This Report, Lockdowns and the Science of Covid, has been prepared from submissions to the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench by Dr. Jay Bhattacharya on behalf of several Applicants in a Charter challenge against the Government of Manitoba. Most of this material was prepared in December 2020, with some updates in March 2021 and June 2021. It thus reflects the scientific literature up to those dates. The Applicants represented by the Justice Centre allege that the provincial lockdown response to COVID-19 is unconstitutional and unjustifiably violates the Charter freedoms of Manitobans.
This extensively researched and documented Report discusses the questions: Does Covid pose a real or imminent serious threat to the health of the population? Can asymptomatic individuals spread Covid? Are lockdown measures necessary to maintain and enhance the health and well-being of the population? Can religious services be held safely? Can restaurants and bars be opened safely?