Kids should not be wearing masks while playing sports

Megan Mansell explains why it’s dangerous for kids to play sports in masks

CDC/WHO admit that masks don’t work but tell us to wear them anyway

@Hold2LLC reviews the WHO and CDC documents that provide guidance on non-pharmaceutical interventions

a cat’s tale: how getting canceled by twitter made me more optimistic than ever about free speech

@boriquagato argues that we need a decentralized public square

The CDC jumps the shark

Michael Betrus discusses problems with several CDC studies

Singing as the Ship Goes Down

Megan Mansell writes that there are many who do not know how to fight for themselves, and we must muster the strength to push for reason and sanity against all odds.

COVID is not a hoax, but the numbers are: A look at the first flu season with COVID

The biggest killer of the 2019-2020 flu season won’t be COVID-19;
it will be irrational fear and the illusion of control.

Florida’s COVID-19 response has outperformed lockdown states on excess deaths, education, and the economy

Florida’s COVID-19 response has outperformed lockdown states like New York and California

Indignation in a Polarized State

Megan Mansell writes about life in Florida, where neighboring counties have completely different rules

Original Sin

Cruise ships were the best predictor of the risks of COVID-19, but we ignored the data in favor of models

Lockdowns: Systemic Racism in Action

Emily Burns examines the data on COVID and ethnicity and argues that lockdowns make race disparities worse

Lockdowns: pros and cons

An extensive list of links to articles and studies on the negative consequences of lockdowns

Protected: Exposing the “big lie” of non-pharmaceutical interventions

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The burden of proof

Michael Betrus argues that the burden of proof is on lockdown states to prove their policies are more effective than those of non-lockdown states

After nine months, we still know masks don’t work

Len Cabrera reviews the pre-COVID views on face masks and the data from states with and without mandates and finds there is no evidence to support mask mandates.

Rhode Island Crosses the Threshold of COVID-19 Testing Transparency

Dr. Andrew Bostom writes that PCR cycle threshold data provides critical information and should be made public by health departments

COVID-19 PCR Testing: Cycle threshold values are the missing piece of the pandemic puzzle – until now

Todd Kenyon analyzes cycle threshold data from Rhode Island and shows that these distributions can be predictive

Fighting for the voiceless: Franca Panettone’s family hopes her tragic COVID death will bring changes

Franca Panettone, a 46-year-old woman with Down Syndrome, died alone from COVID, without access to her healthcare surrogate. How often has this happened over the past 10 months?

University of Florida researchers find no asymptomatic or presymptomatic spread

The study, conducted by the UF Department of Biostatistics, found that the secondary attack rate for asymptomatic index cases was not statistically different from zero

In defense of The Great Barrington Declaration

Alex Lieske defends The Great Barrington Declaration against Stephen Archer’s attack

Post-Thanksgiving mask charts: Still no evidence that masks work

17 new mask charts from Ian Miller!

10 Steps to End the Lockdowns – A Rational Ground Webinar

Join us for a webinar on December 3 at 6:30 PT/9:30 ET to talk about 10 steps to end the lockdowns

Justice is Essential

Megan Mansell writes that justice under ADA law has been denied to pregnant women, babies, children, and anyone who is unable to wear a mask.

Scientific American Unintentionally Argues Against Lockdowns

Karl Dierenbach uses the example of New Mexico to argue that mitigation efforts are not effective against a virus.

The Human Studies Cited by the CDC’s Recent Scientific Brief do not Support Community Masking

Karl Dierenbach takes a look at the studies the CDC uses to support community-level mask effectiveness.

CDC’s sloppy “Scientific Brief” adds nothing to the evidence for masks

Megan Mansell breaks down the CDC Scientific Brief on “Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the Spread of SARS-CoV-2”

Florida death certificate review raises questions about official number of COVID-19 deaths

We had the opportunity to review death certificates for some of Florida’s recent COVID-19 deaths, and we can tell you definitively that Florida is counting deaths that were not directly caused by COVID-19.

Unhysterical COVID-19 Assessment in Rhode Island Requires More Transparency–And Honesty

Dr. Andrew Bostom calls for more data transparency in Rhode Island as the governor asks citizens to stay home for Thanksgiving.

