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Is Social Distancing Working for reducing Covid-19 deaths? Knut Wittkowski PhD, DSc
Sunday, April 12, 2020 5:58 pm Email this article
Here are video highlights from an interview that Del Bigtree of The Highwire did with biostatistician and epidemiologist Knut Wittkowski, PhD, DSc, who was Head of Rockefeller University’s Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design, about whether social distancing will reduce the number of deaths from coronavirus, Covid-19.
Knut Wittkowski says, no, social distancing will not reduce the number of deaths from Covid-19, and will probably increase the number of people who will die from the virus.
He says there is no evidence anywhere in the world that this is true because the number of deaths had already peaked before social distancing was instituted.
The entire 28-minute interview that Del Bigtree did with Knut Wittkowski is posted here:
The interview was part of Del Bigtree’s weekly program which is posted here:
Knut Wittkowski, PhD, DSc has been modeling epidemics like this for 25 years.
He says that, in fact, there is evidence that social distancing has a negative impact because it prolongs the problem rather than allowing herd immunity to build up.
He says that if we had done nothing, the epidemic would already be over.
He also says that if they did nothing, there was no real risk of overrunning the hospitals.
He also says that more people will die because of the shutting down schools and businesses and social distancing because they are not allowing herd immunity to build up in the young, so more people at risk will get infected.
The entire 28-minute interview is posted here:
Other interviews with Knut Wittkowski, PhD, DSc can be found here:
A paper written by Knut Wittkowski, PhD, DSc about this is posted here:
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