I have often spoken about the sort of damage the Left has done to science itself in a number of ways, from obliterating biological truths about sex and gender to discarding scientific proof of life in the womb to making assertions of anthropogenic climate change that are not at all based on scientific evidence. The Left has made a joke of science, but even more than that, they have made a cult religion out of it to the point where questioning any part of it is seen as a cardinal offense.
No other time was that true than throughout the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, when we were told that if we had any sort of challenging questions regarding the data we were being presented with, we were on a malicious mission to kill people’s parents and grandparents (meanwhile, Gov. Cuomo essentially was doing that following his March 25th EO sending sick people to nursing and retirement homes). We were told that we had to listen to the “experts” because they had the “data” and the “science” behind them.
However, as Michael Fumento from Just the News recently pointed out, there were a number of instances when the “experts” were flat-out wrong about what they were saying regarding the virus, as well as the data they were presenting.
Before I actually get to those instances, of which there are ten, allow me to preface all of this by pointing out a simple, yet oft-forgotten aspect of science: it is SUPPOSED to be challenged.
Man is not perfect. This means that we are capable of erring. Various sciences are studied by people who err. People used to believe in geo-centricity, the belief that the Earth was the center of the universe, until it was discovered that it was not. It used to be “settled science” that the Sun revolved around the Earth, but because science is about challenging conventional wisdom, people sought to find if that was actually true or not and it was discovered that it was not.
Science isn’t science if it is not challenged and questions aren’t raised. This is the damage the Left makes to the practice, as they use its good name for the purposes of “settling facts” that benefit them politically. It’s why climatologists who dare challenge the idea of anthropogenic climate change, though they are doing their defined jobs as scientists, are blacklisted and fired because of their challenges. The Left, in owning the pillar of power of the sciences, can push out people who challenge what they want seen as scientific fact, even though the very purpose of science is to challenge conventional wisdom to weigh it against objective reality.
As with anthropogenic climate change, the Left has made it their mission to ensure that the “experts” were practically seen as Jesus’ apostles by the public when they talked about the “data” and the “science” regarding the Chinese coronavirus, all for the purposes of getting people so scared that they will comply with whatever the Left wanted (and it clearly worked, as we shut down our entire economy for a few months, leaving millions unemployed).
However, because man is capable of erring, it is no surprise that the data the “experts” brought in was incomplete and ripe for rebuke and revisitation.
Without further ado, let me share with you some of the times the “experts” were wrong that Fumento shared in his Just the News article (not all of the ten instances will be written here because I don’t want to make this article insanely long).
First, the threat level. Back on January 21st, the day of the first Chinese coronavirus case found in the U.S., Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared on Newsmax TV to talk about the virus and how much of a threat it posed to the American public. In that interview, he said: “Obviously, you need to take it seriously and do the kind of things the CDC and the Department of Homeland Security is doing. But this is not a major threat to the people of the United States, and this is not something that the citizens of the United States right now should be worried about.”
Of course, a few months later, that idea was entirely changed and the CDC director said that the virus was the “greatest public health crisis” to strike our nation “in more than 100 years.”
Now, I won’t be too harsh on Fauci here for the simple reason that the data was very much insufficient by that point to determine with any level of certainty if the virus was going to be a big deal. The virus originated in China and we all know that they are not a reliable or trustworthy bunch, and we now know they were hiding things from us for a very long time, to the point where some believe the virus was first found in Wuhan in AUGUST OF 2019. But regardless of whether or not China was lying to us, the fact remains that the data was incomplete and no one of sound mind would disagree with me here.
We didn’t know, back in late January, how bad it would get. And yet, we are supposed to take all the data given to us as 100% true and verified, even if it is changed and that new data is supposed to be taken as 100% true and verified.
It simply does not compute to operate like that.
Moving to another example, there was the masks debacle where the Surgeon General of the United States claimed masks were “NOT effective in preventing general public from catching” the Chinese coronavirus. Following that, the CDC said that you should wear a mask if you are sick or are going to be near someone who is sick, and now, the guideline is that people should wear masks regardless of their health when they are around others.
The third example is the asymptomatic transmission declaration by the WHO, when Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove said that it was “very rare” for asymptomatic people to spread the disease, when that was one of the biggest worries surrounding the virus: that we would unknowingly and asymptomatically be carrying the virus and we could unwillingly be infecting our loved ones, particularly our elders. The data even went so far as to actually show that there hasn’t been a single documented case of asymptomatic carriers spreading the disease, so it’s more than just “very rare” – it’s outright unheard of.
