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Tue Oct 13, 2020, 06:02 PM

Proposal to hasten herd immunity to the coronavirus grabs White House attention but appalls top scie

Source: Washington Post

Proposal to hasten herd immunity to the coronavirus grabs White House attention but appalls top scientists

By Joel Achenbach
10/13/2020, 2:30:00 p.m.

Maverick scientists who call for allowing the coronavirus to spread freely at “natural” rates among healthy young people while keeping most aspects of the economy up and running have found an audience inside the White House and at least one state capitol.

The scientists met last week with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Scott Atlas, a neuroradiologist who has emerged as an influential adviser to President Trump on the pandemic.

When asked for comment, HHS referred a reporter to Azar’s subsequent Twitter statement about the meeting: “We heard strong reinforcement of the Trump Administration’s strategy of aggressively protecting the vulnerable while opening schools and the workplace.”

A senior administration official told reporters in a background briefing call Monday that the proposed strategy — which has been denounced by other infectious-disease experts and has been called “fringe” and “dangerous” by National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins — supports what has been Trump’s policy for months.

“We’re not endorsing a plan. The plan is endorsing what the president’s policy has been for months. The president’s policy — protect the vulnerable, prevent hospital overcrowding, and open schools and businesses — and he’s been very clear on that,” the official said.

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/covid-herd-immunity/2020/10/10/3910251c-0a60-11eb-859b-f9c27abe638d_story.html

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Tue Oct 13, 2020, 06:57 PM

1. Are we heading in the direction of the UK?

UK health officials yesterday in a briefing presented regional graphs which showed that after rising cases in young adults (per 100K), this was followed by rises in rates in middle-aged adults and then in senior adults.

If some kids don't play nice, will grandparents then pay the price??

((I suspect there are lots who are terrified of infecting their families, but it only takes a few to infect many.))

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Tue Oct 13, 2020, 07:01 PM

2. "Dying for Dividends"

A MAGA public service campaign can be propagated by propagandists on billboards, TV, staged rallies, celebrity spots, all promoting the newest patriotist (sic) party program called-------

"Dying for Dividends" (sick)

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Wed Oct 14, 2020, 09:18 PM

3. Trump wants us to die for his sins

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