How Can Anyone Still Believe in COVID Policy?
The failure of The Science™ is comprehensive and unequivocal
COVID policy has become a religious belief for a significant portion of the public. It’s the only explanation that makes sense.
There is no scientific, rational justification for a continued belief that “interventions” matter. All over the world, masks and vaccine passports are failing on an unprecedented scale. How can anyone still believe they work?
The Experts™ have failed, the media is spreading easily disproven disinformation, and local officials are openly lying to justify policies they desperately want to implement, based on zero evidence whatsoever.
COVID policy is a complete disaster; a useless, destructive intrusion on the lives of millions of people, and to anyone paying attention it is blatantly obvious how hopelessly out of their depth politicians and their favored band of credentialed activists actually are.
It defies logic for anyone to support or defend COVID “interventions” at this stage of the pandemic, and yet tens if not hundreds of millions of people, including influential members of the media and public health bureaucracies are demanding further pointless mandates.
It’s important to deconstruct, one by one, the areas devoting themselves to further destruction. The only hope of ever permanently eliminating COVID policy is to totally and completely annihilate any shreds of credibility remaining. There can be no equivocating; “interventions” must end, because they do not work and can not be accepted.
One of the countries most often referenced by anti-science, zero COVID fanatics over the past twenty two months has been Australia.
An island nation, able to isolate itself from the rest of the world and content to trample over their citizens rights, Australia has often been held up as an example of how wonderful life could be in the United States, if only we’d just follow The Science™, like they did.
There are hundreds, if not thousands of examples of major media outlets praising Australia with fawning puff pieces about how they managed to eradicate COVID.
Here’s just one, specifically about Melbourne:
The goal was not just to slow Covid-19 down. It was to eradicate the virus. The state had gone into a stage 4 lockdown — most businesses closed, there was a nightly curfew, and residents were ordered to stay within five kilometers of their home — in August, and it was then extended in September, with the explicit goal of eventually reaching zero new cases.
One of The Experts™ who advised on this strategy, in a surge of remarkable incompetence, explained how an early strict lockdown would ensure COVID elimination and completely annihilate any potential for subsequent COVID waves.
“Without elimination, the third, fourth, or fifth wave is an inevitability. This will either involve more lockdowns or the government will lose the social license to do lockdowns and the virus will spread indiscriminately,” Duckett told me over email, perhaps unwittingly describing the very challenge before the United States during this winter surge. “A hard lockdown in the early stages of the virus gives a chance for elimination, and that gives the chance for business certainty and a full recovery.”
Well, let’s see how successful Australia’s strict lockdowns have been in eliminating the virus and preventing future surges:
That does not look eliminated to me.
In fact, cases have risen over 426,000% since November and December 2020, when the Washington Post and Vox posted their fawning celebrations of Australia’s collective call to action.
Each time a chart is posted showing Australia’s astonishing increase in infections, a group of Australia apologists will claim that eliminating COVID was never the strategy, it was only suppression until vaccination. This is wrong for several reasons.
Firstly, we have direct quotes from the group who influenced COVID policy in Australia stating that elimination was the primary goal. “Without elimination,” the quote begins. So the suppression until vaccination excuse is not obviously not accurate.
Secondly, that line of thinking would lead you to believe that the severity of the surge in Australia would be lessened due to the impact of their world class vaccination rate. Meaning that delaying cases until late 2021-2022 when vaccines were widely available would lead to a decoupling of cases and hospitalizations — cases would surge, but hospitalizations would remain flat.
Well, here’s a chart of hospitalizations and the vaccination rate of everyone over 16 in Australia: