Day: January 8, 2021

Free Lunch in Shijiazhuang

A Year After Wuhan, China Locks Down Another City of 11 Million People to Ensure We Get a Free Lunch

This time around, some public health experts in China said the reemergence of the virus in Shijiazhuang was detected too late, with rural areas a weak link in epidemic prevention and control. Feng Zijian, deputy director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, told state broadcaster CCTV that the surging caseload suggested that the virus had been “spreading quietly for a while.” READ MORE

Skeptics Needed

We Need Skepticism (Not Free Lunch?) More Than Ever

Look at the hysterical criticism leveled at the authors of the lockdown-questioning Great Barrington Declaration, and lockdown-sceptical individuals, such as Sunetra Gupta, a professor of theoretical epidemiology at the University of Oxford University. They have been personally and professionally maligned, and, more troubling still, their critics want them removed from the public sphere. This has all the characteristics of a modern high-tech witch-hunt. Of course, no one’s talking about burning or drowning the skeptical. But the cultural and academic establishment does seem to want skeptics removed from public life. Especially skeptical scientists. READ MORE

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