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Is a lockdown necessary? Is it really that deadly?

Top German virologist says we can beat coronavirus without lockdowns

In an interview with The Telegraph, Professor Hendrick Streeck, director of Germany’s Institute of Virology at Bonn University says, “It is time to stop all this alarmism. We can outsmart the virus using all our knowledge”. Meanwhile, as several politicians in Europe renew the call for lockdowns in the face of increasing SARS-CoV-2 infection. Streeck […]

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New Study: Lockdowns ten times more deadly than SARS-CoV-2

A groundbreaking new study by Revolver News concludes that COVID lockdowns are ten times more deadly than the actual virus, in terms of the years of life lost by American citizens. The study utilizes economic studies on the health impacts of unemployment in calculating how many years of will have been lost due to lockdowns […]

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Is a lockdown necessary? Lessons learned

Mark Woolhouse: UK lockdown a monumental mistake

In an interview with Express health editor Lucy Johnston, Mark Woolhouse, professor of infectious disease and member of the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behaviours which advises the UK government’s pandemic response, said that the lockdown was a panic measure and has been a monumental mistake on a global scale.  Woolhouse said that the cure was worse […]

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Top WHO official warns Europe against return to national lockdowns

In an exclusive interview with The Telegraph, Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, lead of WHO’s pandemic response team, warned against the reimposition of national lockdowns in Europe. Instead, she suggested the use of “tailored, specific, and localized” approaches to contain new clusters of infections.  On lockdowns, Kerkhove says that this approach was not recommended by the WHO, […]

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Study: lockdowns, border closures, and testing had no impact on COVID-19 mortality

A study published by The Lancet last July 21, 2020, which utilized country level data of the top 50 countries with the highest COVID cases, showed that rapid border closures, full lockdowns, and widespread testing were did not reduce COVID-19 mortality. Moreover, it found that increased mortality per million was significantly associated with high obesity prevalence and […]

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Finally, a clear, concise, dissenting voice in mainsteam media is heard

The following is a 4-minute video of Sky News host Alan Jones slamming the dictatorial strategy adopted by Australia in its fight against the coronavirus. Jones says that Australians are sick and tired of the climate of fear and alarmism promoted by politicians. He then proceeds to cite the various evidences showing that lockdowns do […]

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Michael Levitt: COVID-19 is a wake up call to young people, it is time to decide what is important

In this interview with Zenobia Lloyd for The Stanford Daily, Michael Levitt relates how he studied COVID-19 in order to make accurate predictions about its outcome. Levitt explains the statistical methodology he used to monitor the virus’ behavior and what knowledge about the virus he feels could been utilized for government policies to curb deaths. Levitt […]

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Is a lockdown necessary? Approaches of different countries

Sweden’s COVID death rate now lower than Spain, Italy, and UK despite no lockdown approach

Data from Sweden is showing a downward trend in new cases and new deaths, says Soo Kim in this report written for Newsweek last August 3, 2020.  Compared to UK, Spain, and Italy, three of the worst hit countries in Europe, Sweden’s death rate per 100,000 people is lower, at 56.40. Meanwhile, UK reported a death rate […]

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The COVID-19 curve has been flattened: Why aren’t all lockdowns lifted?

When lockdowns were first implemented in March 2020, the goal was to flatten the curve – to give health care systems some time to prepare for the onslaught of COVID-19. Now four months into the pandemic, the ”flatten the curve” narrative has changed. Even as death tolls decline, media outlets continue to make doomsday predictions, […]

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Expert panel recommends reopening of schools for young children and children with special needs

A new report released by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) recommends that younger children and those with special needs attend school in person.  For these scientists and educators, in-person learning for younger children must be prioritized as online learning is ineffective for their needs.  The NASEM is the second panel of experts to […]