Central Planning is Bad for the Economy and for Science

In the Great Barrington Declaration, distinguished medical scientists from Oxford, Harvard, and Stanford universities seek an approach that focuses on the most vulnerable to COVID and lets others lead their normal lives. The declaration had scarcely been announced when National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins tapped Dr. Anthony, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), for a “quick and devastating public takedown.” 

In a recent hearing, Sen. Rand Paul, a medical doctor, accused Dr. Fauci of smearing the scientists rather than debating them on the facts. “Dr. Fauci doesn’t want to debate,” Paul said. “He wants

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