Nobel-Prize-Winning Scientist Says Lockdown is a “Huge Mistake”

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Lockdown of the population to slow the spread of COVID-19 was a huge mistake says Prof. Michael Levitt, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and the DeLano Award for Computational Biosciences. This Stanford University Professor is an internationally recognized authority in computer modeling of complex systems. When predictions of millions of coronavirus deaths were released by Professor Neil Ferguson at Imperial College in London, they were seized upon by politicians around the world who already had plans for lockdowns but lacked an excuse with sufficient fear factor to silence objections. Levitt, however, did not remain silent. He responded in academic journals that these projections were not based on sound predictive modeling and were greatly exaggerated. On the topic of quarantines, he said that asking the elderly to stay home may be beneficial for some of them, but doing so for the rest of the population would not reduce the death rate and it would shift the casualties from the elderly to the young. In addition to all this, there is the issue of suffering and hardship caused by paralyzing the economy. Originally posted to the Internet on 2020 May 5. [The video quality of this Internet interview is marred by occasional lip lag and drop out, but the content is extremely important and justifies our tolerance. If you are not interested in a discussion about statistical analyses, you can jump to 11:30 and leave off at 30:58.] Recorded 2020 May 2. Source: UnHerd

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4 Comments

  1. If their goal was to obtain some sort of marxist governance and or culture in the US they sure did shoot themselves in the foot by putting Trump in office.

  2. Don’t you know? The same cabal that has instigated the Marxist insurrection is the same cabal that put Chump in the White House and the same cabal that saw to the funding of the Gain of Function experiments on the bat virus in the Wuhan lab in communist China that is called Covid 19.

    • Yea, that’s why the entire system is trying to destroy him, his family & anyone doing business with him.

      Let’s not be stupid. Anyone who thinks Trump is somehow part of the “system” has flunked Reality 101.

  3. On numerous occasions available antibodies and certain existing medications effective in treating C-19 were reported and, for some reason, treated as hoaxes or otherwise reported as ineffective. Why are these drugs not allowed to be tried on terminal patients? Who is responsible for restricting or preventing use of these potential cures?

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