This is a very revealing interview. As the US and UK continue their disastrous ‘lockdown’ policy, derelict politicians and mainstream media pundits are slow to acknowledge the serious damage on the economic and societal fronts building. Leaders seem determined to double-down on what seems to be a failed policy of virus containment even though scientists had already shown that the crisis had in fact peaked some weeks ago.
According to Professor Michael Levitt from Standford University’s School of Medicine, “There is no doubt in my mind, that when we come to look back on this, the damage done by lockdown will exceed any saving of lives by a huge factor.”
In other words, the ‘cure’ of government mandated mass-quarantine is actually worse than the disease. Prof. Levitt also points out that Sweden should be seen as a clear winner in term of its choice to avoid lockdown policy.
Prof Levitt believes the UK was actually on the right path when Boris Johnson had initially unveiled a plan similar to Sweden’s, but was then quickly pressured by a media and political opposition into pursing the self-destructive ‘lockdown’ approach.
“I think the policy of herd immunity is the right policy. I think Britain was on exactly the right track before they were fed wrong numbers. And they made a huge mistake.”
He also added that a lesson learned going forward should be not to accept the diktats of political leaders and their appointed ‘experts’ at face value, while warning that:
“There will be a reckoning. Maybe countries will start to see that they need governments that are not necessarily great in rhetoric, but [who are] actually thinking [when] doing things. I often go back and think about what Socrates said 2,400 years ago, ‘Use your common sense, instead of listening to the rhetoric of leaders.”
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