On October 3, 2020, in the living room of the Stone House of the American Institute for Economic Research, top epidemiologists, economists, and journalists gathered to discuss the global emergency created by the unprecedented use of state compulsion in the management of the Covid-19 pandemic. The result is The Great Barrington Declaration, which urges a “Focused Protection” strategy.
This film provides an inside look at the two hours of questions and answers in a private forum that takes place the morning prior to the drafting of the document. The participating scientists are:
- Martin Kulldorff Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
- Jay Bhattacharya Professor, Medicine, Stanford University
- Sunetra Gupta Professor, Theoretical Epidemiology, University of Oxford
- Stefan Baral (remote) Assoc Professor, Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins
The primary interviewer is the independent journalist David Zweig (New York Times, New Yorker, and so on). He was granted full access and freedom to ask anything, and none of the questions were seen in advance. What unfolds here is purely extemporaneous and spontaneous. In addition, he is joined by John Tamny of RealClearMarkets, with later questions by Phil Magness and Jeffrey Tucker.
During the greatest public policy crisis of our lifetimes, this film chronicles what appears to be a turning point, the moment when the moral courage of a few people broke through the pro-lockdown opinion consensus. With patience and careful explanation, the panel reveals the lockdown agenda as cruel pseudoscience that has had a devastating economic, medical, social, and cultural impact on everyone but especially the poor and struggling. This film will help everyone rethink what has happened to the world over the last 7 months.