An epidemiologist known for his contrarian takes to the global response to the coronavirus pandemic is arguing that the ongoing government lockdowns meant to mitigate the disease are based on bad science, and that countries “could open up again and forget the whole thing” if they so desired. 

Knut Wittkowski for several weeks has been among the growing chorus of scientists, epidemiology experts, statisticians and other intellectuals who are claiming that the broad economic shutdowns, restrictive policies and harsh mitigative measures put in place by world governments are doing more harm than good. 

Public health authorities across the globe have argued that the lockdowns, stay-at-home orders, “social distancing” mandates and other policies are necessary to prevent the collapse of healthcare systems and the deaths of tens of millions. – More –