Stanford Doctor: COVID Lockdowns are ‘Biggest Public Health Mistake We’ve Ever Made’

By Craig Bannister | March 11, 2021 | 2:09pm EST
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COVID-19 lockdowns constitute the "biggest public health mistake we've ever made,” a doctor teaching at Stanford University says.

The professor says the harm caused by lockdowns is both severe and long-lasting, Newsweek reports:

Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a professor at Stanford University Medical School, recently said that COVID-19 lockdowns are the "biggest public health mistake we've ever made...The harm to people is catastrophic."


Bhattacharya, who made the comments during an interview with the Daily Clout, co-authored the Great Barrington Declaration, a petition that calls for the end of COVID-19 lockdowns, claiming that they are "producing devastating effects on short and long-term public health."

The Stanford professor says he bases his conclusion on “two basic facts.” First, the risk and danger of the virus is far greater for older people than it is for all others. And, second, “Lockdowns themselves are harmful” because they “are not a natural, normal way to live.”

Even worse, “The lockdowns are trickle down epidemiology,” since they are “exposing the essential working class to the disease” while protecting the more fortunate “non-essential” class, Dr. Bhattacharya explains in an email to Newsweek.

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