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Study: Even a military enforced quarantine can’t stop the virus

The following article was written by Jeffrey Tucker for the American Institute for Economic Research. It was published last November 13, 2020. In this article, Tucker talks about a study conducted by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai and published by the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), which included participants from the Naval Medical […]

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Global Is a lockdown necessary?

It’s time for an alternative to lockdown

The following article was written by Dr. Jay Bhattacharya for The Spectator. He says, “We should, in moments of crisis, be open to ideas about how best to handle it”. He says these words in the wake of various criticisms against The Great Barrington Declaration which he co-authors. He says that the proposal of the […]

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Global Is a lockdown necessary?

How Finland and Norway proved Sweden’s COVID approach works

In this article for the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), Jonathan Miltimore reveals to us that Sweden is not the only country in the world that has imposed a laissez faire approach to COVID-19. Using the Stringency Index developed by Our World In Data, Miltimore shows us that Norway and Finland, neighbors of Sweden which […]

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Is a lockdown necessary? Lessons learned

New study: Stringency of measures to fight pandemic, lockdowns, no effect on death rate

The following is an original article published by the Frontiers in Public Health last November 19, 2020. It was written by Quentin De Larochelambert, Andy Marc, Juliana Antero, Eric Le Bourg, and Jean-François Toussaint. The researchers performed statistical analysis to determine the potential associations between COVID-19 mortality in the first 8 months of 2020 and […]

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Is a lockdown necessary? Lessons learned

Lockdowns: An illusion of control

In this October 22, 2020 article, J.B. Handley shows that there is no logic to the imposition of any coronavirus restriction. Using real-world data about the coronavirus, he shows to us that lockdowns have made no impact in terms of preventing deaths due to the virus. Handley says, “suffering from the illusion of control, some […]

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Recovery UK campaigns against COVID hysteria

A group called Recovery UK has launched a campaign to put an end to the UK government’s panic-driven policies and to call for a rational, balanced response. The group writes down five demands which they think are crucial to leading UK out of the COVID-19 crisis and into a better future.  Here are their five demands:  (1) […]

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Global and Local Developments Is a lockdown necessary?

The wrong assumptions pushing countries into a second lockdown

In this article for The Telegraph Alexandra Phillips reveals the illogical thinking behind the call for a second lockdown in the UK. First, Phillips shows us that the new model developed by the Cambridge University used to project the impact of the SARS-CoV-2 is based on incorrect assumptions. Next, Phillips slams the model for utilizing […]

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Economic Is a lockdown necessary?

Philippines’ economic team: No more lockdowns

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said on Monday, October 12, 2020 said that the Philippines cannot revert to stringent lockdowns if it wants to save jobs and lift people out of poverty post-pandemic. Editor’s Note: While we welcome statements like this from our government officials, we must be clear that the lifting of lockdowns is […]

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WHO no longer supports lockdowns

In an interview with The Spectator last October 9, 2020, Dr. David Nabarro, World Health Organization (WHO) special envoy on COVID-19 said: “We in the World Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as the primary means of control of this virus…The only time we believe a lockdown is justified is to buy you time to […]

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New Study: Nearly all coronavirus transmission occur indoors

A new report by Agence France-Presse (AFP) republished by the Philippine Daily Inquirer shows that almost all documented coronavirus transmissions have occurred indoors. The author of the study, Mike Weed, a professor and researcher at Canterbury Christ Church University told AFP: “There were virtually no cases we could identify that took place in sort of […]