If the riots following the death of George Floyd were the end of the gun control debate, the way the scientific community covered the Chinese coronavirus should end the climate change debate, as these people have shown themselves to be borderline complete clowns at every level who either do not know what they are doing or have a very clear agenda (or both).
They aren’t helped by the fact that so many doctors who previously objected to protests demanding the easing of restrictions later went on to SUPPORT protests against racism and police brutality following the death of George Floyd, thus showing themselves to be Leftist hypocrites.
But for this article, we won’t really be covering how Americans view the scientific community in the U.S. or at large, but rather, how the people of France view the scientific community following a number of inconsistencies in reporting of the Chinese coronavirus that have raised some questions about the validity of their work.
Reporting on a survey made by the Center for Political Research (CEVIPOF) at Sciences Po, UK-based Times Higher Education said that over a third of people in France now believe that the scientific community is hiding information, largely as a result of contradictory messages regarding the use of face masks and overall confusion relating to how beneficial treatments like hydroxychloroquine are towards treating the virus.
Back in mid-March, according to Breitbart News: “84 percent of the French public expressed confidence in scientists, whereas the latest data from late May shows this level of trust has dropped by ten points to 74 percent.”
36% of surveyors also expressed they believe scientists to be hiding information about the virus from the public. Dr. Sylvain Brouard, research director of the National Political Science Foundation at Sciences Po, noted “there’s a significant decline in confidence.” He also noted that two particular controversies have thus far contributed to the decline in French public trust in the scientific community.
The first one is the scientific community’s stance on wearing face masks to keep the virus from spreading. Initially, the government claimed that there “was no scientific evidence favoring the use of masks,” according to Breitbart. Despite this initial claim that masks made no real difference, the government’s stance on the subject matter changed completely to outright MANDATING that people wear masks when using public transportation, a change Brouard noted as being “a complete reversal of policy.”
The second of these controversies has to do with hydroxychloroquine being used to treat the virus. Professor Didier Raoult is the director of the Mediterranean Infection Foundation in Marseilles and the author of a study about the benefits of the anti-malaria drug in treating the Chinese coronavirus. While France’s top public health official ordered to halt the use of hydroxychloroquine back in late May, Raoult has continued to back the efficacy of the drug.
This confusion got worse when it was discovered that a major study conducted to quash the idea that hydroxychloroquine was a viable option for treating the virus was actually entirely hogwash as the company that made the study was comprised of only a few people, only one of which is a doctor and the other people include a science fiction writer and a porn star doubling as a sales director. I am NOT making that up.
That particular study was the basis for the fake news media in the U.S. to attack Trump over his touting of the drug (once again, I feel compelled to remind everyone that Andrew “Grandma Killer” Cuomo also touted the drug but the media only focused on Trump) and likely was the reason for France to stop its use of the drug.
As it stands, the French public has more trust in Professor Raoult than it does in the government’s public health minister. Dr. Brouard noted that the people see “one prominent medical professor saying he has a good answer to the disease and the government doesn’t want to use it.”
Funny enough, this all came before the WHO announced that the Chinese coronavirus was very rarely being spread by asymptomatic carriers.
“From the data we have, it still seems to be rare that an asymptomatic person actually transmits onward to a secondary individual… It’s very rare,” said Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, the head of the WHO’s emerging diseases and zoonosis unit.
Do you remember why it was that we shut down virtually everything like we did? Because we didn’t want to risk catching the disease, not knowing about it/not showing any symptoms, and then transmitting the disease to a loved one who might be at high risk of infection and death, such as grandma or grandpa or even just our parents in general (for us who are younger but not that young).
We were afraid that if we went out there to work or do whatever, we would catch the disease and not know that we had it because we didn’t show any symptoms and subsequently unwittingly endangering our loved ones. And now, roughly four months after we first shut down everything out of this particular fear, we are told that it is extremely rare for such a thing to happen.
Not only that, the WHO fact sheet outright states: “to date, there has been no documented asymptomatic transmission.” So not only is it “very rare” for it to happen, but the WHO doesn’t even have any DOCUMENTED CASES of this happening! So you have to wonder why they are even saying that it is “very rare” for it to happen. Maybe they are just trying to account for the possibility of it happening, even if it so far hasn’t (which, the fact that there are no cases of this happening, is simply outrageous considering how long it’s been since we first began to act on the virus and all of the doom and gloom stories that we were told about the virus, and we largely had no cause for concern in the end), but I’m not entirely sure about that.
You would think that doctors and experts would LEAD with the fact that there are no documented cases of this happening, as that is empirical evidence, as opposed to what they THINK could possibly happen. Ideally, they would have said “there is, at present, no documented cases of asymptomatic carriers transmitting the virus to another person, though that has the potential to change.” This both alleviates people’s fears, knowing it hasn’t happened, and gives room for caution, noting that just because it hasn’t happened before, it doesn’t mean that it can never happen.
But they instead chose to frame it as “it’s very rare”, even though their own findings do not reflect that rhetoric. It’s not simply “very rare”. It’s outright undocumented. It hasn’t happened, at least officially. Not to say it can’t, but to say that it’s “very rare” does not reflect the presently understood facts.
Overall, the people of France have good reason to be so skeptical of the scientific community. It very well could be that they are hiding things from the public for one reason or another (likely for a Left-wing agenda). I’m not one to peddle conspiracy theories, but it’s not like there isn’t some merit to this idea. They have hidden things from us, as is clearly evident, so it’s not like they are above deceit.
And who knows where this will all lead? Maybe this could be the catalyst for public distrust in the nonsensical climate scientists that claim we are killing the planet.
I don’t know what this will lead to in the future, but I do know that the public gives far too much credence to “experts” that routinely show they have no idea what they are doing. I mean, I recently talked about how economic “experts” believed the economy would shed 8 million jobs in May but we actually created over 2 million! So it’s not like “experts” of any particular field have a perfect track-record, and most often, we find that they have an agenda that just-so-happens to coincide with the Left’s.
Leftism corrupts everything it touches. Here’s hoping we beat it back significantly and that people recognize that these eggheads often times speak gibberish and pat themselves on the back for it.
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