Lockdown: Where Did ‘The Science’ Come From?

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    Lockdown: Where Did ‘The Science’ Come From?

    In a previouspost, I looked at where ‘The Science’ of community masking came from. Here I’ll do the same thing for lockdowns.

    Asmanylockdownsceptics(includingmyself) have noted, lockdowns represent a radicaldeparturefrom conventional forms of pandemic management. There is no evidence that, before 2020, they were considered an effective way to deal with influenza pandemics.

    In a 2006paper, four leading scientists (including Donald Henderson, who led the effort to eradicate smallpox) examined measures for controlling pandemic influenza. Regarding “large-scale quarantine”, they wrote, “The negative consequences… are so extreme” that this measure “should be eliminated from serious consideration”.

    Likewise, a WHOreportpublished mere months before the COVID-19 pandemic classified “quarantine of exposed individuals” as “not recommended under any circumstances”. The report noted that “there is no obvious rationale for this measure”.

    And we all…

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