Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School
Dr Martin Kulldorff is an American statistician, epidemiologist and Professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.
During an extremely important time with regard to the unfolding of the Covid-19 narrative, Dr. Martin Kulldorff joins us to explain in detail why the current policy response of lockdowns and restrictions may actually be doing more harm than good. Highlighting the benefits of allowing the younger generations to achieve some level of herd immunity and protecting the vulnerable and elderly as the wisest approach.
Covid-19 is not going anywhere. It will be with us indefinitely. As we wait with bated breath for the latest scientific analysis, and news that a vaccine could potentially be rolled out before Christmas, this episode and the information Dr. Kulldorff shares takes on even greater significance.
Having spent the last two decades studying and analysing infectious diseases, how they spread within society, how you detect, monitor and control them while looking at ways to minimise mortality rates should such an outbreak occur, Dr. Kulldorff is very much at the sharp end of a world we have become all too familiar with.
Alongside Dr. Sunetra Gupta, Professor of theoretical epidemiology in the department of zoology at Oxford University and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, Professor of medicine and economics at Stanford University, they have constructed, The Great Barrington Declaration.
A heavily debated and considered petition calling on those in the corridors of power to reformulate their response to the pandemic and put an end to the blanket lockdowns crippling the economy, destroying businesses and damaging the physical and mental wellbeing of our citizens. They have called for Focussed Protection and suggested that young adults and children, the least affected by the virus, be allowed to continue their lives without restriction. That the elderly and most vulnerable members of our society should be shielded from exposure and protected from a virus risk they state has a thousandfold difference between the oldest and youngest.
Dr. Kulldorff has spent nearly forty years studying, researching, analysing and working closely with some of the world’s leading scientific and medical institutions. From the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the National Cancer Institute, the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, and more recently the National Institute of Mental Health, while also being heavily involved in conducting vaccine safety evaluations, also for the CDC.
He is a man with a wealth of knowledge and experience, pragmatism and wisdom that comes with great understanding and rational objectives. He is also a man who should be greatly involved in our attempts to engineer a way out of this crisis.
Listening to experts whose very livelihoods centre around exactly what we are dealing with, is paramount to our prosperity moving forward. The world is not just facing a physical threat, we are also on the brink of a global mental health crisis, that could have dire consequences in the years that follow.
There is a need, now more than at any time during this pandemic, to look at the data. To consider our options, and use the knowledge we have gained throughout these past months to formulate a logical roadmap, that can lead us some way back to normality.