Never before in the history of the United States have unelected bureaucrats with scientific credentials been granted the power to supersede the constitutionally-guaranteed freedoms enshrined in the United States Constitution…
Yet, here we are, our lives being governed by arbitrary rules allegedly based on data-driven science. Or, if you listen to politicians, “The Science,” as if there was a single agreed-upon set of reliable facts.
At the intersection of politics and science, we find the almost-universally acclaimed interpreter of science, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the long-time Director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the chief medical advisor to presidents Trump and Biden on the subject of Chinese Communist Party Coronavirus.
First, there was the mask controversy…
Mask, no mask, N95 masks, cloth masks, and double masks? No real science, just the analysis of aerosol mists from jury-rigged dummies as if these models were proxies for a real-world environment. Yet, with all the data gathered, there are no conclusive findings. Some research papers say masks work; others say they don’t work. And Fauci spews the latest non-replicated and un-validated findings with an unwarranted certitude. Along with the normal and customary weasel-words leaving sufficient wiggle-room should future prove what he says to be faulty.
Now comes the social distancing controversy…
Now the esteemed Dr. Fauci, who promoted the Centers for Disease Control’s six-foot spacing requirements, has reviewed a Massachusetts paper that suggests that a three-foot spacing interval may be sufficient for schools.
Responding to CNN's Jake Tapper about Massachusetts' study…
TAPPER: There's this new study from researchers in Massachusetts just out this week. It found no significant difference in coronavirus spreading in schools where there was six feet of distancing vs. three feet of distancing.
TAPPER: But that six-foot requirement, that's one of the main hurdles to reopening schools.
FAUCI: Right. Right. And...
TAPPER: Does this study suggest to you that three feet is good enough?
FAUCI: It does, indeed.
And that's exactly the point I'm making, Chuck (sic). What the CDC wants to do is, they want to accumulate data. And when the data shows that there is an ability to be three feet, they will act accordingly.
They have clearly noted those data. They are, in fact, doing studies themselves. And when the data are just analyzed -- and it's going to be soon. I mean, Jake, you're asking the right questions.
And the CDC is very well aware that data are accumulating making it look more like three feet or OK under certain circumstances. They're analyzing that.
And I can assure you, within a reasonable period of time, quite reasonable, they will be giving guidelines according to the data that they have.
What did the researchers actually say…
Effectiveness of three versus six feet of physical distancing for controlling spread of COVID-19 among primary and secondary students and staff: A retrospective, state-wide cohort study
Among 251 eligible school districts, 537,336 students and 99,390 staff attended in-person instruction during the 16-week study period, representing 6,400,175 student learning weeks and 1,342,574 staff learning weeks. Student case rates were similar in the 242 districts with ≥3 feet versus ≥6 feet of physical distancing between students (IRR, 0.891, 95% CI, 0.594-1.335); results were similar after adjusting for community incidence (adjusted IRR, 0.904, 95% CI, 0.616-1.325). Cases among school staff in districts with ≥3 feet versus ≥6 feet of physical distancing were also similar (IRR, 1.015, 95% CI, 0.754-1.365).
Lower physical distancing policies can be adopted in school settings with masking mandates without negatively impacting student or staff safety.
Of course, school districts have spent millions of dollars reconfiguring classrooms, class sizes, and teacher workloads. Fauci had a comment on this also…
Fauci: Stimulus bill needs to be passed for schools to reopen
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, said on Sunday that a stimulus bill needed to be passed in order for schools to safely reopen.
While appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” Fauci spoke with host George Stephanopoulos about how schools could safely reopen, expanding on new guidelines that were recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
“It's the first time that it’s been put down in a document based on scientific observations and data over the last several months to a year, both in the United States and elsewhere. Part of that is to indicate and to suggest strongly that a preference be given to teachers to get vaccinated,” Fauci said, though he added it was possible to reopen schools without having all teachers vaccinated beforehand.
When asked by Stephanopoulos if schools had the resources available to abide by the new CDC guidelines, Fauci said he did not believe so. “I think that the schools really do need more resources and that's the reason why the national relief act that we're talking about getting passed — we need that. The schools need more resources.” <Source>
But, the most important issue is the return of our God-given freedoms after an unconstitutional lockdown...
Here is Joe Biden telling us if we are good and follow the rules, we may be allowed to celebrate our heritage of freedom on July 4th – of course, in small groups.
"Fourth, in the coming weeks, we will issue further guidance on what you can and cannot do once fully vaccinated to lessen the confusion, to keep people safe, and encourage more people to get vaccinated. And, finally, fifth, and maybe most importantly, I promise I will do everything in my power. I will not relent until we beat this virus.
"But I need you, the American people. I need you. I need every American to do their part. And that's not hyperbole. I need you. I need you to get vaccinated when it's your turn and when you can find an opportunity. And to help your family, your friends, your neighbors get vaccinated as well. Because here's the point.
"If we do all this, if we do our part, if we do this together, by July the 4, there's a good chance you, your families and friends, will be able to get together in your backyard or in your neighborhood and have a cookout or a barbecue and celebrate Independence Day. That doesn't mean large events with lots of people together, but it does mean small groups will be able to get together. <Source: White House>
Screw Joe Biden and his cadre of communists and progressive socialist democrats.
Fauci playing both sides…
President Biden said Monday that local doctors and preachers are more influential than former President Donald Trump when it comes to persuading Mr. Trump’s vaccine-skeptical supporters to get their shots.
“I discussed it with my team, and they say the thing that has more impact than anything Trump would say to the MAGA folks is what the local doctor, what the local preacher[s] — what the local people in the community say,” Mr. Biden said at a White House event. Mr. Biden had been asked whether Mr. Trump should promote the coronavirus vaccine among Republicans who are skeptical of getting their shots.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, a top medical adviser to Mr. Biden, said over the weekend it would make “all the difference in the world” if Mr. Trump led a public campaign to convince his supporters to take the vaccine. <Source>
No matter what Biden or Fauci says, President Donald Trump was following the advice of Dr. Fauci and the scientists. As is his management style, Trump set the goal, put others in charge, and stepped aside. Of course, he took credit for the accomplishments of others, as is the practice in every organization with a strong leader.
When it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine, the hypocrisy of the progressive socialist Democrats knows no bounds. When President Trump was in office, the progressive socialist democrats actively campaigned against any vaccine developed under the trump Administration. Now, capitalizing on the heavy-lifting that saw a number of vaccines and therapeutics developed in record time and a military-led plan for an aggressive roll-out of the drugs to the states, we now find the Administration taking credit for the Biden-vaccine and wrongly suggesting that Biden’s Administration had to rescue the shambles of the Trump distribution plan. Of course, it wasn't Trump, but the states, that botched the roll-out with their idiotic unscientific equity plans that ignored the most vulnerable among us.
Researchers developed working therapeutics in record time, conducted controlled studies, and rolled-out the results to the world. Why haven’t researchers been able to get a handle on the mechanical facts that are constraining our lives? Could it be politics and the billions of dollars flowing from the taxpayers to institutions, corporations, and individuals? Could it be the emergency powers granted to politicians who are reluctant to return our freedoms? Or could it be that we have been fed a load of SWAG (Scientific Wild Ass Guestimates) by bureaucrats winging it and speaking with a certitude that cannot be substantiated by the facts? Or "The Science."
I’ll bet it's all three.
To say we are being screwed is an understatement, especially with the World Health Organization and many Americans in the pocket of the Communist Party of China and big pharma.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
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“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS