EDITOR’S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis): A former NY Times reporter, Alex Berenson, during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, has vocally argued that people and the media were overestimating the risk of the new virus, that it posed little risk to young Americans, and that it was being used as a cover for government overreach. His claims had been disputed by critics but recently facts have come to the surface that prove his points… When government affiliated doctors issue an “edict” that participation in crowded protests is not creating great risk of a new wave, then the “lockdown side” has negated their whole argument…
By Alex Berenson
1/ This panic is likely to prove even more embarrassing than previous panics. Here’s why: the media is both confused and conflating several different data points in an effort to stir hysteria. (Stop me if you’ve heard this before.)
What do I mean?
5/ Now, in some of these states COVID-related hospitalizations have also risen (though they make up a tiny fraction of overall hospitalizations). Scary, right?
No. When people go to the hospital for elective surgeries they are now routinely tested for COVID…
9/ And the fact that deaths no longer seem to have any relationship to case counts in many states (true even accounting for the fact that deaths lag).
The question you should be asking yourself: why aren’t Europe and Asia seeing post-lockdown spikes if this trend is real?