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A Right-Wing Think Tank Is Behind the Controversial Great Barrington Declaration Calling for COVID-19 Herd Immunity

On Oct 27, 2020
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An open letter that emerged earlier this month opposing COVID-19 shutdowns and calling for a “herd immunity” approach to addressing the coronavirus — which already has claimed over 220,000 American lives — is one of the latest examples of how right-wing ideology and think tanks that have ...

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A Right-Wing Think Tank Is Behind the Controversial Great Barrington Declaration Calling for COVID-19 Herd Immunity

A Right-Wing Think Tank Is Behind the Controversial Great Barrington Declaration Calling for COVID-19 Herd Immunity

An open letter that emerged earlier this month opposing COVID-19 shutdowns and calling for a “herd immunity” approach to addressing the coronavirus — which already has claimed over 220,000 ...

Climate Science Denial Network

Climate Science Denial Network

The ‘think-tank’ behind the Great Barrington Declaration is part-funded by right-wing American billionaire Charles Koch

Revealed: How the Tobacco and Fossil Fuel Industries Fund Disinformation Campaigns Around the World

Revealed: How the Tobacco and Fossil Fuel Industries Fund Disinformation Campaigns Around the World

Fossil fuel companies have a long history of adopting public relations strategies straight from the tobacco industry's playbook. But a new analysis shows the two industries’ relationship ...

The pursuit of herd immunity is a folly – so who's funding this bad science?

The pursuit of herd immunity is a folly – so who's funding this bad science?

Links between an anti-lockdown declaration and a libertarian thinktank suggest a hidden agenda, say scientists Trish Greenhalgh, Martin McKee and Michelle Kelly-Irving

Meet the Oligarchs Funding Campaign to Kill Anti-Poverty Programs

Meet the Oligarchs Funding Campaign to Kill Anti-Poverty Programs

Sludge produces investigative journalism on lobbying and money in politics. The American Prospect is re-publishing this article.Last December, an innocuously ...

Column: David Koch’s real legacy is the dark money network of rich right-wingers

Column: David Koch’s real legacy is the dark money network of rich right-wingers

David Koch leaves a raft of right-wing policies behind him, but his real innovation was creating a dark money network.

War on NOAA? A Climate Denier’s Arrival Raises Fears the Agency's Climate Mission Is Under Attack

War on NOAA? A Climate Denier’s Arrival Raises Fears the Agency's Climate Mission Is Under Attack

David Legates has spent his career disputing climate science. Now he’s a top manager in the federal agency most involved in assessing global warming’s threat.

How the Koch brothers got us here

How the Koch brothers got us here

Whether through highly-coordinated attacks on federal tax credits or interventions in arcane state-level proceedings, or through public and covert efforts to spread disinformation, the ...

Organisers of anti-lockdown declaration have track record of promoting denial of health and environmental risks

Organisers of anti-lockdown declaration have track record of promoting denial of health and environmental risks

How the American Institute for Economic Research, who have organised a controversial petition against the use of lockdowns to tackle COVID-19, have used similar methods in the past to ...

Cato closes its climate shop; Pat Michaels is out

Cato closes its climate shop; Pat Michaels is out

The Cato Institute quietly shut down a program that for years sought to raise uncertainty about climate science, leaving the libertarian think tank co-founded by Charles Koch without an ...

The “herd immunity strategy” isn’t part of a scientific debate about COVID-19. It’s a well-funded political campaign.

The “herd immunity strategy” isn’t part of a scientific debate about COVID-19. It’s a well-funded political campaign.

Abby Cartus, PhD candidate in epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh and Justin Feldman, ScD, Health & Human Rights Fellow at the Harvard…

Pro-Trump billionaires continue to bankroll climate denial

Pro-Trump billionaires continue to bankroll climate denial

New tax filings show the Mercer family gave big money to think tanks that peddle misinformation.

Pro-Trump Billionaires Continue To Bankroll Climate Denial

Pro-Trump Billionaires Continue To Bankroll Climate Denial

New tax filings show the Mercer family gave big money to think tanks that peddle misinformation.

Why is ExxonMobil Still Funding Climate Science Denier Groups?

Why is ExxonMobil Still Funding Climate Science Denier Groups?

A decade after pledging to end its support for climate science deniers, ExxonMobil gave $1.5 million last year to 11 think tanks and lobby groups that reject established climate science and ...

David Koch Is Dead, But His Legacy of Climate Denial Lives On

David Koch Is Dead, But His Legacy of Climate Denial Lives On

Seminal climate scientist Michael Mann, who was the target of a Koch-funded smear, explains how the Koch Brothers "almost single-handedly stymied climate action for decades."

Scientific divisions on covid-19: not what they might seem

Scientific divisions on covid-19: not what they might seem

It is not whether we should open up or lock down. Rather, it is how we can break the chain of transmission, argue Martin McKee and David Stuckler A new [...]More...

And the Award for Climate Change Denial Goes to…

And the Award for Climate Change Denial Goes to…

The long campaign to sow doubt on the scientific consensus about climate change hands out for successfully denying the reality of climate change.