Forest supports a dangerous fallacy
Lt. Gov. Dan Forest has indicated his support for the Great Barrington Declaration, an internet letter that promotes stopping all COVID-19 control measures except for the most vulnerable people.
The Infectious Disease Society of America called the letter “inappropriate, Irresponsible and ill-informed.” The Lancet called the policy “a dangerous fallacy unsupported by scientific evidence.”
Forest cited it in saying masks do not protect against COVID-19. But the letter doesn’t mention masks. Studies show mask use prevents spread of COVID.
We should open workplaces and schools safely with mask use, social distancing, testing and contact tracing. Public health should be based on science, not letters Forest finds on the internet.
Dr. James Horton, Charlotte