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The podcast today examines how three pillars of the American COVID response—masking, vaccination rather than natural immunity, and the denial of Chinese responsibility for the outbreak—are all collapsing at once under the harsh light of actual scientific reality. Give a listen.
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The recent China experience with the virus shows how masks do not work. China had obsessive masking and total lockdown – no covid. Then they released the lockdown. Still had obsessive masking. Covid quickly spread throughout the population.
Blaming the democrat power structure and Fauci enables republican authority centers ( commentary, fox, wsj, Trump, republican held house ) to escape blame. No one on the republican side was able to put forward a science based policy approach that was sound and answered people’s concerns.
Even now, the argument against the vaccine, that it causes blood clots and football players to have heart attacks is not true. Yes, there have been excess deaths since 2020. But a majority of the population has been infected with covid. What causes more harm – a covid infection or an mRNA vaccine? How are policy makers supposed to know?
The first sign that the virus was going to behave like past pandemics was when the hospitalization and death rate started to drop. Remember the need for so many ventilators? Covid mutated into something that was less deadly. Respiratory viruses appear to burn themselves out. Become less deadly over time. If that is true, republicans should have been arguing based on that science all along.
I agree, Trump could have used people like Dr Jay Bhattacharya to challenge the policies of Fauci.