New York Has Achieved Herd Immunity
This is why I have been publishing this newsletter:
“A respiratory virus disease epidemic stops when herd immunity develops, either without a vaccine (which is what normally happens) or with a vaccine (if there should be one available in time). A lockdown, masks, distancing, travel restrictions, etc. can prolong that process (to prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed), but does not reduce the number of infections, illnesses, or deaths.”
-Knut Wittkowski, Ph.D., Epidemiologist
From his Linkedin page: For more than two months, NYC is building herd immunity. For a month, the proportion of positive PCR has been below 2%, the expected false positive rate. Today, even the New York Times cannot avoid reporting that up to 68% of 300,000 antibody tests done by CityMD were positive. Why are Fauci’s followers asking us to wear masks, practice physical (“social”) distancing, keep businesses even partially closed, restrict traveling (incl. scaring European countries of American businesspeople) when we are building (and in the North-East already have already achieved) herd immunity? With even the South now building herd immunity, where should a “2nd wave” of this pandemic come from? My namesake, King Knut, demonstrated that you can’t stop the tide. You can direct an epidemic to kill more of the elderly, but you can’t stop it, either.
On June 1, 20202, surgical oncologist at Johns Hopkins Marty Makary debated epidemiologist Knut Wittkowski on whether “the lockdown saved hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of lives.”
This is the epidemiologist’s argument. It was clearly much more convincing:
For the entire debate, you can see it here:
I trust the SCIENTIST!
Clayton Craddock is an independent thinker, father of two beautiful children in New York City. He is the drummer of the hit broadway musical Ain’t Too Proud. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Howard University’s School of Business and is a 25 year veteran of the fast-paced New York City music scene. He has played drums in several hit broadway and off-broadway musicals, including “Tick, tick…BOOM!, Altar Boyz, Memphis The Musical and Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar and Grill. Also, Clayton has worked on: Footloose, Motown, The Color Purple, Rent, Little Shop of Horrors, Evita, Cats, and Avenue Q. Share Think Things Through
Originally published at https://claytoncraddock.substack.com.