Back in April, Professor Ioannidis correctly predicted the average infection fatality rate (IFR) as being vastly lower than that being used by Imperial College London and the UK government (and indeed governments world-wide) in the projections used to justify harsh and lengthy lockdowns. On Professor Ioannidis’ calculations, the danger of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to the average human being had been hugely over-estimated. At that time either ignored or excluded as pushing something dangerous that needed to be suppressed, events have proved that Ioannidis was in fact, right on the money. And now that it’s been published by the World Health Organisation, the media’s slanderous presentation of him (and many others of equal standing) as an obscure crank is even more untenable.David Anderson, “John Ioannidis vindicated; WHO now agrees that the median infection fatality rate for SARS-CoV-2 is nothing like Imperial College’s modelling” at More Than Words
Hey, that’s good news. But what about all the people whose lives were turned upside down by the herd of stampeding buffalo otherwise known as our moral and intellectual superiors?
We should talk about that sometime.
By the way, Doug Axe, William M. Briggs, and Jay Richards have a new book out, The Price of Panic: How the Tyranny of Experts Turned a Pandemic into a Catastrophe, on the life costs of all the top-down fear porn. We’ll see if we can find free excerpts.