Oxford epidemiologists have come out strongly against the mitigation methods used to slow or contain the coronavirus:
By all means people can wear masks but they can’t say it’s an evidence-based decision… there is a real separation between an evidence-based decision and the opaque term that ‘we are being led by the science’, which isn’t the evidence
The benefits of the current strategy are outweighed by the harms…When it comes to suppression, only the virus will have a determination in that. If you follow the New Zealand policy of suppressing it to zero and locking down the country forever, then you’re going to have a problem… This virus is so out there now, I cannot see a strategy that makes suppression the viable option. The strategy right now should be how we learn to live with this virus
The article is short, so it’s probably worth just reading the whole thing. We think we are above viral outbreaks but really, we’ve just been shown how fragile our civilization is.