Dr. Scott Atlas demolishes Joe Biden’s COVID lockdown claim


from WND:

11,000 epidemiologists, scientists back White House adviser

When Joe Biden claimed “no serious” doctor agrees with Dr. Scott Atlas’ coronavirus strategy of loosening coronavirus restrictions for the healthy while protecting the vulnerable, the White House coronavirus adviser got the last word.

CBS News anchor Norah O’Donnell noted to Biden that Atlas is “advocating young people go about their business and older people sequester.”

“Nobody thinks he makes any sense,” Biden responded in the Oct. 25 “60 Minutes” interview. “Nobody. No serious doc around the world.”

“‘NOBODY!’ Ummm … tell that to the 11,000+ (so far) epidemiologists and ID scientists from Harvard, Stanford, Oxford etc. who aligned with this. Boy, those Flat Earthers sure don’t give up,” he wrote.

Atlas was referring to The Great Barrington Declaration, launched earlier this month.

As WND reported, the petition organized by professors Dr. Martin Kulldorff of Harvard, Dr. Sunetra Gupta of Oxford and Dr. Jayanta Bhattacharya of Stanford states that as “infectious disease epidemiologists and public health scientists we have grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies, and recommend an approach we call Focused Protection.”

Atlas shot back in a tweet, the Washington Examiner reported.

A recent study published in the British Medical Journal found the sweeping lockdowns lead to more COVID-19 deaths and a prolonging of the pandemic than if the government were to let herd immunity build up in young populations, the National Post of Canada reported.

The researchers did a a reanalysis of data modeling used by the U.K. government as guidance for implementing blanket lockdowns.

They concluded that that while strict public health measures bring cases down, the number of deaths rise in the long run.

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