Speaking at Friday’s Academia’s COVID Failures symposium, Dr. Scott Atlas highlighted the pernicious effects of the educational shutdown and COVID-19 vaccine trials on children and younger adults.
In particular, Atlas claimed that Pfizer, a key actor in COVID vaccine development and distribution, used “infants and toddlers” in medical trials for a disease from which they faced little to no danger.
He questioned what sort of society the United States was becoming, using children as “human shields” for adults.
Beyond infants and toddlers, Atlas broadened his polemic to the academic sphere, making the clear distinction that the significant decline in students’ educational performance owed largely to “the shutdowns, not the virus.”
His attribution of blame to educational institutions contrasts with the “overt propaganda” they have produced blaming the learning loss incurred by the pandemic on youths lacking academically, he said.
Though Atlas condemned the widespread, “frank denial of data and biology, high school biology,” he cited Florida and South Dakota as places that heeded his advice and largely eschewed command-and-control pandemic mitigation.
To conclude his speech, Atlas said he expects no apologies for the COVID lockdowns, since “apologies require integrity.” However, he inveighed people to continue fighting for truth, citing G.K. Chesterton’s line: “Right is right even if nobody does it. Wrong is wrong even if everybody is wrong about it.”
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