The Great Barrington Declaration

“Great Barrington Declaration: “Schools and universities should be open for in-person teaching. Extracurricular activities, such as sports, should be resumed. Young low-risk adults should work normally, rather than from home. Restaurants and other businesses should open.”

“The lockdowns of society and the cold stop of the world’s economy in the face of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) represents a huge mistake, argue some prestigious scientists in the world of epidemiology. The Great Barrington Declaration, released last week by scientists who argue that most of us should return to our pre-COVID ways of life, has generated a lot of attention and controversy.

“The declaration is spearheaded by some heavy hitters in the scientific community including Martin Kulldorff, PhD, an epidemiologist at Harvard University, Sunetra Gupta, PhD, an epidemiologist at Oxford University, and Jay Bhattacharya, MD, PhD, a public health policy expert and a professor at Stanford University.

“One of the arguments put forth by the three and about 35 cosigners amounts to saying that the cure has been worse than the disease for society as a whole.”

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Here is the link to the Great Barrington Declaration, where you can read the entire text and sign the declaration, if you agree with it.

At this moment (October 14, 2020 @ 3:49 P.M. (EST), the declaration has been signed by:

  • 9,609 medical and public health scientists
  • 25,507 medical doctors
  • 455.177 concerned citizens

Earlier today, the ICT (Infection Control Today) website published a balanced paper discussing the Great Barrington Declaration, showing its good and bad sides.

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