This week columnist Veronique de Rugy noted, “Newspapers brim daily with scary headlines alarming us of any risk that it (COVID) might pose, no matter how minor or remote.”
So true. A daily onslaught of news about the destruction of COVID has worked, wiping away strength, courage, and a desire to secure civil liberties. Here in Franklin one chat site is dominated by a loony Grim Reaper completely obsessed with hustling fear and anxiety. Certainly not a credible source, though he’s suckered lots of naive folks.
Who do you trust? Forget flip-flopping Fauci. How about a true expert.
Jay Bhattacharya is a Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, where he received both an M.D. and a Ph.D. in economics. He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economics Research, a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and director of the Stanford Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging. A co-author of the Great Barrington Declaration, his research has been published in economics, statistics, legal, medical, public health, and health policy journals.
From Imprimis, a publication of Hillsdale College:
The following is adapted from a panel presentation on October 9, 2020, in Omaha, Nebraska, at a Hillsdale College Free Market Forum.
My goal today is, first, to present the facts about how deadly COVID-19 actually is; second, to present the facts about who is at risk from COVID; third, to present some facts about how deadly the widespread lockdowns have been; and fourth, to recommend a shift in public policy.
A lengthy but extremely thoughtful, insightful, educational read unlike the hysteria that permeates the media.
Please take the time to read.