The Abuse of Science in the Corona Crisis

by Michael Esfeld
The American Institute for Economic Research

Science plays a pivotal role in the current crisis, not only in investigating the nature of the virus, but also in guiding the political reactions to its spread.

Leopoldina, the German National Academy of Sciences, writes in a statement dated December 8, 2020:

Despite the prospect of a start of the vaccination campaign soon, it is absolutely necessary from a scientific point of view to quickly and drastically reduce the still clearly too high number of new infections through a hard lockdown.

With this document in her hands, the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, justified a hard lockdown in parliament on December 9, 2020, invoking laws of nature such as gravitation and the velocity of light as well as the force of enlightenment.

At least three things are remarkable about this document:

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