noticed an unprecedented, counterseasonal surge in communicable illnesses, particularly RSV. Hand, foot, and mouth disease came right along with it, tearing through schools and day care centers all summer with unmistakable boils. Strep throat got in on the action too. Instead of dodging diseases, this catch-up...

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Some Covid Links

Dan McLaughlin is dismayed by Associate Justices Stephen Breyer’s and Sonia Sotomayor’s attitude toward unvaccinated workers. A slice: The raw transcript fails to capture the scorn dripping from Breyer’s voice when he said “unvaccinated others.” It is certainly a turn of sorts for the Court’s liberals to argue that it’s acceptable for workplace laws to drive out employees because other people might quit rather than work with them. Just imagine the response if this had been said by a...

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Some Covid Links

Karol Markowicz, writing in the Wall Street Journal, describes the “media variant.” A slice: But when the virus was surging in the South this summer, media figures took a different tone. Covid could be stopped, they insisted, if only those rubes would behave correctly. Florida was a particular target because its governor had ended lockdowns and mandates early and was pushing for schools to stop requiring masks. A typical piece, by CNN’s Chris Cillizza, was titled “ Ron DeSantis ’...

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