A DOCTOR who says the clampdown over coronavirus is too draconian has been censored by YouTube.
It deleted an interview given by Dr Scott Atlas of the prestigious Hoover Institution at Stanford University in California because it did not conform to the World Health Organisation’s position on the pandemic.
The Hoover is one of the most prominent think-tanks in America, and its Fellows are some of the most accomplished in their respective fields.
Dr Atlas is the Robert Wesson Senior Fellow there, an accomplished physician, and a scholar of public health. He also happens to be currently serving as an adviser to President Trump on his coronavirus task force.
He is not a Covid-19 denier – he believes the virus is a real threat and should be managed as such. But, as he argues, there are some age groups and activities that are subject to very low risk. The one-size-fits-all approach currently being used is overly authoritarian, inefficient, and not based in science.
Dr Atlas’s prescription includes more protection for people in nursing homes, two weeks of strict self-isolation for those with mild symptoms, and most importantly, the opening of all K-12 schools (from kindergarten to the 12th grade).
The latter recommendation is vital for restarting and maintaining the economy so that parents are not housebound trying to work and educate their children.
Dr Atlas is also adamant that an economic shutdown, and all of the attendant issues that go along with it, is a terrible solution – the cure is worse than the disease. Finally, in the link given above, he reveals some steps he’s taken in his own life to try to get things back to normal.