South Africa’s State of Disaster has provided the legal air cover for what has surely been the worst public health policy in history. We managed to achieve, simultaneously, among the world’s worst age-based Covid mortality, the deepest and most permanent economic damage,... 1/6
... & the most corruption along the way. The eschewing of pre-Covid science, modelling atrocities, pseudoscientific school closures & mask mandates, testing orgies & service denial that have featured in other countries’ embarrassments were present, but we added local colour. 2/6
We threw in bans on sales of online products, open-toed shoes, hot chickens, t-shirts (other than as undergarments!); shambolic data; alcohol & cigarette bans that saw illegal industries mushroom overnight; and race-based financial assistance. 3/6
Our 245-day lockdown has caused such damage to our developing economy, plunging so many into poverty & curtailing so many basic public health & education efforts, that a decade of incremental mortality is certain to overshadow the relatively minor threat posed by the virus. 4/6
All of this has occurred under the approving eye of the @WHO. Local scientists we might have relied upon in more sensible times whipped up fear with the nonsense of deadly second waves, Long Covid, and asymptomatic spread. 5/6
Private actions against irrational states will be crucial to the restoration of democratic process worldwide and to preventing such atrocities from occurring ever again. PANDA (@PanData19) is happy to support @DearSA_national in its efforts. Please join hands with us. 6/6

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30 Nov
What is @PanData19's agenda? It's well framed by our basic tenets on lockdown:

1. Lockdowns run contrary to pre-Covid science, which consistently advised against quarantining the healthy under any circumstances, particularly because they entail devastating collateral damage.
2. Basic epidemiology predicts that, in the face of age-graduated mortality, which Covid demonstrates, general lockdown will cause worse mortality outcomes than doing nothing, which will in turn be worse than focused protection, advocated by the Great Barrington Declaration.
3. It is therefore not surprising to find in the data that lockdown stringency is not associated with reduced Covid mortality.

4. Sustaining a policy that negates pre-Covid science and the emergent experience, and which entails phenomenal collateral damage, is madness.
Read 7 tweets
20 Nov
The claptrap has scaled new heights. Few can forget the farce of the @WHO’s 8 June reversal on cloth mask effectiveness. This was unaccompanied by any evidence and occurred on the same day that the @WHO’s Chief Scientist, … 1/12…
… Maria van Kerkhove, confessed that asymptomatic transmission was very rare, in the process invalidating the entire point of mask mandates. The WHO went short science & long politics, forcing poor Maria to say that asymptomatic transmission was common—in models, of course! 2/12
Now, five months later and @hans_kluge, Regional Director of WHO Europe, raises the bar, saying 95% mask-wearing would be as effective as lockdown, on the same day that the 1st randomized control trial on masks revealed no significant benefit. 3/12…
Read 12 tweets
20 Nov
“Don’t increase the amount of testing. It is a pathology all of its own and must be stamped out be right-thinking people.” Quite right, @MichaelYeadon3.
Youtube deleted the video. Here's a Facebook link. I recommend this highly. As you listen, contemplate why this would contradict any editorial policy. People need to wake up from this catatonic drift into tyranny.…
And here's a bit chute link.…
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19 Nov
Strange days. No word of a lie here, and the attack came from those “follow the science” types too.
If you believe in “the science”, “consensus science” or the existence of “scientific authorities”, you don’t believe in science or even know what it is or how it works.
You are also condemned to being unable to spot when your pet dogmas are refuted by reality, and prone to resort to name-calling and ad hominem attack. If you’ve ever used the term “Covid denier” or “Covidiot”, I’m talking about you.
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7 Nov
Replies to @mlipsitch: I listened to your exchange with Prof. Jay Bhattacharya regarding the Great Barrington Declaration. You're operating under several delusions. 1/12
There is no signal in the data that lockdowns do anything significant to reduce spread. Mortality rates are uncorrelated with stringency and second derivative death curves show no regime change. 2/12
Even if they worked, general lockdowns shift the burden onto the vulnerable because they reduce the mobility of the non-vulnerable disproportionately, putting the vulnerable at the “front of the bus”. 3/12
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24 Oct
The Covid Narrative has many elements. Every single one is bogus. Have a look at it:

“There’s a DEADLY NEW VIRUS that causes a serious disease to which we are ALL SUSCEPTIBLE. All immunity vanishes, so even if you’re lucky enough to recover, you can catch it and GET SICK AGAIN and it has exceptional LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES.”

“Only LOCKDOWNS AND MASKS CAN SAVE US until we have a vaccine. We should rush that VACCINE and make it mandatory. HERD IMMUNITY IS A STRATEGY, held only by evil people who want to ‘LET IT RIP’ and who don’t see that we need a GREAT RESET.”

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