Long-known failures of quarantine and why Public Health should be curtailed | Sanjeev Sabhlok

By reviewing public health’s role in the Covid hysteria, and delving into little mentioned records and analysis of past quarantines/lockdowns, Sanjeev Sabhlok argues not only for the abolition of lockdowns, but also for the abolition and restructuring of most public health functions in their entirety.

Sanjeev Sabhlok is a former economist from the Treasury Department in Victoria, Australia. He resigned in September 2020 to protest the police state created in Victoria by Governor Dan Andrews through his extreme lockdowns and mask mandates.

Sanjeev is author of a 2020 book “The Great Hysteria and The Broken State” and has supported Prof. Gigi Foster in a cost-benefit analysis (CBA) of Australia’s lockdowns. The CBA was published in 2022 as a book “Do lockdowns and border closures serve the ‘greater good’?”

Sanjeev realized that the scope of modern public health is not supported by the information constraints and incentives it faces. He therefore commenced a first-principles review of public health to determine its justified scope and powers. In this presentation, Sanjeev outlines the current status of his review.

Over recent months, he has published some of his findings in his Times of India (https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/author/sanjeevsabhlok/ ) blog. For example, Dr Charles Maclean’s scientific work which underpinned the Sanitary Movement of the mid-19th century that empirically demonstrate why quarantines have never worked and argue for their abolition. His work included a cost-benefit analysis of quarantines, and an examination of excess deaths from the plague quarantines (lockdowns).

Modern public health has reverted to the pre-Maclean era in which the scientific method is not applied. Instead, it bases its prescriptions for quarantine (lockdowns) on models and “ethical” considerations, without any regard for empirical evidence. It has effectively “cancelled” and blanked out both Maclean and his sophisticated research methods, since their existence poses an embarrassment to its practitioners.

Based on his preliminary findings, Sanjeev argues for the abolition and restructuring of most functions of public health.



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