Covid Implosion

John Anderson interviews Dr Jay Bhattacharya & Gigi Foster

For anyone who belongs to that fast-dwindling cohort of society who ever thought locking society down, and coercing people to take a ‘vaccine’ ‘to protect society’ was a terrific idea, this conversation between ex-Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson and Dr Jay Bhattacharya (Great Barrington Declaration) and Gigi Foster, a NSW economist, is a must watch.

The themes they cover will be familiar to Harrumpfers –

  • The failure, in the early stages, to test for endemicity, and therefore to assess both the true lethality of the virus (many orders of magnitude lower than the prevailing consensus) and the realistic prospects for success of ‘stop the spread’ policy measures (nil, just to be clear);
  • The baleful cost of lockdown on all-cause mortality;
  • The perversity of ‘following the science’;
  • The ‘silly billy effect’, whereby the realisation that a gargantuan mistake has been made leads not to contrition and error-correction, but to ever more counter-scientific measures aimed at buttressing the perverse ratiocination that led to the original error;
  • The wilful disregard of well-established and repurposed treatments for viral respiratory diseases;
  • The abject performance of our publicly-funded broadcasters, who should have been interrogating the consensus, but instead acted as gate-keepers against the intrusion of dissent;
  • The craven ditching of the QALY (Quality-Adjusted Life Year) as a means of evaluating public health measures;
  • The ‘memory-holing’ whereby it’s becoming ever harder to find a lock-down enthusiast in a population that two years ago was replete with passionate believers who bayed for the blood of the granny-killers who questioned the consensus of the ‘experts’.

The list goes on, and includes some issues not aired in Harrumpf, so if this looks like an ‘I told you so’ – well, I did, but only partly, and you should watch the conversation to grasp the full extent of the grotesque parade of public policy error to which we have been subjected.

I’m grateful, too, for one interesting insight made by Foster: “all beneficial innovations were at one point a minority opinion”. Think about it.

Tom Forrester-Paton

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