The Great Barrington Declaration


Reddit has removed a declaration, signed by thousands of leading experts in medicine and particularly well known epidemiologists, which challenges the current lockdown rules. The deleted report, authored by doctors from Harvard, Stanford and Oxford, calls for a "Focused Protection" approach to combating COVID-19 that allows those "at minimal risk of death to live their lives normally to build up immunity to the virus through natural infection, while better protecting those who are at highest risk." Such an argument for herd immunity has been touted before by experts, and much like this time it has also been censored. The declaration was available on, and then deleted from, two Reddit channels. The moderator of one channel argued the report "must link to a primary scientific source," somehow ignoring the credentialed authors of the report, while the other claimed the declaration violated rules on spam and self-promotion. Read more about Reddit's censorship from the American Institute for Economic Research.