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By Patrick Van Roy On October 12th, 2020

The Growing Push-back

There are three reasons the Great Barrington Declaration has generated so much enthusiastic support in such a short period.

First, three authors of the statement are among the leading epidemiologists in the world: Dr. Martin Kulldorff, a professor of medicine at Harvard University, a biostatistician, and epidemiologist; Dr. Sunetra Gupta, a professor at Oxford University, an epidemiologist with expertise in immunology, vaccine development, and mathematical modeling of infectious diseases; and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a professor at Stanford University Medical School, a physician, epidemiologist, health economist, and public health policy expert focusing on infectious diseases and vulnerable populations.

Second, the Great Barrington Declaration reaffirmed what some experts and the general public have been saying for months about the downsides of lockdown policies. Back in June, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a strongly worded statement, urging states to reopen schools and having children physically present in schools. It cites “mountains of evidence” that the transmission rate, infection rate, and death rate of COVID-19 among young children have been extremely low.

In addition, the long term harm of remote and disrupted learning and keeping children and adolescents from physically being in schools is severe, including learning loss, increasing physical or sexual abuse, and other emotional and health issues such as depression and suicidal ideation. All demographics of children and adolescents have suffered, but those from low-income families and those with learning disabilities have suffered the worst.

6 Responses to “Lockdowns”

  1. Happy Thanks Giving every one

  2. is it Thanks Giving…… well then Happy Thanks Giving every one

  3. happy thanksgiving , i’m having fun watching trump descend into madness
    with increasingly bizarre, and berserk meltdowns

    just today on twitter this:

    Things that Donald Trump has tweeted so far this morning: “California is going to hell” – “New York has gone to hell” – “Illinois has no place to go” – “Dumb leadership fools” – “Put these animals in jail” –“Rigged” – “Parasite” –“Sad isn’t it?” – “Sick people” – “DEPRESSION”

    someone please defend this Pat/petem/allan charles ?
    I need a belly -laugh , thanks 😉

  4. Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian pals.

  5. Heshy Tischhler

    Four days after leading a violent mob against a journalist in clear view of NYPD officers, Heshy Tischler, the right-wing radio host and City Council candidate, was arrested by police outside his Borough Park home on Sunday night.

    Tischler was charged with unlawful imprisonment and inciting a riot in connection with the assault of Hasidic journalist Jacob Kornbluh on October 7th, police said. Shortly after his arrest, Tischler’s ultra-Orthodox supporters gathered outside Kornbluh’s home, waving Trump flags and threatening him until the early hours of Monday morning.

    Tischler, an outspoken Trump supporter and coronavirus denialist, has commanded the community’s bubbling rage over Governor Andrew Cuomo’s renewed lockdown measures, leading a string of protests that have erupted in violence against bystanders and journalists.

    Within minutes of his arrest on Sunday, a post from Tischler’s Twitter account revealed Kornbluh’s address. Video shows hundreds of people gathered in the street and attempting to storm the building. A friend of Kornbluh’s said the group stayed until 2 a.m.

  6. The Great Barrington Decalaration is so welcome. We can read it now too:


    Until today Google suppressed it. The GBD site simply wasn’t listed. Google are filthy communists.