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(LifeSiteNews) – A leading scientist is continuing his fight against governmental narratives that lockdowns were the best response to COVID-19.

Dr. Knut Wittkowski spoke with Jeffrey Tucker of the Brownstone Institute about the excessive damage he believes has been caused by lockdowns in the wake of the declared COVID pandemic.

Knut Wittkowski is the former head of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design at Rockefeller University’s Center for Clinical & Translational Science, as well as the founder and CEO of drug developer Asdera, LLC. Wittkowski spoke out early in 2020 about what he believed was flawed in the approach to dealing with the viral situation.

He posted a video to YouTube that was taken down after being viewed by millions, wherein he criticized how governments were reacting to the declared pandemic.

His position then as it is now is that there should have been no widespread measures put in place due to what his decades of experience have told him about the activity of viruses.

In 2020 Wittkowski said that the “only thing that stops the disease is herd immunity,” which he reiterated in his conversation with Jeffrey Tucker.

Tucker said: “Now, another thing I remember you said at the time was that this this attempt to flatten the curve could potentially just end up in prolonging the pain that that we had to experience.”

“This is not what could happen,” Wittkowski replied. “This is what happens by definition.”

“If you flatten the curve, you’re prolonging the period it takes until we have the only thing that stops the respiratory virus disease, and that is herd immunity… We have to wait for nature to take its course, so if you flatten the curve it takes more time, but there is no alternative…”

He added that herd immunity can be achieved by vaccines, but it is not advisable with an epidemic due to how long it would take to make an effective vaccine. Meanwhile, it takes no more than 6 weeks for an epidemic end, he explained.

In his opinion, by extending the length of time that a virus has to spread, you actually create the opportunity for their to be multiple waves of illness that would not have happened otherwise.

“The typical epidemic… is over in six weeks, let’s say,” he said. ‘And that six weeks is not enough time for the virus to become resistant [to immunity].”

Wittkowski added that a virus can mutate after a period of about three months into something that is experienced as novel to the host, which can make it harder for people to resist serious illness.

“To get rid of a respiratory virus disease epidemic that is naturally spreading, if we’re flattening the curve, we’re prolonging the spread, we’re getting into a state that nature had not anticipated… We are responsible for what’s happening… one wave after the other…. This is standard epidemiological knowledge.”

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The Surgi-Center, a Washington, D.C. abortion clinic infamous for offering late, second trimester abortions, and its owner, abortionist Cesare Santangelo, are at the center of a scandal involving possible violations of federal laws against partial-birth abortion and infanticide.

In an exclusive video interview with LifeSiteNews, Lauren Handy, the director of activism at Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising (PAAU), told LifeSiteNew's Editor-in-Chief, John-Henry Westen that, with the help of a whistleblower, her organization rescued and properly buried the remains of about one hundred aborted babies from Santangelo's Surgi-Center.

But, five of the deceased babies were so large and so developed that they suspected the Surgi-Center of engaging in the illegal practices of partial-birth abortion or infanticide (i.e., killing the child after birth) à la Kermit Gosnell.

The shocked pro-lifers then gave the aborted babies to the police and brought the matter to the attention of the D.C. Medical Examiner's office. But, the Medical Examiner's office has refused to take any action, saying they will not perform autopsies on the babies.

Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition to the Department of Justice, asking them to launch an investigation into alleged violations of federal law by Santangelo and the D.C. Surgi-Center, under either the Partial Birth Abortion Act (2003) or the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act (2002). *Anyone - no matter where you reside - can sign this petition!

Unfortunately, the story doesn't end there.

Handy and eight of her fellow pro-life rescuers in PAAU are, themselves, now facing jail-time after being arrested by the FBI for conducting a traditional pro-life sit-in in October, 2020, at the very same abortion center from which the late-term deceased babies (mentioned above) were rescued.

Please note that the two events - the pro-life rescue in 2020 and the gruesome discovery of the five near-to-full-term babies in the Surgi-Center's "bio-medical waste" earlier this year - are almost one-and-a-half years apart.

