COVID-19 Re-Opening

The Fickle ‘Science’ of Lockdowns

from The Wall Street Journal,

Experts foresaw before Covid that the strategy would fail. The authorities embraced it anyway.

So why did public-health authorities abandon their opposition to lockdowns? Why did they rush to embrace the untested claims of flawed epidemiological modeling? One answer appears in the Johns Hopkins study from 2019: “Some NPIs, such as travel restrictions and quarantine, might be pursued for social or political purposes by political leaders, rather than pursued because of public health evidence.”

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