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Is a lockdown necessary? Global

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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Is a lockdown necessary? Global

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-Fran├žois 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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Is a lockdown necessary? Global and Local Developments

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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Is a lockdown necessary? Economic

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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Is a lockdown necessary? Lessons learned

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 […]

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Is a lockdown necessary? Collective Actions

Legal experts plan to sue WHO, governments for crimes against humanity

The following article by Jay Greenberg is an introduction to the 49-minute video recorded by Dr. Reiner Fuellmich, lawyer of the Ausserparlamentarischer Corona Untersuchungsausschuss (ACU) [also read 500 German doctors and scientists form organization to investigate global coronavirus response]. As a result of ACU’s investigation, the organization will pioneer a class action suit against WHO, […]