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Guess who just gave a “misinformation” speech

By Tom Woods

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If the world would stop being insane for five minutes, I could get things done around here.

Howard Forman, a prime spreader of Covid misinformation at Yale, just posted this:

Apoorva Mandavilli, the woman in the picture, spread nonstop misinformation about Covid via her New York Times columns, exaggerating the numbers and death rate to the point that even the Times itself had to correct her. She claimed without evidence that schools were especially dangerous sources of illness. She also said it was “racist” to consider the origins of Covid.

It was nonstop lies and lunacy from her pen — and now a Yale professor endorses her as someone qualified to fight against medical misinformation.

Sometimes I wonder if the absurdity of it all is deliberate, and intended to demoralize us.

At any rate, the comments slightly restored my faith in mankind. There were many, many of them, and as far as I can see they were all from people aghast at this. Examples:

The great Harvey Risch is at Yale, so I hate to say that everyone from Yale obviously needs to be ignored at this point, but let’s say everyone except Harvey Risch.

“Misinformation,” whether medical or otherwise, has obviously come to mean: information we don’t want you to have.

Another thing a lot of these people didn’t want you to have was, you know, a job — unless they decided you were “essential.” So maybe it’s not such a bad idea to have something in your back pocket for in case they come after us again.

A reputable company I know has put together a docuseries in which 27 possible side hustle ideas are explained in detail by people who actually do them: everything from getting into Airbnb or rentals, or coaching and consulting, or selling information products, or being a part-time freelance writer, or using Amazon or Shopify, just plain starting a business — or even unloading crap in your garage that will bring in more than you think.

They’re going to start charging for the series, but during the launch you can watch it for free. First episode airs tonight, so check it out if you’re interested:

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