Then there is also the mortality rate, which used to be 3.4% towards the beginning of the pandemic and now sits at around 0.26%. We used to think this was extremely deadly (by certain standards) and nothing like the flu, but now it’s not all too different from the flu in terms of mortality rate. Yes, it’s still higher than the flu’s mortality rate, but considering the fact that non-COVID deaths are being counted as COVID deaths, I’d wager to say that the mortality rate should actually be considerably lower than 0.26% and be closer to the flu, if not even lower than that.
Which brings me to the cause of death, another example brought up by Fumento, since there has been outright proof of non-COVID deaths, such as gunshot wounds, being counted towards COVID deaths. There is also the fact that Dr. Birx said that they were counting people who died “with” the virus as people who died “to” the virus and the fact that Medicare began to provide a 20% bonus for naming the Chinese coronavirus as the main cause of death, which did nothing but give hospitals and morticians a financial incentive to count anything and everything as death to Chinese coronavirus.
Not to mention that the vast majority of deaths are from people 65 and older, with only 7% of COVID-19 deaths coming from people who did not have pre-existing conditions, meaning that 93% of those who died of the Chinese coronavirus (whether with it or from it) also had underlying conditions that could also have contributed to, or even be the main cause of, the actual death of a person.
Another aspect of the “data” the “experts” gave us, particularly early on, was the model that showed over 2,000,000 deaths in the U.S. and over 500,000 in the U.K., which served as the basis for locking things down and going into quarantine. It was found out not too long after that the model didn’t take into account any sort of action by the government and was based on literally nothing being done about the virus which was not a realistic scenario. People would have done something about it, from government officials to businesses themselves, in order to keep people from dying. Those figures were entirely unrealistic and yet were used as the basis and the reason for shutting everything down.
The funny thing is that the professor who made that model, Neil Ferguson, recently said that if the U.K. had locked down just a week earlier, half of the deaths wouldn’t have happened, though he never shared any data that would indicate such a thing. 2020 is the year of 20/20 hindsight, it seems.
And of course, my argument against Ferguson’s claim is that, even if he did actually bring data that would point to it, as I have already established: data is not to be taken as 100% fact 100% of the time. Everyone operated using the data available at the time – data that was not complete at the time, either.
We need to stop pretending like scientific data is equivalent to the Word of God in terms of validity and truth.
And this is why I say that the Left has made a cult religion out of science. Any sort of data presented today, even if it is refuted and cast aside tomorrow, is to be taken as 100% fact and anyone questioning it is an unscientific buffoon who can barely read. We are supposed to blindly trust these “experts” because of nothing apart from the fact that they have the label of “experts”, even as they are proven wrong time and time again.
We are supposed to blindly trust the word of people who likely have an agenda. I say this because doctors and nurses were mounting “counter-protests” against the lockdown protests, saying protesters were putting themselves and others at risk, yet have supported and in some cases JOINED the George Floyd protests featuring barely any of the safety guidelines detailed by the CDC regarding social distancing and wearing masks. And the people wearing masks were often Antifa rioters. Nevertheless, we are supposed to treat their word like the Gospel of Jesus Christ Himself.
We are supposed to accept what these people say as the absolute truth even if scientific evidence shows to be contrary to what they are saying (i.e. anthropogenic climate change).
The Left has turned the institution of science into a religious cult, where you are deemed as an outcast and a freak if you show any semblance of dissent or even reason. Actual scientists don’t have an agenda. Actual scientists review the evidence and data and try to challenge it to weigh it against objective truth. It’s how science has always operated and how we have made the discoveries that we have.
But actual scientists no longer get the spotlight. They no longer get their findings published by mainstream sources. They hardly even manage to keep their jobs wherever they might work if they show dissent to the established Leftist narrative surrounding their fields of study. Either agree with the Left and spread the narrative, even if it is not scientifically found, or be severely punished for doing the right thing and remaining objective.
It’s not even about politics, as the Left has destroyed climatologists who don’t like Trump at all just because they dared step outside of the collective Leftist thinktank. It’s about power for the Left and anyone who disagrees with them at any capacity is seen as a threat to said power. This is the case just about everywhere, not just the “scientific” community.
This is the damage the Left has done to science. They have perverted it to the point where it’s no different from a cult, where “prophets” like the teen climate puppet can emerge, not because they are backed by science, but because they are backed by George Soros and Bill Gates, as well as the Leftist mainstream media which carries the Leftist narratives.
As I have said countless times, the Left must be defeated in every way, in every pillar of power.
“There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek, but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek. For God shows no partiality.”
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