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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 [2]. 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 [3].

Mike Yeadon explains why he believes that Britain’s Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies (SAGE) vastly overestimates the dangers of covid-19 [4]. (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 [5].

Robby Soave reports on the perverse priorities of officials at the San Francisco Unified School District [6].

John Cochrane is trying to understand the political left [7].

Juliette Sellgren’s podcast with Jonathan Rauch on cancel culture is superb [8].

Here’s part 8 of George Selgin’s excellent series on the New Deal [9].