We have long said that the cardinal sin of the COVID response was the spread of total panic. This was the opposite of the longtime convention that the responsibility of the public health system in a pandemic is to keep people calm and society functioning. The hysteria they generated was responsible for hundreds of thousands of non-COVID excess deaths, massive economic and social harms, and worst of all an unprecedented education disaster.
Fauci’s former boss, Francis Collins, recently made a remarkably frank confession:
As a guy living inside the Beltway, feeling a sense of crisis, trying to decide what to do in some situation room in the White House with people who had data that was incomplete, we weren’t really thinking about what that would mean to Wilk and his family in Minnesota, a thousand miles away from where the virus was hitting so hard.
We weren’t really considering the consequences in communities that were not New York City or some other big city.
The public health people, we talked about this earlier, if you’re a public health person and you’re trying to make a decision, you have this very narrow view of what the right decision is, and that is something that will save a life. It doesn’t matter what else happens. So you attach infinite value to stopping the disease and saving a life. You attach a zero value to whether this actually totally disrupts people’s lives, ruins the economy, and has many kids kept out of school in a way that they never quite recovered…
This is a public health mindset. And I think a lot of us involved in trying to make those recommendations had that mindset, and that was really unfortunate. It’s another mistake we made. Okay.
No, not at all Okay!
We are not conspiratorialists, but: There is another factor that remains forever unspoken by the lockdown artists and the panic and economic chaos they caused. It was to at all costs defeat Trump – who was on his way to a landslide reelection.
Here’s the video: