[ExI] the science might be wrong

spike at rainier66.com spike at rainier66.com
Fri Dec 18 03:44:54 UTC 2020



We often focus on whether government has the authority to enforce a
lockdown, but that is only part of it.  There is no scientific consensus on
whether lockdowns are effective, and if they are a good idea.  


California has shut down everything and mandated masks whenever one leaves
one's house.  I do ignore that one I freely admit, but compliance is about
70% I would estimate.  Today we had a surge of cases unforeseen to date.
Perhaps the lockdown has caused people to stay indoors more, which I have
long suspected is harmful.  As in New York, we are questioning if the
lockdowns might do more harm than good.


Dr. David Nabarro, World Health Organization's Special Envoy on Covid-19:
".We really do appeal to all the world leaders: stop using lockdown as your
primary control method. Develop better systems for doing it. Work together
and learn from each other, but remember, lockdowns have one consequence that
you must never ever belittle, and that is making poor people an awful lot


So. we might be debating government authority, while the government is
recommending a course which does more harm than good.




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