Read the following litany of lies.
The pandemic has raised in a very pointed way an important question for American democracy: What is the proper role of experts?
Distrust of our leaders, the press and experts seems to be running high these days, which of course is lamented by our elite class from which they are drawn. Hillary Clinton, for example, says in her political memoir that it is wrong to sow distrust toward people on whom we need to rely: “our leaders, the press, experts who seek to guide public policy based on evidence, ourselves.”
Why is distrust so high these days? Elite analysts have offered many explanations including the internet, a fractured news media, a sudden and inexplicable rise in conspiracy theories and much else that might be lumped under the category of pop psychology. Each of these explanations locates the problem with the great unwashed masses in America who do not understand or adequately appreciate the vital contribution of experts.continued => Most experts have lost the trust of the American public, with good reason – Washington Times
The author doesn’t call the “experts” liars, but he makes it obvious that they are lying. Frankly, the “experts” are lying so much to us that it is fairly obvious that they are not on our side.
What is the latest lie. The “experts” want the vaccinated to wear masks again. Is this necessary? No. Consider the key points from this article.
Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine is just 39% effective in Israel where the delta variant is the dominant strain, according to a new report from the country’s Health Ministry.
The two-dose vaccine still works very well in preventing people from getting seriously sick, demonstrating 88% effectiveness against hospitalization and 91% effectiveness against severe illness, according to the Israeli data.Delta variant: Pfizer Covid vaccine 39% effective in Israel, prevents severe illness (cnbc.com)
Essentially, the Pfizer vaccine works against the delta variant (Which originated India. So let’s call it the Indian strain and blame India. 😉). Therefore, the unvaccinated may be at some risk, but the vaccinated are at very little risk. So, there is no reason for the vaccinated to get angry with the unvaccinated.
So why are the “experts” pitting the vaccinated against the unvaccinated, blaming the unvaccinated for bringing back masking? Why do the “experts” want to bring back masking? Have the “experts” demonstrated that their cure, masking, social distancing, and lockdowns, does more good than harm? No. In fact, there is good reason to believe that their cure is just an unconstitutional powergrab.
How dangerous is the Indian strain? Well, the so-called mainstream news media will tell us how utterly contagious the Indian strain is, but they won’t tell us how the risk of dying from the virus as opposed to driving a car. Here is an exception.
On Wednesday, the Delta variant became America’s dominant COVID strain. Yet it’s no cause for panic: The numbers — especially in Britain, which Delta hit hard — show it causes far fewer hospitalizations and deaths, while vaccines remain highly effective against it.
Most media hype the fear: “Americans should be more concerned about the Delta variant,” a Forbes piece declares. “Scientists have good reasons to sound the alarm,” New York magazine insists. “It’s hard to understand how worried to be,” a CNN analysis claims.
No, actually, the numbers are clear. Yes, Delta, first found in India, does appear more contagious than the Alpha variant first found in Britain — about 50 percent more transmissible, which is why it’s outpaced Alpha there.
Rising cases even prompted Prime Minister Boris Johnson to delay the end of restrictions. But the huge case spike didn’t lead to similar hospitalization or death spikes, so Britain’s back on track to lift regulations July 19.continued => Don’t buy the hysteria: The Delta variant is actually less dangerous (nypost.com)
Remember the original reason for the lockdown? We were worried about overloading our hospitals. So long as that is not a concern, there is no reason for going to “war” with a virus. When the risk is so small, what is the point of ruining our economy and making our lives miserable? Some “expert” says we should? Since he is giving bad advice, why don’t we fire that “expert”?
Worried about the Indian strain? Then consider your personal risk factors and get vaccinated if you can. Otherwise, if you think it helps, wear a decent mask and wear it properly. Undoubtedly, most people will be happy to cooperate and keep their distance from you. Otherwise, we have bigger problems, many caused by people who cannot be trusted. So, we need to get on with our lives. That includes replacing elected leaders who have proven they cannot be trusted.
Ever notice how some of our leading politicians seem to be inexplicably wealthy? Think some of those people are worried about being properly investigated? Wonder if the FBI can be trusted to do such an investigation? Would it be surprising if some of our leading politicians want more power than the Constitution allows so that they can protect themselves from being investigated?
We don’t need to pad our pockets with bribes and to use our power to bully others, which is what some of our leaders obviously think they are supposed to do. Instead, we need to help each other, and we need let each other live our lives as we each see fit. That includes protecting our children from being enslaved by tyrants. We cannot do that if we allow the news media make us afraid of nothing.
- The Covid Delta variant: how effective are the vaccines? | Coronavirus | The Guardian
- Pfizer, Moderna, J&J Vaccines: Efficacy as Delta Variant Concerns Rise – NBC Boston
- Pfizer vax is 88% effective against Delta variant: study (nypost.com)
- Here’s How Well COVID-19 Vaccines Work Against the Delta Variant (healthline.com)
- Why The Delta Variant Is So Contagious: A New Study Sheds Light : Goats and Soda : NPR
- What We Know About the Dangerous Delta Variant (msn.com)
- What doctors wish patients knew about the dangerous Delta variant | American Medical Association (ama-assn.org)