Deaths For Any Reason

BBC
World Health Organisation. Take note of the variation in Y-axis ranges

A Way Out?

There is a tiny positive within all of this recent madness. The rational, sceptic point of view is slowly emerging from the dust storm. The brightest glimmer of hope comes from what’s known as the Great Barrington Declaration, the work of a courageous group of eminent scientists, highly respected within the world of epidemiology and public health, from institutions including the universities of Cambridge and Stanford — one’s nose should not be upturned. They posit that the cure, lockdown, is worse than the disease and put forward a more targeted approach known as Focused Protection. In a nutshell, it proposes that the most vulnerable in the community are shielded whilst the rest of the population (who are orders of magnitude more resistant to serious illness or death) go back to some sort of normality. This would open the road to achieving natural herd immunity, save the livelihoods of billions of people worldwide and in the long-term, save the lives of millions. Please check out the declaration here.

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Seán Rickard

Seán Rickard

Classical liberal stoic learning how to be happy.