Meet Kelly Brown, One of Ontario's Data Heroes
"How an Outsider on Twitter is Beating Public Health at its own Game"
The Canadian business and investing substack Chapter Twelve, managed by a long-time Bay Street investment analyst, has written a thorough profile of Kelly Brown and his impressive work “beating public health at its own game”.
If you don’t already know Kelly from his presence on Twitter (@rubiconcapital_), he is a former Bay Street analyst who has used his analytical background to pick apart the logical flaws in Ontario’s pandemic response.
Kelly noticed that our province’s response was based on fear rather than an objective interpretation of risk:
He was surprised that media, politicians, and public health officials weren’t more focused on the age stratified risk profile. Young healthy people, especially kids, were not at risk from the virus. This was fantastic news, there was no reason to be fearful. And yet, it almost seemed at times like those in charge of pandemic response actually wanted to promote fear.
He has stepped up during the pandemic to become a leader in his community, even making carefully crafted presentations to the City of Toronto’s Board of Health:
We encourage you to take the time to read more about Kelly Brown, who has used his Bay Street background not to profit from the suffering of others, but to help us all move through the worst crisis this province has faced in generations - not only a health crisis, but a social, economic, and political crisis that has forever altered the course of the lives of many in Ontario.
A true mark of selflessness is dedicating the hours of one’s day seeking a better future for others while gaining no personal benefit. Kelly spoke up and sought to extinguish the flames of covid hysteria when doing so risked damage to one’s reputation.
Better days are ahead for Ontario as public opinion shifts to optimism and a willingness to move forward without debilitating fear, and Kelly has played no small part in helping us shift the conversation away from that debilitating fear and back to science and data.
The full article is available here.
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