According to Sunetra Gupta, a professor of theoretical epidemiology at Oxford, we may have been better off doing nothing than the Chinese Coronavirus lockdowns that have been done.
A University of Oxford professor who produced a competing model to the apocalyptic Imperial College model said there’s a chance that doing nothing would’ve been a more effective COVID-19 response than the various lockdowns implemented around the world.
During an interview on UnHerd, Sunetra Gupta, professor of theoretical epidemiology at Oxford, said the virus is on its way out in the United Kingdom, and the true infection fatality rate is likely extremely low.
“I think the epidemic has largely come and is on its way out in this country so I think it would definitely be less than 1 in 1,000 (0.1%) and probably closer to 1 in 10,000 (0.01%),” Gupta said.
Gupta is opposed to the lockdowns, pointing out that the coronavirus outbreak has followed similar patterns in different countries with different lockdown policies.
“In almost every context we’ve seen the epidemic grow, turn around and die away — almost like clockwork,” Gupta told UnHerd. “Different countries have had different lockdown policies, and yet what we’ve observed is almost a uniform pattern of behavior which is highly consistent with the SIR model. To me that suggests that much of the driving force here was due to the build-up of immunity. I think that’s a more parsimonious explanation than one which requires in every country for lockdown (or various degrees of lockdown, including no lockdown) to have had the same effect.”
The Mainstream Press certainly doesn’t want you to know this. However, I think it is important to remember that hindsight is 20/20. It is easy for us to look back now and say that the lockdowns should not have happened.
What should have happened was a 14-day lockdown which ended after those 14 days. The fact we have been locked down for months is the real problem. Not the fact we decided to lockdown for two weeks to see what was going on.
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