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266. COVID-19 Lockdowns 7 months later, Health Care Reimagined

October 22, 2020

We are now 7 months into the lockdowns over the coronavirus with virtually no end in sight. However, more articles and experts are coming out raising doubt about the effectiveness of these restrictions.

The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, and Jim Lakely are joined by Charlie Katebi from Americans for Prosperity for episode 266 of the In The Tank Podcast. We are now 7 months into the lockdowns over the coronavirus with virtually no end in sight. However, more articles and experts are coming out raising doubt about the effectiveness of these restrictions. The crew discusses The Great Barrington Declaration as well as the Health Care Reimagined plan which calls for the permanent suspension of unnecessary and harmful health care regulations.  

 

MAIN TOPIC - COVID LOCKDOWNS (7 MONTHS LATER)

The Hill - Fauci: COVID-19 outbreaks would have to 'get really, really bad' before advocating for national lockdown
https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/prevention-cures/521680-fauci-covid-19-outbreaks-would-have-to-get

FEE - 5 Charts That Show Sweden's Strategy Worked. The Lockdowns Failed
https://fee.org/articles/5-charts-that-show-sweden-s-strategy-worked-the-lockdowns-failed/

WSJ (opinion) – The Failed Experiment of Covid Lockdowns
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-failed-experiment-of-covid-lockdowns-11599000890

Newsweek - Fact check: Does the WHO Now Agree With Donald Trump on Ending Lockdowns?
https://www.newsweek.com/fact-check-trump-who-covid-lockdowns-1538540

Newsweek – Over 6,000 Scientists Sign ‘Anti-Lockdown’ Petition Saying It’s Causing ‘Irreparable Damange’
https://www.newsweek.com/over-6000-scientists-sign-anti-lockdown-petition-saying-its-causing-irreparable-damage-1537047

NYT - White House embraces a declaration from scientists that opposes lockdowns and relies on "herd immunity."
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/13/world/white-house-embraces-a-declaration-from-scientists-that-opposes-lockdowns-and-relies-on-herd-immunity.html

 

SECONDARY TOPIC – HEALTH CARE REIMAGINED

Americans for Prosperity – Health Care Reimagined
https://americansforprosperity.org/health-care-reimagined/

Americans for Prosperity – Removing regulatory barriers has helped hospitals save lives during the pandemic
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/removing-regulatory-barriers-has-helped-hospitals-saved-lives-during-the-covid-19-pandemic

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Donny Kendal is a graphic designer for The Heartland Institute and the host of Heartland's "In the Tank" podcast.
dkendal@heartland.org @InTheTankPod
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Justin Haskins is the Editorial Director and a Research Fellow at The Heartland Institute.
jhaskins@heartland.org @JustinTHaskins
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Jim Lakely is the Vice President and Director of Communications of The Heartland Institute.
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Charlie Katebi was a state government relations manager at the Heartland Institute.