The side effects of the lockdowns keep getting harder to ignore.
Dr. Brian Stauffer is head of cardiology at Denver Health. He and his colleagues wanted to figure out why the number of people arriving at the hospital suffering from cardiac arrest had plummeted in recent months.
Surely, dear reader, you know where this is going.
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Oh, but “listen to the science,” everybody!
According to the “listen to the science” crowd, “science” demands lockdowns. Apart from the zero connection between lockdowns and health outcomes, the bigger issue is this: “science” doesn’t tell you how you should decide between pouring all resources into COVID-19 while leaving horrific wreckage — including massive loss of life — everywhere else.
It is rank superstition to think “the science” could possibly — or is even intended to — answer a question like this.
Science can inform our decision-making, naturally, but it obviously can’t tell us what we should value or how we should prioritize our various goals.
Not to mention: these days “the science” seems to be all about pretending there are no trade-offs, no competing goals.
Yesterday I wrote to you about the schools, and the day before that about the massive spike in suicidal ideation among the youth.
The wreckage keeps piling up, and our leaders obviously have no idea what the endgame is.
What else can we do after all this fact-free nonsense except live, and ignore these people as much as we can?
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