Sure it’s a limited in scope article, but, if any ‘trust the science’ people come to realize covid and the experimental jab, lock downs and discrimination were not about science, rather it was a hard sell tactic, than it’s worth sharing!
As a medical student and researcher, I staunchly supported the efforts of the public health authorities when it came to COVID-19. I believed that the authorities responded to the largest public health crisis of our lives with compassion, diligence, and scientific expertise. I was with them when they called for lockdowns, vaccines, and boosters.
I can see now that the scientific community from the CDC to the WHO to the FDA and their representatives, repeatedly
overstated the evidence and misled the publicabout its own views and policies, including on natural vs. artificial immunity, school closures and disease transmission, aerosol spread, mask mandates, and vaccine effectiveness and safety, especially among the young. All of these were scientific mistakes at the time, not in hindsight. Amazingly, some of these obfuscations continue to the present day.
Funny, I could see clearly, in real time how the accepted “scientific community” lied about everything that was connected to this virus. Everything!
We made science a team sport, and in so doing, we made it no longer science. It became us versus them, and “they” responded the only way anyone might expect them to: by resisting.
Most of us did not speak up in support of alternative (contradicting but sane and rational) views, and many of us tried to suppress them. When strong scientific voices like world-renowned Stanford professors John Ioannidis, Jay Bhattacharya, and Scott Atlas, or University of California San Francisco professors Vinay Prasad and Monica Gandhi, sounded the alarm on behalf of vulnerable communities, they faced severe censure by relentless mobs of critics and detractors in the scientific community—often not on the basis of fact but solely on the basis of differences in scientific opinion.
The leaders of the mob simply engaged in basic fear mongering, name calling and other propaganda type manipulations. The mob itself became a flock of chicken littles- forever saying the sky is falling and yet it never did!
I’m ignoring the label of conspiracy theory unless it is attributed to the vaccine pushing/lock down/ pro-discrimination crowd. It was they who engaged in conspiracy theory, fear mongering and manipulation-
Which is why they got everything wrong!
Those of us who resisted did so on solid grounds with lots of evidence to back up our reasoning! We dealt in facts. Not nonsense.