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Origins, Harms and Political Deception of the COVID-19 Lockdowns
Thursday, March 11, 2021

This Lighthouse Briefing event features Independent Institute Executive Director Dr. Graham H. Walker and Independent Research Fellow Dr. Phillip W. Magness discussing Dr. Magness's article, "Case for Mask Mandate Rests on Bad Data," including the politicization of science, the folly of lockdowns and mask mandates, and the need for "Focus Protection" to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and achieve "herd immunity."

Graham H. Walker
Graham H. Walker is Executive Director and Assistant Editor for The Independent Review: A Journal of Political Economy at the Independent Institute. He received his Ph.D. in public law and government from the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Walker has served as Associate Professor of Politics at Catholic University of America, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, Visiting Scholar in Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, NJ), Senior Research Scholar at the Witherspoon Institute, Headmaster at Oaks Christian School, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, President at Patrick Henry College, Legislative Aide to former Congressman David Stockman, and Fellow at the Presidio Institute.
Phillip W. Magness
Phillip W. Magness is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Senior Research Fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research, and he has served as Academic Program Director at the Institute for Humane Studies and Adjunct Professor of Public Policy in the School of Public Policy and Government at George Mason University where he received his Ph.D. in history. His books include Colonization after Emancipation: Lincoln and the Movement for Black Resettlement (with Sebastian N. Page) and The Rules of the Game: How Government Works and Why it Sometimes Doesn’t (with Paul Weissburg), as well as the forthcoming What is Classical Liberal History? (edited with Michael Douma) and Cracks in the Ivory Tower: The Bad Business Ethics of Higher Education (with Jason Brennan).

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