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Here’s the first of a two-part series, at EconLog, by David Henderson on why he is unfavorably impressed with Tyler Cowen’s reasons for rejecting the Great Barrington Declaration. A slice (coming immediately after David quotes Tyler’s complaint that the Declaration “fails to emphasize data”):

We know that vulnerability to death from COVID-19 is more than a thousand-fold higher in the old and infirm than the young.

That’s data, and pretty relevant data.

Cowen points out correctly that the best policies of today are [probably] not the best policies two months from now. But the big advantage of the focus the Declaration proposes is that it allows for that.

Dr. Sunetra Gupta – one of the three authors of the Great Barrington Declaration – defends the reality of herd immunity against those who dismiss it.

Mike Yeadon explains why he believes that Britain’s Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies (SAGE) vastly overestimates the dangers of covid-19. (HT Lyle Albaugh) It’s a long read but one that, in my opinion, is worthwhile.

I always enjoy being a guest on Dan Proft’s radio program.

Robby Soave reports on the perverse priorities of officials at the San Francisco Unified School District.

John Cochrane is trying to understand the political left.

Juliette Sellgren’s podcast with Jonathan Rauch on cancel culture is superb.

Here’s part 8 of George Selgin’s excellent series on the New Deal.