"What is left to say?"

A fine post on the virus by Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, a general practitioner. Interesting information about what's known--a little--and what's not--a lot. Also quite interesting on the difficulties assigning "cause of death". Not scary until the (speculative) conclusion:

This pandemic is going to be a model for all mass panicking stupidity in the future. Because to do otherwise, would be to admit that we made a pig’s ear of it this time. Far too many powerful reputations at stake to allow that.


"Lockdowns Do Not Control the Coronavirus: The Evidence"

This sounds disturbing:

The pro-lockdown evidence is shockingly thin, and based largely on comparing real-world outcomes against dire computer-generated forecasts derived from empirically untested models, and then merely positing that stringencies and “nonpharmaceutical interventions” account for the difference between the fictionalized vs. the real outcome.

Related: "Lockdown: a deadly, failed experiment".