COVID-19

The Ultimate Single Data File

Correlation is not causation but it’s so satisfying to find one! Getting data out of...

Breaking: “No one here in South Africa is known to...

180° from the exasperating media reports and knee-jerk reactions across the world and here in...

Noon Pacific: We Strategize! How to Stop the Next Lockdowns

It’s a bit crazy. I honestly thought lockdowns were behind us but it’s obvious they’re...

Behold: The Omicron Variant Emergeth

CROSS-POSTED AT OUR SUBSTACK The WHO has spoken. The new variant which crushed the stock...

The Rational Ground Show

We’re starting a radio show/podcast/live chat thingy. We’ve been wanting to do a podcast/radio show...

Eight Studies We Need on School Masking

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Some Sobering Lessons from the UK Vax Data

Our good colleague Don Wolt (@tlowdon) has a masterful ongoing data drive into data coming...

Burbio School Opening Tracker W/O 11-8: Recharge, Reset

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Vaccine Mandates: The Next Prohibition?

By Emily Burns Not all popular policies are good policies. Prohibition, one of the most...

Debate time! Eric Ding vs. Justin Hart?

TownSircle.com is a fun new online forum incentivizing various opposing views into a discussion or...

Your Natural Immunity Cheat Sheet

Quick references and tweet threads you can use in the debate of natural immunity vs....

The Mighty CDC Case Surveillance File

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR SUBSTACK! Love it or hate it… the CDC Case Surveillance file is...

Masking Children is an Ineffective Policy and Not Supported by...

by @Robber_Baron_ (original Twitter thread) 18 months into the pandemic and it is still clear...

Florida death certificate review raises questions about official number of...

We had the opportunity to review death certificates for some of Florida’s recent COVID-19 deaths,...

I’m immunocompromised, and I’ve never asked others to protect me

Alex Lieske, who is immunocompromised, argues that children should not be used as shields to...

COVID-19 Lockdowns Decimated our Kids

Our illustrious overlords of health determined it was better for kids that they be banished...

Letter to the School Board

Our colleague Emily Burns has crafted a masterful letter to her school board about kids...

DeSantis holds roundtable on masks in schools: “This should absolutely...

The panelists-an epidemiologist, a pediatrician, a psychiatrist, the principal of a charter school, a parent,...

Justin Hart Takes Action Against Facebook Censorship

This week Facebook suspended my ability to post and comment for 3 days. This was...

Masks are NOT source control

Megan Mansell explains why masks are inappropriate as source control for COVID-19...

Ramifications of restricted breathing

Megan Mansell discusses the ramifications of restricted breathing while wearing a face mask...

Burgeoning Evidence of Myopericarditis After COVID-19 Vaccination in Young People:...

BY ANDREW BOSTOM, M.D. The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System [VAERS] (1) is a passive...

Dangerous pathogens found on children’s face masks

Dangerous pathogens found on children's masks point to the need for a larger, more controlled...

Philip Holloway joins Andrew Wilkow to talk about the Florida...

Rational Ground's Philip Holloway joined Andrew Wilkow to discuss the legality of the mask mandates...

Dissent versus Consent

Medical consent is a huge part of the COVID-19 conversation that has been swept under...

Why don’t face masks work?

With many employers and schools still claiming that face masks are necessary, Michael Betrus reviews...

Un-masking Children: Part 2 of 4. Understanding Relative Risk

In Part 2 of Un-masking Children, Emily Burns examines the relative risk of various populations...

Un-masking Children: Part 1 of 4. The Role of Children...

Emily Burns examines the evidence showing that children do not appear to be major drivers...

COVID-19 Passports: Existing U.S. vaccination requirements, HIPAA, the ADA, &...

Alex Rodriguez reviews existing U.S. vaccination requirements, HIPAA, the ADA, and the EEOC regarding vaccine...

Yes, the COVID mortality rate is higher in California than...

California has performed worse than Florida in terms of COVID-19 deaths in every way: total...

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...

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

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...

COVID is not a hoax, but the numbers are: A...

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

Florida’s COVID-19 response has outperformed lockdown states on excess deaths,...

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...

Lockdowns: Systemic Racism in Action

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

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...

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...

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...

COVID-19 PCR Testing: Cycle threshold values are the missing piece...

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

Fighting for the voiceless: Franca Panettone’s family hopes her tragic...

Franca Panettone, a 46-year-old woman with Down Syndrome, died alone from COVID, without access to...

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...

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...

Join us for a webinar on December 3 at 6:30 PT/9:30 ET to talk about...

Justice is Essential

Megan Mansell writes that justice under ADA law has been denied to pregnant women, babies,...

Scientific American Unintentionally Argues Against Lockdowns

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

The Human Studies Cited by the CDC’s Recent Scientific Brief...

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

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

Megan Mansell breaks down the CDC Scientific Brief on "Community Use of Cloth Masks to...

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...

Visualizing PCR amplification

Len Cabrera provides several ways to picture just how much genetic material is created by...

A Rational Reopening Guide

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

And Its Consequences – EOH 10/23

The “new normal” performs quite terribly in public polling. People don’t enjoy wearing masks, prefer...

Bullying From the Ivory Tower

Colleges are endangering the mental health of students with pandemic restrictions and then bullying them...

More mask charts

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

New podcast from Kyle Lamb: Censoring… the flu

Kyle Lamb discusses the censorship of Scott Atlas, masks, and the disappearance of the flu...

COVID-19 Death Distortion In Florida: Over 40% of State’s “COVID-19...

Dr. Andrew Bostom examines the CDC's guidelines for reporting COVID-19 deaths and how that has...

Florida House COVID Deaths Report

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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...

Mask charts

Have you been looking for charts that show the (lack of) correlation between mask mandates...

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...

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

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

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

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis held a roundtable on September 24 with professors from Harvard and...

Deaths, Data and COVID-19: A Deadly Dose of Daily Confusion

The news reports continue to blast scandalous headlines about the number of deaths per day...

The end of COVID hysteria in Florida?

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

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...

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

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

Covid Sins – EOH 9/17

COVID-19 isn’t just a disease but also a moral code with sins and righteous deeds....

Scandimania – EOH 9/15

Sweden is having its moment in the sun now that Europe is seeing a second...

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...

The point of testing should be to identify infectious individuals, and the current testing procedures...

CDC study on COVID-19 transmission in child care shows what...

A CDC study on COVID-19 transmission in child care centers only shows that children can...

Mistake or manipulation?

Len Cabrera describes Dr. Fauci's incorrect testimony about COVID's fatality rate and the resulting public...

Behind the mask… and the shower curtain: COVID-19 and the...

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

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...

Dr. Scott Atlas joins DeSantis for press conference.

Dr. Scott Atlas joined Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for a press conference today, emphasizing that...

New CDC guidelines are aligned with science

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

COVID-19 fatality rate continues to drop in Florida

Even with the deaths through August 25 added to the data, the death rate for...

Using the bubble isolate concept to reopen schools without universal...

Megan Mansell offers a proposal for isolating those who are worried about COVID infection at...

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

A review of Florida District 8 Medical Examiner reports for COVID-19 deaths in Alachua County,...

“COVID-Like” Illnesses Tells Us a LOT about COVID

Kyle Lamb discusses the impact of dying OF COVID-19 vs. dying WITH COVID-19 and the...