The Experts™ Have No Idea What They're Doing
Their policies are made up, evidence free nonsense and they're being proven catastrophically wrong more and more every day
I use a trademark when referring to The Experts™, because The Experts™ describes a specific set of preferred Twitter personalities that determine government policy.
There are many, MANY legitimately credentialed experts that do not agree with the pervasive groupthink and hive mind mentality that dominates popular discourse.
Vinay Prasad, Martin Kuldorff, Jay Bhattacharya, Scott Atlas, Sunetra Gupta, Carl Heneghan, Stefan Baral, Tracy Hoeg and many others have contradicted the “consensus” and spoken out against COVID policies that achieve little, with tremendous negative ancillary consequences.
Instead of incorporating their opinions and research into decision making, politicians like Anthony Fauci and Francis Collins have vilified and attempted to discredit them for the crime of accurately assessing the tremendous failure of lockdown related policies.
Many media outlets have predictably jumped on the band wagon, mainly by ignoring their input entirely. How many times have Fauci, Andy Slavitt, Peter Hotez or Leana Wen been featured on major television? How many times have Kuldorff or Bhattacharya?
That’s not an accident. It’s a purposeful prioritizing of a specific viewpoint over another. Fear at all costs, endless and pointless interventions, and disgraceful authoritarianism.
Rationality, proportion, risk-benefit discussions, and accepting reality are anathema to the media, and thus they refer exclusively to The Experts™ when covering the COVID response.
But the narratives are collapsing. The Experts™ are failing. Their policies aren’t working, in remarkably dramatic fashion.
Consequently, the great messaging shift is underway. The Experts™ are clearly lying, desperately trying to regain control of the narrative as their beloved policies collapse in on themselves.
They’re deliberately ignoring their previous sentences, providing cover for the fact that they’ve been exposed as hopelessly incompetent authorities who’ve ignored inconvenient reality.
So let’s go through a few of their more dramatically inaccurate claims and the unfolding situation in the winter wave.
Vaccines Stop the Spread
This is the big one.
They have repeatedly and demonstrably claimed that the vaccines would stop the transmission of COVID.
Dr. Fauci claimed that vaccinated people become “dead ends” for the coronavirus:
Notice the date? May 16th. Just seven months ago.
Here’s a full quote from the article, showing how confident Fauci was that the vaccines would dramatically stop the spread of COVID:
"When you get vaccinated, you not only protect your own health and that of the family but also you contribute to the community health by preventing the spread of the virus throughout the community," Fauci said. "In other words, you become a dead end to the virus. And when there are a lot of dead ends around, the virus is not going to go anywhere. And that's when you get a point that you have a markedly diminished rate of infection in the community."
I added the emphasis, as it’s extremely relevant to the next Fauci quote I want to highlight.
Fauci said that when you have a lot of “dead ends,” in the form of vaccinated individuals, the virus is not going to go anywhere. Well, what percentage of people is “a lot?”
Thankfully, Fauci also gave us a specific target of how many “dead ends” we’d need to see in order for the US to maintain the “markedly diminished rate of infection in the community” that many states had in May 2021.
What’s the target? What’s the magic number we need to see to dramatically diminish infections through all of the vaccinated “dead ends?”
“If we get to the president’s goal — which I believe we will attain — of getting 70 percent of people getting at least one dose, adults that is, by July 4, there will be enough protection in the community that I really don’t foresee there being the risk of a surge,” Fauci said.
In fact, it’s not even 70% of the entire population, it’s just 70% of adults.
He added that with vaccines that are as “highly effective as these ... you get a substantial proportion of the population vaccinated, the chances of there being a surge are extraordinarily low, I mean quite, quite low."
Did you catch that? “The chances of there being a surge are extraordinarily low.”
Not just low, extraordinarily low. He even said it again, the risk of a surge are “quite, quite low.”
This is exactly what has lead to one of the most abhorrent, failed policies in world history — vaccine passports. The nation’s leading infectious disease expert determined specific vaccination targets to reach that would end the pandemic, prevent surges and lead to a markedly diminished rate of infection in the community.
Well, let’s see how his assumptions have aged!
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