If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to watch a physicist try to explain quantum mechanics to a room full of delinquent kindergartners, we finally have a pretty good idea.
Most of our readers probably already know that Trump appointed Dr. Scott Atlas of Stanford University’s prestigious Hoover Institution to his COVID-19 task force last month.
As I noted when the good news broke:
Dr. Atlas is one of the thousands of medical experts the Democrats and their media enablers don’t want you to know about who’ve been trying to put the breaks on the suicidal, anti-science response to COVID-19 they’ve conned us into following.
Way back in April, Dr. Atlas tried to save America from the deadly quack medicine we were convinced to guzzle down like a junkie who’s stumbled on a gallon jug of cough syrup in an op-ed titled:
The Data Is in — Stop the Panic and End the Total Isolation.
He explained five facts that were already apparent a month after lockdowns started and some of which should have prevented anyone from ever even suggesting the heretofore unheard-of lunacy.
Fact 1:The overwhelming majority of people do not have any significant risk of dying from COVID-19. Fact 2: Protecting the older, at-risk population would have been sufficient to prevent hospital overcrowding, (which it turns out was never a danger anyway). Fact 3: Total isolation policies, if effective, PREVENT vital herd immunity and, hence, only PROLONG the problem. Fact 4: People are dying because medical care for other ailments was shut down due to hypothetical COVID-19 fatality projections (that were produced by a guy with a history of massively inflated projections and, predictably, turned out to be total garbage). Fact 5: We have a clearly defined population at risk who could’ve been better protected by adopting targeted measures. In May, Dr. Atlas tried to get the word out that the useless untargeted measures inflicted on us instead are going to kill far more people than even the most exaggerated projections about the virus’s death toll used to con us into accepting them.
Dr. Scott Atlas says lock-down policy “is killing people” and “there’s no science whatsoever to” -keep K-12 schools closed -require kids wear masks & social distance -close summer programs He adds death/serious illness is nearly zero in people under 18. https://t.co/zglMKOv4a5
— Kari Lake (@KariLakeFox10) May 25, 2020