Friday, February 26, 2021

Medical Experts Call for "Immunity Nights"

The Washington Post has published an op-ed by Dorry Segev and Marty Makar, professors at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Because they apparently understand some medicine, Segev and Makar feel comfortable throwing out some central planning ideas.

In their essay, they call for "local lawmakers to allow 'immunity nights' or designated days or times for businesses to accommodate immune customers at a higher capacity."

"It’s time we mature our guidance," they add.

The "papers please" details:

Here’s how it could work: Businesses such as restaurants would allow those with documentation of immunity to enter with 100 percent capacity during certain times. Documentation could be in the form of an app-based boarding pass or a QR code showing proof of vaccination, antibodies against the disease or a prior positive coronavirus test — similar to arenas scanning tickets or bars checking IDs.

How damn mad can you get?

For a virus that is not a serious threat to 99.9% of the population (and appears to be reaching herd immunity), these two want to launch a documentation program?

Do they have any sense of history and understanding of how government often expands its authoritarian grip one step at a time? Do they not know that you should never create another crack in the wall by which government authoritarian measures can be expanded, especially when it comes to tracking and "papers please"?

Have Segev and Makar ever heard of freedom where businesses can each choose their own guidelines, especially for a virus that is not a serious threat to 99.9% of the population?

Remarkably, their essay discusses all kinds of objections to their plan but never goes near the foundations. Not once is it discussed what is wrong with the argument raised by those who point to the fact that the low risk of the virus causing a serious consequence means no special measures are required. They don't discuss the unknown long-term effects of the vaccine, nor do they address the objections to the suffocation of basic freedoms that they support via their authoritarian government tracking plan. Or have they not even thought of these objections?

My view of "follow the science" takes its lead from Richard Feynman who wrote, “Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.”



  1. I was in the waiting room at my urologist’s office this afternoon when an elderly lady came up to the front door. Per office policy, the outside doors are locked and they have a sign on them asking patients not to knock on the door, but “wave until a staff member sees you and will let you in.” Apparently, Covid-carrying terrorists are waiting to get inside the urology clinic and infect everyone.

    So, the receptionist gets up, again, and lets the lady in, confirming that she has an appointment. The receptionist asks her to have a seat and gets the thermometer “gun” out to take the masked old lady’s temperature. The old lady immediately says, “I’m vaccinated,” to no avail, of course.

    I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at this sight. I wonder how many idiots truly thought that everything would be back to normal once they got their vaccines. Apparently this poor sap did, only to be ignored by the programmed machine who enforces these ridiculous, theatrical edicts that serve no real purpose.

  2. This is not surprising since Johns Hopkins has been a shameless fear monger throughout the current hysteria.

  3. Johns Hopkins is part of the problem if not the major mover in the entire debacle. Do not forget they hosted the Event 201 thingy.

    Defund Johns Hopkins!