Need to catch up on discussion on devastation caused by government policies in response to the Covid pandemic. Two articles from last year are still timely because they describe the deliberate effort expended by the public health community to destroy the reputation and create severe skepticism of anything they ever say.
7/16/22 – Brownstone Institute –Dr. Birx Praises Herself While Revealing Ignorance, Treachery, and Deceit – Presumed Doctor Deborah Birx admits in her biography that she willfully lied and deceived to push harsh lockdown. She seems quite pleased with her deceptions.
Read this article a year ago and reread it today (6/19/23). I am more staggered today than a year ago at her arrogance, ignorance, willful deception of the US president, and willful deception of the US public.
Remember this is the person that completely ignored travel restrictions and size restrictions in order to travel several states away to have a four generation Thanksgiving celebration. There was a time that you want to post to leave your state and certainly not have more than 10 people of your immediate family at any gathering of any sort.
Her goal all along was complete lockdown of the entire country for an indefinite period of time. She had no concern, nary any indication of the least bit of awareness, of the economically devastating, educationally destroying, and society crushing impact of her dictatorial feelings.
Lest you think I kid, the article described at length her efforts to deceive the president on multiple occasions and deceptively alter weekly reports to further her agenda. This is not based on thirdhand reports, rumors, or speculation. This is based on her biography, which she apparently published intentionally, with no concern of any pushback.
I will provide merely two quotes from her book, again quotes from her, to illustrate the multiple levels of lies she was intentionally pushing.
First, is an explanation of how she sold the “15 Days to Flatten the Curve.” She had to start with a short amount of time on her way to something more severe. From the article:
“We had to make these palatable to the administration by avoiding the obvious appearance of a full Italian lockdown,” she writes. “At the same time, we needed the measures to be effective at slowing the spread, which meant matching as closely as possible what Italy had done—a tall order. We were playing a game of chess in which the success of each move was predicated on the one before it.”
She wanted to go full Italy, a complete lockdown. She knew she could not reach her extremist goal without multiple intervening steps:
“At this point, I wasn’t about to use the words lockdown or shutdown. If I had uttered either of those in early March, after being at the White House only one week, the political, nonmedical members of the task force would have dismissed me as too alarmist, too doom-and-gloom, too reliant on feelings and not facts. They would have campaigned to lock me down and shut me up.”
After she sweettalked the president into a short isolation, she immediately worked on a multilayer effort to get a more severe lockdown of a longer duration in place.
The article continues at length describing her opinion driven, inexperience based, illogical agenda to shatter our economy and culture.
Before the book gets memory-holed for letting out too much truth, I ordered a used copy for future research.
4/28/22 – Vinay Prasad at Substack – Public health has fragmented trust – No kidding.
The public health community, by making things up as they go, developing unsupported policies, ignoring their established protocols, exempting New York athletes from the rules, changing rules every few weeks, pushing 3rd and 4th vaccinations without even a sliver of knowledge how repeated doses of the same vax might harm people, and pushing to vax children under 5 as young as six months without any valid testing, has devastated trust in the public health community.
Furthermore, it has fragmented trust in the entire medical community in general and doctors in particular.
The haphazard policy setting, lacking believable testing, sometimes lacking any testing, has fractured public trust in vaccinations in general. Some people who previously dismissed anti-vaxxers as nuts are now wondering if they have been right. People who previously trusted the medical community in general are starting to wonder what else the medical world is willfully, knowingly doing wrong.
You can understand if people start wondering what advice from the doctor is based on ignorance or possibly intentionally false and misleading.
It is absolutely understandable to wonder what other advice the public health community and the medical world have been saying is equally unreliable.
To everyone who participated in working to corrode trust in the medical world, I say good job. Our health, the public’s health, my health, and my family’s health will all suffer from the damage you willfully, intentionally, deliberately inflicted.
Thanks a lot.
(Yeah, that is a heavy dose of sarcasm. Some things and some people deserve all the sarcasm that can be gathered.)