Episode 02: The harmful effects of lockdowns, facemask mandates, censorship, and scientific dishonesty

Episode 2


Professor Martin Kulldoff from Harvard University (currently on leave) is one of the authors of The Great Barrington Declaration that warned against lockdowns and recommended focused protection.

In this episode, Peter C Gøtzsche discusses with Professor Martin Kulldorff what went wrong during the COVID-19 pandemic and how we could do better in future pandemics. Kulldorff’s home country, Sweden, did not lock down and did not recommend facemasks, yet coped much better with the COVID-19 pandemic than most other countries in terms of mortality, the most important outcome.


Kulldorff M, Gupta S, Bhattacharya J. Great Barrington Declaration. 2020; Oct 4.

Gøtzsche PC. Vaccines: truth, lies, and controversy. New York: Skyhorse; 2021.

Gøtzsche PC. The Chinese virus: Killed millions and scientific freedom. Copenhagen: Institute for Scientific Freedom; 2022 (freely available).

Gøtzsche PC. Sweden did exceptionally well during the COVID-19 pandemic with its open society. Copenhagen: Institute for Scientific Freedom 2023; March 24.

Gøtzsche PC. False propaganda about face masks and Cochrane editorial misconduct. Copenhagen: Institute for Scientific Freedom 2023; Sept 11.

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29 days ago

This is fascinating and makes me realise how biased the reporting in the media was in support of what the politicians standpoint.

Guy Josserand
Guy Josserand
14 days ago

“My pronouns are Prosecute Fauci.”