by Jon Guze
Senior Fellow, Legal Studies, John Locke Foundation
Stone’s a Hong Kong based demographer who’s been providing expert commentary on the pandemic from the very beginning. Two of his recent pieces are must-reads: Suspending WHO Funding Should Be Just the Beginning and Lockdowns Don’t Work. The latter is particularly eye-opening. Here’s Stone’s summary:
Many policies provide public-health benefits in pandemics, such as making facemasks mandatory, cancelling school, and banning large assemblies and long-distance travel. But ordering people to cower in their homes, harassing people for having playdates in the park, and ordering small businesses to close regardless of their hygienic procedures has no demonstrated effectiveness.