Some Covid Links

(Don Boudreaux)

Here’s Will Jones:

No surge as schools open in the UK, no surge as Texas throws off restrictions, free states like Florida and Georgia doing no worse than lockdown states – is anyone in Government watching the real world or are they too busy gawping at the curves of Neil Ferguson’s latest model?

Lucy Johnston documents the reality of the climate of fear that stymies scientific discussion and analyses of Covid-19.

Ross Clark is correct: “Vaccines were supposed to liberate us, not expand the surveillance state.” Two slices:

What on Earth is going on? We’re being treated like donkeys. The carrot of freedom is dangled in front of us, but it never gets closer. No matter how obediently we stay at home, nor how many of us turn out for our jabs (the vaccination rate [in the U.K.] is well over 90 percent in the age groups which have been offered it yet), there is always some pretext for keeping society closed down.

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Covid has destroyed the livelihoods of many people, and has created huge opportunities for others – vested interests who have every incentive to push for restrictions to be kept in place for the long term. Using technology to control the population has become big business, and Covid has presented it with a prime opportunity.

Omar S. Khan decries Covid fascism. Several slices:

And it is hard to take heart from anywhere. US States that have thrown off the yoke of COVID “autocracy” are flourishing comparatively. Infections (“positive tests”) in Texas post removal of their mask mandate roughly a fortnight back, have plunged by roughly 29%. But too much of the US is still in a fact-free delirium. The UK is a true basket case, and the slippery slope from proud liberalism to crotchety authoritarianism has been depressing, not to mention shocking. The fact that excess deaths are again below a 5-year average seems irrelevant, the depth of economic devastation is just ignored.

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And in New Zealand hospitals are close to collapse with overflow (COVID is not blamed, though much of it comes from issues of related access we are told), and their economy is looking forward to a double-dip recession. Being a poster child of draconian probity may need to come with various warning labels.

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In California, much of Britain, and other cuckoo land jurisdictions, fines are slapped on for being “out” in the “wrong” zip code, penalties are assessed for gathering in larger than prescribed numbers (ten or something “colossal” like that). In “open” schools students sometimes get one day to play outdoors overseen by “educational” storm troopers, meaning penal environments are more humane in terms of daily exercise and fresh air.

Again, let us recall, this is a viral strain that most people don’t even know they had and virtually everybody recovers from, and for which now, for better or worse, there are also vaccines!

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Neil Ferguson has never had an accurate pandemic prediction we know of and has no medical background to make any of his prognostications unduly authoritative, and he has been catastrophically wrong this time. But his “SAGE” (all the world’s a stage for silly data-free predictions), still holds the British government apparently spellbound.

And the fickle medical chameleon in the US, Fauci, who is a true contortionist, having held virtually every view (no masks/masks, no asymptomatic spread/asymptomatic spread, no lockdown/lockdown, and many other dizzying gyrations), joins his unsavory cohorts listed here, in being the recipient of massive funding, as long as those views continue to flatter the interests of big Pharma and big Tech. Dissenters, far more eminent researchers in the field are, as mentioned above, reputationally attacked, slandered, and undermined.

Charles Oliver reports another of the countless instances of the inhumanity uncorked by Covid Derangement Syndrome.

Phil Magness reports more evidence of the tyrannical mindset fueled by Covid Derangement Syndrome: Twitter is now removing posts from Harvard Medical School professor Martin Kulldorff – posts that challenge claims made by Anthony Fauci. Take a look:

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