Thus, Handy believes that their recent arrest is no coincidence...and, moreover, that the FBI is being used to create a smokescreen by arresting her and the other pro-lifers.

At the same time, the D.C. Medical Examiner's office does not seem interested in discovering the truth about the deaths of the five aborted babies and possible illegal partial-birth abortions or infanticide happening at the D.C. Surgi-Center.

Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition to the Department of Justice, asking them to launch an investigation into alleged violations of federal law by Santangelo and the D.C. Surgi-Center, under either the Partial Birth Abortion Act (2003) or the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act (2002).

The DOJ press release claims that the pro-lifers: "engaged in a conspiracy to create a blockade at the reproductive health care clinic to prevent the clinic from providing, and patients from receiving, reproductive health services."

But, commenting on the arrest, Lauren Handy stated: "Media reports have stated that we ‘invaded’ the abortion center and ‘disrupted’ women from exercising their ‘reproductive rights’. No, that is not what we did."

"We entered the clinic and sought to love the women who were already there for their abortion procedures," Handy said. "We tried to offer them help so they would choose life. We non-violently defended the unborn who were about to be exterminated – the innocent, the most vulnerable, killed in horrific acts of violence and treated as so much trash."

Tireless pro-life activist Dr. Monica Miller, the director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society and leader of Red Rose Rescue, told LifeSiteNews that "this is the first time any of them are facing federal charges. That the rescuers were hunted down by FBI agents is unprecedented in the history of pro-life activism."

All of this...possibly...for discovering five near-or-at-term aborted babies at Cesare Santangelo's D.C. Surgi-Center, and for seeking to give justice and dignity to the murdered babies.

The truth now needs to come out!

Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition to the Department of Justice, asking them to launch an investigation into alleged violations of federal law by Santangelo and the D.C. Surgi-Center, under either the Partial Birth Abortion Act (2003) or the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act (2002).

Thank you for SIGNING and SHARING this urgent petition!

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:

'EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Pro-life hero raided by FBI speaks about the aborted babies she was trying to honor' - https://rumble.com/vzsslx-exclusive-pro-life-hero-raided-by-fbi-speaks-about-the-aborted-babies-she-w.html

'Pro-lifers arrested in FBI raids, face 11 years in prison for blocking access to late-term abortion mill' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pro-lifers-raided-charged-and-face-11-years-in-jail-for-blocking-access-to-infamous-dc-abortion-mill/

'BREAKING: Video surfaces of FBI raid, arrest of nonviolent pro-life activists' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-video-surfaces-of-biden-fbi-raid-arrest-of-nonviolent-pro-life-activists/

'Court Docs reveal previously unknown patient death due to negligence at late-term abortion facility' - https://www.operationrescue.org/archives/court-docs-reveal-previously-unknown-patient-death-due-to-negligence-at-late-term-abortion-facility/

**Photo Credit: YouTube screenshot of pro-lifers protesting outside the Surgi-Center abortion facility, in Washington, D.C.

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Tucker questioned the epidemiologist on how he would respond to the idea that the hospitals would have been overwhelmed if the conventional approach of acquiring herd immunity had been taken.

Wittkowski said that in the case of New York, for example, weeks had already passed of viral spread in the city, so starting lockdowns during that spread was useless, and just prolonged illness thereafter. He also commented on how the use of Italy as an example was irresponsible, given its very aged population and the fact that the health care system in that country is constantly overloaded due to mismanagement.

Wittkowski applauded Donald Trump’s desire to have the nation opened by Easter 2020.

“That was actually what should have happened,” he said.

“The epidemic would have taken a much different course.  …Only maybe 10 per cent of people who actually died so far would have died if the lockdowns had ended.”

The scientist said that it is dangerous for any mitigation to continue whatsoever, as it delays a full and long lasting immunity. He finished the interview by making analogy between a virus and a tide from the ocean. “A virus epidemic is like a tide: it’s coming and we can direct a bit… Can we stop the tide? No. The same applies to virus diseases. Yes, we can protect the vulnerable people… but we cannot stem the epidemic. This is as impossible as it is to stem the tide.”

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