“The science evolves” is the excuse we’re given whenever Dr. Fauci or his followers are shown to have been inconsistent over time.
The science keeps evolving, all right — it keeps evolving into exactly what the rest of us had been saying a year earlier. (Thanks to Clifton Duncan for this brilliant formulation.)
So how’s the “science” on lockdowns going?
A Johns Hopkins University meta-analysis of several studies finds COVID mortality to have been reduced a mere 0.2 percent by lockdowns, a trivial amount more than made up for by the deaths and misery caused by lockdowns themselves.
And in fact the authors acknowledge the various harms to society caused by lockdowns:
“Lockdowns during the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic have had devastating effects. They have contributed to reducing economic activity, raising unemployment, reducing schooling, causing political unrest, contributing to domestic violence, and undermining liberal democracy. These costs to society must be compared to the benefits of lockdowns, which our meta-analysis has shown are marginal at best.
“Such a standard benefit-cost calculation leads to a strong conclusion: lockdowns should be rejected out of hand as a pandemic policy instrument.”
This material about lockdowns reminds me of the time I had a video removed from two major platforms in part because I denied the value of lockdowns.
We’ve seen major platforms silence people with dissident views on a fairly regular basis.
One exception to this rule, though, has been podcasting. For the most part, podcasters like me have been able to say what they want, and podcast platforms haven’t taken their material down.
So I’ve been able to speak my mind, and even though YouTube has punished me a few times, I’ve been fine. Most of my listeners don’t consume my content on YouTube anyway.
Will this podcast exception last, though?
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