There was genuine fear at the beginning but the COVID-19 response is now political.
Nothing at the beginning of the epidemic justified the subsequent reaction.
The community suffered from ascertainment bias: hospitals saw the worst form of the virus so they thought we were dealing with a big problem.
Lockdown means people will be getting nastier versions of the virus.
We implemented a policy of enormous magnitude without considering the implications. This goes against the most fundamental principle of medicine.
A significant number of the excess deaths are not victims of COVID-19 but of the lockdown. More than half of the deaths may be found due to other causes.
The response of the authorities and media has made it impossible to understand what was going on.
Our huge and emotional overreaction has caused more harm.
Years of life lost is a more important metric than the number of deaths.
Most people working in the NHS wouldn’t speak out about these things.
There were two types of journalism during the epidemic: investigative journalism and illustrative journalism (propaganda). Most of the mainstream media were engaged in propaganda and ended up frightening the people and the government. They need to take their share of the responsibility of the damage caused.
COVID-19 is nowhere near as bad as previous epidemics.
The medical establishment should have been speaking out since the beginning of the lockdown. The evidence was pretty clear, pretty quickly.
Vaccine is a red herring because it’s unlikely we’re going to have one. The Common Cold Research Institute spent 43 years trying to make a vaccine for the common cold and didn’t manage it.
Track and Trace is extremely worrying and not thought-through with its implications for a Big Brother society. None of it makes sense.
Social distancing is nonsense. Vulnerable people should be given information and allowed to make their own decisions.
The NHS is there to protect us. That’s what we pay our taxes for.
Young people are being thrown in the scrapheap for a disease that isn’t going to affect them.
As you get older, your immune system starts to ‘forget’ diseases you’ve already had. That’s why older people are more susceptible to getting sick.
We can say with absolute certainty that there is no overwhelming risk. It’s wrong to say the opposite.
Many doctors are smart but don’t have a huge amount of time to question things. Most doctors get their information in the same way most people do and unfortunately that information has been very biased. The science has moved on but the narrative has not.
The media was responsible for amplifying the fear about something they didn’t know about.
Models are useful scientifically when you have an understanding of something but they’re very bad at predicting outcomes. The government should have known this because we’ve have many examples of models and resulting policies being spectacularly wrong.
Politicians have forgotten that leadership is not about telling people what they want to hear. Where is the criticism of the narrative?
There is no evidence that lockdown has had any effect except in modelling. The evidence show that the lockdown plays out in similar way.
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