- - Wednesday, July 29, 2020

At this point, numerous researchers have plotted COVID-19 death rates against an index of lockdown severity and found that there is no relationship. I saw one such plot where the correlation coefficient was .001. You could have used a random number generator and by chance arrived at a stronger correlation.

The lockdowns and the masks are part of that approach, and have made absolutely no difference in outcomes. What the average citizen should realize at this point is that the scientific process has virtually nothing to do with government policies. Political leaders have been so inept, bereft of any kind of competence or morality, that they put sick people in nursing homes. If you want to be shocked, look at the death rates in New York and New Jersey.

To top it all off, the titans of social media — Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc. — have been censoring scientists, including medical doctors, who have debated policy and the science behind the handling of the coronavirus in general. The one thing you can be certain of with respect to this manufactured pandemic is that you are on your own.

SAMUEL BURKEEN

Reston, Va.



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