The following is a video that more people need to see. From the description:
Prof. Dr. med. Sucharit Bhakdi, specialist in microbiology and infection epidemiology, headed the Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene at the University of Mainz for 22 years. He wrote an open letter to the Chancellor with 5 questions that require immediate answers to determine how justified the current massive restrictions on our fundamental rights are. The video explains the questions and their background.
It’s in German, but you can turn on subtitles:
Me, I don’t know the medical answers to this whole Corona thing. I’ve heard from both sides, people saying that it really is seriously dangerous and people saying it’s ridiculously overblown. But the most convincing arguments I’ve heard is that “we don’t know for sure. The data is too garbled and too incomplete.”
When I don’t have the relevant knowledge to decide for myself, I try to look at the arguments being made and, especially, what is being done or proposed to be done on either side.
Which side stays within its evidence? Which side makes clear distinctions between like and unlike cases? Which side lays its data out in the open and admits where that data is lacking? Which side tries to account for conflicts of interests, motivations, or emotions *on its own side*? Are they asking the same questions? If not, which side asks which questions?
And what does each side propose to be done?
I offer the video and these questions for your own consideration.