Jeffrey Tucker recently bragged that “natural herd immunity” approaches to the pandemic like his Great Barrington Declaration had “changed everything.” Unfortunately, he wasn’t wrong and worse, these changes were not a good thing.
Gabrielle Bauer of the Brownstone Institute tacitly admits that the central premise of the Great Barrington Declaration was badly wrong, but brushes it off a just “details.”
The pandemic has brought scientists who have rejected science with respect to COVID-19 public health measures a disturbing level of influence. Recent research suggests reasons why and who among the public susceptible to such misinformation remains persuadable.
Two of the authors of the Great Barrington Declaration appeared on a panel with antivaxxer Steve Kirsch, who thinks COVID vaccines have killed 500K. And they keep denying that they are antivax!
Great Barrington Declaration author Martin Kulldorff, who is also the “scientific director” of the Brownstone Institute, a public health science denialist right wing “think tank,” is promoting an antivax narrative about “natural immunity” against COVID-19, because of course he is.