April 7, 2020

Governments are extending coronavirus impacts while wrecking the economy. Herd immunity, not social distancing, is how to deal with an airborne respiratory virus.

Once again, political authority is the wrong tool for the job and bureaucratic incompetence is only exacerbating problems.

There is a reason the United States Constitution never delegated authority for politicians to interfere in medicine, health care, or insurance.

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Dr. Knut Wittkowski, former head of The Rockefeller University's Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design, says that social distancing and lockdown is the absolutely worst way to deal with an airborne respiratory virus.

Professor Wittkowski urges that the schools be open now, so that the virus may spread harmlessly among the young, and thus shorten the amount of time the elderly and immune-compromised must be sequestered. Our current course, he warns, will only prolong the crisis and likely guarantee a “second wave” of infections in the Fall.

Further, he offers data to show that China and South Korea had already reached their peak number of cases when they instituted their containment measures. In other words, nature had already achieved, or nearly achieved, herd immunity.

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