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A University of Oxford professor who produced a competing model to the apocalyptic Imperial College model said there’s a chance that doing nothing would’ve been a more effective COVID-19 response than the various lockdowns implemented around the world.

During an interview on UnHerd, Sunetra Gupta, professor of theoretical epidemiology at Oxford, said the virus is on its way out in the United Kingdom, and the true infection fatality rate is likely extremely low.

“I think the epidemic has largely come and is on its way out in this country so I think it would definitely be less than 1 in 1,000 (0.1%) and probably closer to 1 in 10,000 (0.01%),” Gupta said.

Gupta is opposed to the lockdowns, pointing out that the coronavirus outbreak has followed similar patterns in different countries with different lockdown policies.

“In almost every context we’ve seen the epidemic grow, turn around and die away — almost like clockwork,” Gupta told UnHerd. “Different countries have had different lockdown policies, and yet what we’ve observed is almost a uniform pattern of behavior which is highly consistent with the SIR model. To me that suggests that much of the driving force here was due to the build-up of immunity. I think that’s a more parsimonious explanation than one which requires in every country for lockdown (or various degrees of lockdown, including no lockdown) to have had the same effect.”

She blamed government overreaction from the worst-case scenario projections from the Imperial College model, which showed the potential for 500,000 deaths in the U.K. and more than 2 million in the United States.

“I think there’s a chance we might have done better by doing nothing at all,” Gupta said. “Or at least by doing something different, which would have been to pay attention to protecting the vulnerable, to have thought about protecting the vulnerable 30 or 40 years ago when we started cutting hospital beds. The roots of this go a long, long way back.”

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7 Comments
  • george eady says:

    OH LITTLE LADY.YOU BE CAREFUL . MANY HAS GOTTEN ON HILARY CLINTON KILL LIST FOR LESS . AND YOUR WORDS STEPS ALL OVER WHAT THE DNC IS TRYING TO DO .WOMAN WITH GUTS AND BACK BONE IN WASHINGTON D.C. (OR ANY WHERE ) IS HARD TO FIND. THANKS FOR BEING ALL YOU ARE .

  • JACK Scarpon says:

    FINALLY SOMEONE TELLS THE TRUTH!! THIS WAS AND STILL IS THE WORST HOAX EVER!! WE THE PEOPLE GOT PLAYED BIG TIME!!! 185 COUNTRIES GOT PLAYED BIG TIME!!

  • Polly says:

    No more lockdown no matter what the NWO tries

  • Gerry says:

    The problem in this country is getting the actual number of deaths from the virus and not their inflated numbers to collect thousands of dollars . Terrible shame that no matter what the circumstances are — there is always more corruption than anything else.

  • Jerry Todd says:

    Is it possible the Bill Gates brainstorm, researched in Wuhan, was the catalyst for the overreaction to the certainly highly contagious virus? His well-known plan is a universal vaccine with an overall eugenic plan for population control.

    Based on accumulated data, there is no reason to keep kids out of school, or working age people from going to work. The only excusable isolation is people in their 70’s and older, but then only in elder care facilities. Chris Cuomo proved that.

    Maybe some teachers near retirement age could take early retirement rather than be exposed in a classroom where every disease known to man is coughed or rubbed on the typical kindergarten teacher.

    We certainly do our kids no good by keeping them indoors and not exposed to the ability to produce antibodies that will protect them in future years. Suicides are already exceeding claimed Covid deaths, not to mention child abuse and violence in the home.

    A friend reported today the death of a young daughter after falling from a horse. She bled to death internally on the operating table. The death was reported as Covid-19 until the family caught it on the death certificate.

  • LST says:

    A professor with smarts, i love this woman and agree with her.

  • mike dar says:

    Obama decided ‘doing nothing’ was best in ‘Swine flu’, but Obama owned the media, Streamers and Social media, still does even today.

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