Fauci: beyond public health…
There is no doubt that we live in an unbelievably complex biosphere hurtling through the universe. A biosphere filled with known and unknown risks, some of which may be catastrophic to life as we know it. From external threats like an asteroid strike, internal physical hazards such as volcanoes, earthquakes, and fires to biological threats of hostile pathogens created by nature and man. A world made infinitely more dangerous by scientists who are playing God with the modification and introduction of new life-threatening pathogens – either to save lives as preventatives and therapeutics or to take lives as agents of biological warfare.
But it is the hubris of man that poses the most danger. The belief that that man can create, modify and control pathogens without the risk of escape into the environment – creating a near-lethal pandemic. Even worse, man’s arrogance to believe that human nature, the propensity of man to take convenient and cost-saving shortcuts, can be ignored – especially in societies where life is cheap and expendable.
And, as former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel reminds us, it is natural to use crises to promote political agendas which are more about accreting political power and control than to save any particular group of lives. Against this singular power perspective, do we examine some excerpts of Dr. Fauci’s published writings?
Excerpts from Emerging Pandemic Diseases: How We Got to COVID-19…
Living in greater harmony with nature will require changes in human behavior as well as other radical changes that may take decades to achieve: rebuilding the infrastructures of human existence, from cities to homes to workplaces, to water and sewer systems, to recreational and gatherings venues. In such a transformation we will need to prioritize changes in those human behaviors that constitute risks for the emergence of infectious diseases. Chief among them are reducing crowding at home, work, and in public places as well as minimizing environmental perturbations such as deforestation, intense urbanization, and intensive animal farming. Equally important are ending global poverty, improving sanitation and hygiene, and reducing unsafe exposure to animals, so that humans and potential human pathogens have limited opportunities for contact.
[OCS: Essentially, this is the progressive communist democrat de-growth movement in a nutshell. Ceding our future to unelected elites and credentialed experts. A future, as described, requiring a unified governing body and an authoritarian regime.]
It is a useful “thought experiment” to note that until recent decades and centuries, many deadly pandemic diseases either did not exist or were not significant problems. Cholera, for example, was not known in the West until the late 1700s and became pandemic only because of human crowding and international travel, which allowed new access of the bacteria in regional Asian ecosystems to the unsanitary water and sewer systems that characterized cities throughout the Western world.
[OCS: Where was Dr. Fauci when the President of the United States urged travel restrictions from infected areas? (Fauci, who opposed China travel ban and praised their transparency, criticizes Trump response.) How can Fauci continue his flip-flopping? And what of those travelers who traveled to cities outside the banned borders and then entered the United States? There is no doubt in my mind that politics were driving public health through hyper-political bureaucrats like Fauci. Fauci has been at the helm for decades when we saw the flu and other potential pandemics arise from China and Africa – and did nothing to protect the United States. We saw a dishonest World Health Organization prioritize politics over health – with a significant part of its funding coming from American taxpayers and urged on by Dr. Fauci.]
This realization leads us to suspect that some, and probably very many, of the living improvements achieved over recent centuries come at a high cost that we pay in deadly disease emergences. Since we cannot return to ancient times, can we at least use lessons from those times to bend modernity in a safer direction? These are questions to be answered by all societies and their leaders, philosophers, builders, and thinkers and those involved in appreciating and influencing the environmental determinants of human health.
[OCS: At what expense to our inalienable rights and constitutionally-guaranteed freedoms? It seems that our leaders, philosophers, builders, and thinkers are more motivated by power, prestige, and profits than they are the public good. Leading to the question, who can be trusted?]
SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
SARS-CoV-2 is a deadly addition to the long list of microbial threats to the human species. It forces us to adapt, react, and reconsider the nature of our relationship to the natural world. Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases are epiphenomena of human existence and our interactions with each other, and with nature. As human societies grow in size and complexity, we create an endless variety of opportunities for genetically unstable infectious agents to emerge into the unfilled ecologic niches we continue to create. There is nothing new about this situation, except that we now live in a human-dominated world in which our increasingly extreme alterations of the environment induce increasingly extreme backlashes from nature.
[OCS: Only a few people conceived and funded the gain of function research that most likely led to this near-fatal catastrophe. Only a few people collaborated with our enemies to provide dual-use research that was being considered as the basis of bio-weapons. And, only a few people tried to cover-up or delay the consequences of their actions.]
Science will surely bring us many life-saving drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics; however, there is no reason to think that these alone can overcome the threat of ever more frequent and deadly emergences of infectious diseases. Evidence suggests that SARS, MERS, and COVID-19 are only the latest examples of a deadly barrage of coming coronavirus and other emergences.
The COVID-19 pandemic is yet another reminder, added to the rapidly growing archive of historical reminders, that in a human-dominated world, in which our human activities represent aggressive, damaging, and unbalanced interactions with nature, we will increasingly provoke new disease emergences. We remain at risk for the foreseeable future. COVID-19 is among the most vivid wake-up calls in over a century. It should force us to begin to think in earnest and collectively about living in more thoughtful and creative harmony with nature, even as we plan for nature’s inevitable, and always unexpected, surprises.
Perspective -- Emerging Pandemic Diseases: How We Got to COVID-19
David M. Morens and Anthony S. Fauci
PERSPECTIVE| VOLUME 182, ISSUE 5, P1077-1092, SEPTEMBER 03, 2020
The absolute truth and the big government lie...
No government has the power to eliminate disease. They might be able to slow down the spread of disease in regional areas using quarantines, but lacking absolute control over the population, this is unlikely as there will always be those who violate the law. Somewhat akin to a physician changing gloves but wearing the same lab coat as he travels between patients.
Control measures like vaccination passports, mask mandates, mass testing, and vaccination mandates are mostly political maneuvers to gain political power and have yet to be scientifically validated, with some measures having adverse or unforeseen consequences. They are designed to provide the illusion of government action and competence and require a measure of faith in the government and devotion to its dictates.
The near cult-like worship of Saint Fauci is an example of malign political motives and is little more than an attempt to provide the political message of the day. Other experts, equally credentials and experienced, have questions both Fauci's motivation and methodology -- both of which come up short when measured by facts produced by an adherence to the scientific method.
The Left Goes Wild After Fauci Admits CDC Guideline Change Is About Economics
"The reason is that with the sheer volume of new cases that we are having and that we expect to continue with Omicron, one of the things we want to be careful of is that we don't have so many people out," Dr. Anthony Fauci explains why CDC changed Covid isolation guidelines.
What’s funny about this is that now the folks on the left are mad at Fauci and the government for making it so plain that it isn’t just about public health — that economics and the political factored into the decision. If you look at the quote tweets of that Fauci interview, many on the left were furious at the evil government willing to risk the lives of workers. <Source>
There is little doubt in my mind that Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, and Dr. Peter Daszak, President of the nonprofit, non-governmental organization known as EcoHealth Alliance, were part of a conspiracy to fund, collaborate, and then cover-up gain-of-function research involving coronaviruses with the Communist Chinese Wuhan Institute of Virology.
And instead of lying, leaking, and attempting to manufacture phony Trump impeachment scenarios, Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, should be investigating Fauci and Friends concerning treasonous high crimes and misdemeanors for disobeying restrictions on gain-of-function research resulting in the mass murder of American citizens at the hand of a hostile military power.
We are so screwed when we cannot trust our elected leaders and unelected bureaucrat-experts to put aside self-interests and political power ploys and act in the best interests of America and all American citizens.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“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
“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