John Gibson, Professor of Economics, teaches at the University of Waikato. He previously taught at the University of Canterbury and Williams College, was a research visitor at the Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford and is an Associate Researcher at the LICOS Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance at KU Leuven. He received his PhD from Stanford University and has since worked around the world in countries like Cambodia, China, India, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tonga, Vanuatu, and Vietnam. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and a Distinguished Fellow of the New Zealand Association of Economists and of the Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
Professor Gibson wrote this excellent article on the futility and harm of “lockdown” as a public health intervention of any merit. Which of course, as everyone knows, it is not. The best cherry pick from Lockdown Again, though there are many, is probably this:
- Contrary to fear mongering, Delta variant is less lethal than earlier variants.
Becoming more infectious is not the same as becoming more lethal. It is usually the opposite as anyone who studied Virology 101 knows. Delta is no exception. Neither will the pre-named future variants of Sigma, Lambda, Mu et al, be. Stop fearing the variants.
Responding to fear mongering is becoming a permanent feature for those working in the arena of infectious diseases who have not yet been entirely captured by our global powerbrokers and their meteoric rise. On 8 September 2021 the Australian and New Zealand Paediatric Infectious Disease Group (ANZPID) issued a statement in response to fears from media reports of hundreds of Australian children “hospitalised with Delta”. Many of these hospitalisations were for social reasons, particularly ill parents unable to care for children, so hospitalisation statistics do not provide a good marker of severity. Although one death was recorded, the child in question was a 15yo boy being treated for bacterial meningitis.
Similar position statements have been announced elsewhere, for example the UK in June 2021 following dishonest reports of paediatric wards being overwhelmed:
The health of children across the globe is threatened in irreparable ways by the harm of this mainstream consensus narrative of fear mongering which serves to maintain support for lockdown policies. Childhood vaccination programs are halted; Measles and other outbreaks are being reported; nutrition programs are halted; famine is establishing itself across the world; schooling is halted except for the tiny minority with access to internet and computers; levels of child abuse and human trafficking are high whilst reports and protective services are halted; treatments for other conditions are halted. All in the name of “public health”!
Lockdown policy is a crime against humanity. Eventually everyone will claim to have never supported it. Much as the whole of German society was innocent to any wrongdoing once 1945 rolled around.
An International Covid Summit was held from 12 to 14 September in Rome, Italy, recordings of which should be available soon. “We brought the A Team of physicians and medical scientists from around the world together. We all see what’s going on. And we’re in this pivotal moment within society right now, a kind of 1776 moment of ‘this is time to fight for the patients and for freedom’. Let doctors be doctors. Let scientists be scientists. Not be beholden to big systems that are costing patients their lives by witholding safe, effective, early treatments.” ~ Dr Ryan Cole
Meanwhile the Gates Foundation plan to reach “the final solution“, to vaccinate the whole globe with what are showing themselves to be less than effective, less than safe substances, marches on unimpeded as most remain erroneously convinced that their children are at risk. Eventually those hurling ad hominem around regarding the characters of those speaking out against this, whilst supporting Big Power, will claim they never knew. Now is your time to “know”.