Visualizing PCR amplification

Len Cabrera provides several ways to picture just how much genetic material is created by a PCR test using 40 cycles

A Rational Reopening Guide

Megan Mansell offers a framework for operating any facility or business during COVID.

Bullying From the Ivory Tower

Colleges are endangering the mental health of students with pandemic restrictions and then bullying them and calling them names when they break the rules.

More mask charts

More mask charts that show the (lack of) correlation between mask mandates and cases or hospitalizations

New podcast from Kyle Lamb: Censoring… the flu

Kyle Lamb discusses the censorship of Scott Atlas, masks, and the disappearance of the flu compared to last year.

COVID-19 Death Distortion In Florida: Over 40% of State’s “COVID-19 Deaths” May Not Merit That Classification

Dr. Andrew Bostom examines the CDC’s guidelines for reporting COVID-19 deaths and how that has affected the Florida death reporting.

Florida House COVID Deaths Report

A Dying Shame

Megan Mansell writes that conversations about death with dignity and representation are long overdue.

There is nothing new under the sun

Alex Rodriguez contrasts the public health responses between the 1918 and 2020 pandemics.

COVID-19 on campus: October update

Update as of October 5 on COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths at 50 American universities since August

Mask charts

Have you been looking for charts that show the (lack of) correlation between mask mandates and cases or hospitalizations? Your wish is our command!

What is President Trump’s risk of dying from COVID?

Based on Florida’s case line and long-term care data, we estimate President Trump’s chances of surviving COVID.

Educating Dr. Fauci On Herd Immunity And COVID-19: Completing What Rand Paul Began

Dr. Andrew Bostom explains herd immunity concepts that Dr. Fauci might find illuminating.

Governor DeSantis’ roundtable experts advocate for “normal” life for young people

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis held a roundtable on September 24 with professors from Harvard and Stanford. The conversation covered an impressive amount of ground in important COVID topics, and we produced a lightly-edited transcript to make it more accessible.

The end of COVID hysteria in Florida?

The roundtable was a foundational event that provided Governor DeSantis the scientific justification for opening up Florida.

New podcast from Kyle Lamb: Standing Up and Standing Ground

How excess is literally only half the story. Debunking the debunkers about the flu. And Attorney Thomas Renz is leading the charge for Why the federal lawsuit can be a win for the entire country and what it can do for you.

September 21 update: COVID-19 fatality rate continues to drop in Florida

The overall average COVID-19 death rate for Florida residents dropped by 78% from April to August.

New podcast from Kyle Lamb: PCR is amplifying the fear

New podcast from Kyle Lamb: PCR testing is amplifying the fear

Why mass PCR testing of the healthy and asymptomatic is currently counter-productive

The point of testing should be to identify infectious individuals, and the current testing procedures fail in that public health goal.

CDC study on COVID-19 transmission in child care shows what we already know: children can spread it to family members

A CDC study on COVID-19 transmission in child care centers only shows that children can infect people in their own households.

Mistake or manipulation?

Len Cabrera describes Dr. Fauci’s incorrect testimony about COVID’s fatality rate and the resulting public fear that led to lockdowns.

Behind the mask… and the shower curtain: COVID-19 and the plight of children

Dr. John Littell writes that COVID-19 has become, with no reason, the modern equivalent of leprosy.

A response to the viral “6%” post about COVID deaths

While it is correct that only 6% of COVID deaths show COVID as the only cause of death, that’s not the full picture.

Dr. Scott Atlas joins DeSantis for press conference.

Dr. Scott Atlas joined Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for a press conference today, emphasizing that the U.S. is “the only nation among our peer nations that are hysterical about opening schools.”

New CDC guidelines are aligned with science

The new guidance from the CDC reflects our growing understanding of the unreliability of asymptomatic testing

COVID-19 fatality rate continues to drop in Florida

Even with the deaths through August 25 added to the data, the death rate for people who tested positive for COVID in June or July was much lower than it was in April.

Using the bubble isolate concept to reopen schools without universal masking

Megan Mansell offers a proposal for isolating those who are worried about COVID infection at school while allowing the rest to resume normal activities.

Death certificates raise questions about the role of COVID-19 in deaths

A review of Florida District 8 Medical Examiner reports for COVID-19 deaths in Alachua County, FL suggests “dying with” still gets counted in the COVID-19 deaths.