Today’s minicast takes in the observation of an unlikely source—Nate Silver—about how our politicized “public health” establishment worked assiduously to delay the approval of COVID vaccines last year until after the election so as to help defeat Trump, even though this delay might have cost many thousands of lives.

Silver has this letter, signed by dozens of doctors, in mind, which helped persuade Pfizer to delay the application for emergency use of their vaccine:

 

The entire story was actually reported before the election in the MIT Technology Review, which made explicit the campaign by politicized doctors to prevent not only vaccines but certain treatments in development, all because of their deep Trump derangement syndrome. Combined with the recent revelations of how Dr. Deborah Birx and Anthony Fauci worked diligently to suppress the Great Barrington Declaration, it is one more piece of evidence of why Trump should have fired Birx and Fauci early on in the pandemic. Settle in with a dram for an epic rant.

 

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  1. mildlyo Member
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    I thought the public policy rejection of treatments for Covid was driven by the requirement to get the vaccines approved.

    I’d heard there is a regulation somewhere that emergency treatments (vaccine) can only be approved where no treatments (drugs) are available.

    There is a logic to it, of a sort, but I’ll echo my thoughts on the energy policy question. “Do everything we can. Now.”

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  2. LibertyDefender Member
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    Lucretia recites the data I’ve been repeating since March 2020:

    • the median age of CoViD-19 deaths is ~80;
    • 95% of all (overattributed) CoViD-19 deaths include multiple co-morbidities; and
    • the average number of co-morbidities in (overattributed) CoV-D-19 deaths is over 2.5.

    Those facts haven’t changed in over a year and a half. CoViD-19 is NOT a threat to the general population, and never has been.

    CoViD-19 is only a threat to those who are BOTH very old AND very sick.

     * * * 

    It is especially frustrating that the reason we had vaccines available after only one year of development – and didn’t have to wait the typical ten years – is entirely due to one man, Donald Trump.  Trump, by force of personality coupled with a lifetime of achievement in business, drove the entire commercial and regulatory process to achieve what everyone said couldn’t be done.

    Some on Ricochet complain that Trump’s personality affects policy, and that his personality drives many to oppose Trump. Rarely does a NeverTrumper mention any specific policy – good or bad, but instead makes unsupported complaints of vague, undefined personality or character issues.

    Trump singlehandedly revolutionized vaccines, and so of course the Democrat/Media Complex and their corporate enablers had to lie about the vaccines and lay traps for the [insert vague, undefined personality or character-impugning term here] Trump.

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  3. Lucretia Contributor
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    mildlyo (View Comment):

    I thought the public policy rejection of treatments for Covid was driven by the requirement to get the vaccines approved.

    I’d heard there is a regulation somewhere that emergency treatments (vaccine) can only be approved where no treatments (drugs) are available.

    There is a logic to it, of a sort, but I’ll echo my thoughts on the energy policy question. “Do everything we can. Now.”

    You are correct.  And it was not just the money to be made from the vaccines per se, but the fact the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) protected big Pharma from liability for any harm or serious side effects caused by an unproven vaccine.

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  4. Saint Augustine Member
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    Someone mention cocoa and pajamas?

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