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Is it really that deadly? Is a lockdown necessary?

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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Is a lockdown necessary?

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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Is a lockdown necessary? How extensive is the pandemic?

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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Is a lockdown necessary? Global

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 […]

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Is a lockdown necessary? Global

Johan Giesecke: Why lockdowns are the wrong approach

In this May 17, 2020 interview with RNZ, Johan Giesecke, physician and professor emeritus at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, offers a clear explanation of the Swedish approach, their bases for their decision, as well as the future advantages their approach offers.  Editor’s Note: We cite this article here despite its age because some countries are still […]

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Is a lockdown necessary? Global

French study shows children don’t spread the coronavirus

A study of 1,340 people in Crepy-en-Valois, a French town northeast of Paris, researchers from the Institut Pasteur confirmed that children experience fewer symptoms of the coronavirus and they appear to be less contagious than adults.  The researchers also found that 61% of parents of infected kids had the coronavirus while 7% of parents tested […]

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Global Is a lockdown necessary? Societal

Black Lives Matter protests did not lead to spike in coronavirus cases

When Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests erupted around the world, many waited in fear for the eventual surge of COVID-19 infections. But a paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) has found that the protests did not reignite growth of coronavirus infections.  The analysis also discovered that while the protest increased the […]

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Is a lockdown necessary? Global

No surge in coronavirus cases after Europe reopened

In this article for The Washington Post, authors Chico Harlan, Loveday Morris, Michael Birnbaum, and Stefano Pitrelli say that coronavirus cases in Europe remains controlled even as a majority of countries in the continent have reopened. The authors also look at the various theories which attempt to explain the decline in case numbers.  Some of the possible […]

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Is a lockdown necessary? Global

In-person learning must resume as soon as possible

In this article for Independent Women’s Forum, author Jennifer Braceras collated data from various studies on children and COVID-19.  The data shows that school closures presents children with a considerable risk for a multitude of physical, emotional, and social harms. These risks far outweigh the risk of contracting and spreading the coronavirus. Moreover, the data shows […]