Two of the three authors of the Great Barrington Declaration are epidemiologists.
Martin Kulldorff, PhD, is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women’s Hospital who develops epidemiological and statistical models to detect infectious disease outbreaks. The epidemiologist has repeatedly said that restrictions for young and healthy people are unwarranted, as the risk of COVID-19 mortality is a thousand times higher for the elderly than it is for youth.
Sunetra Gupta, PhD. Gupta, is a professor of theoretical epidemiology in the department of zoology at Oxford University.
“We can’t just think about those who are vulnerable to the disease,” Gupta told The Guardian in June. “We have to think about those who are vulnerable to lockdown too. The costs of lockdown are too high at this point.”