Bill Maher ripped the medical industry on Friday (Feb. 4) over its handling of the pandemic, arguing that a lot of COVID-19 misinformation has actually come from those who represent “the science.”
Maher insisted it was time to follow the lead of other countries in returning to normal—and the first step was to recognize “what we’re doing to kids is unnecessary and horrible—and I don’t even like kids.”
The comedian also pointed to a new Johns Hopkins study that found lockdowns had “little to no effect” on saving lives during the pandemic.
Major Johns Hopkins Study Slams COVID-19 Lockdowns as an Absolute Disaster
Meanwhile, the New York Times, Washington Post, ABC, NBC and CBS all failed to even cover the study—because they “already have their own narrative written,” according to the study’s lead author.
A review by three respected economists from Johns Hopkins University, Lund University in Sweden and the Danish think-tank the Center for Political Studies, found that restrictions imposed in the spring of 2020—including stay-at-home orders, masks mandates and social distancing—only reduced COVID mortality by 0.2%.
The study found that lockdowns caused “enormous economic and social costs” and concluded that they were “ill-founded and should be rejected as a pandemic policy instrument” going forward.