Two Great COVID-19 Pieces by Lyman Stone

Stone’s a Hong Kong based demographer who’s been providing expert commentary on the pandemic from the very beginning. Two of his recent pieces are must-reads: Suspending WHO Funding Should Be Just the Beginning and Lockdowns Don’t Work. The latter is particularly eye-opening. Here’s Stone’s summary:

Many policies provide public-health benefits in pandemics, such as making facemasks mandatory, cancelling school, and banning large assemblies and long-distance travel. But ordering people to cower in their homes, harassing people for having playdates in the park, and ordering small businesses to close regardless of their hygienic procedures has no demonstrated effectiveness.

Jon Guze / Senior Fellow, Legal Studies

Jon Guze is the Director of Legal Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the John Locke Foundation, Jon practiced law in Durham, North Carolina for over twent...