I suggest we replace Dr. Anthony Fauci with a brutally frank, totally truthful medical professional.
When will the COVID-19 emergency end? We have been promised by Dr. Fauci several times in the last two years that the end is near. Two weeks to bend the curve, one month total, as soon as we gain herd immunity, as soon as the weather changes, when the vaccination rate reaches a moving percentage target, we can get back to normal, only to see him change the facts as politically correct, not medically correct.
Dr. Fauci knowingly lied when he told us at the beginning of the pandemic masks did more damage than good and not to use them. Fact check that statement and you will see the apologists for the good doctor say he did it to ensure we had masks for health care workers. OK, why is that not a lie?
Wrapping a cloth around your face or using a homemade mask keeps health care workers from using medical grade N-95 masks how? The apologists go on to say that he did not know how the virus was spread; he did not how it was spread? The COVID-19 virus had been raging in the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) for months, and the CDC had people on site studying it. Also, the CDC used your tax dollars to fund research into viruses at the PRC Institute of Virology lab in Wuhan for more than a year!
If COVID-19, a respiratory virus, was not spread through respiration, it would be the first respiratory virus in history not to be spread person to person. Dr. Fauci said that it was not, then it was, causing a large amount of pain and death to the most vulnerable among us. Not to worry, just blindly follow his lead, no questions allowed. Ask a question and you are a science denier; if you question his actions, in his own words, you question science, not him, leading us to believe he is science. The arrogance of the man has caused thousands of people to get sick and die.
Studying respiratory pandemics throughout history to see how they were handled and ended, revealed two basic components were present: masks and ventilation. The Spanish flu, the Black Death, the Sweating Sickness, and more masking up was used and helped; certainly not anywhere near 100% protection, but always some limited protection.
Dr. Fauci told us that an outdoor political rally for President Trump was a super spreader event, but a Black Lives Matter protest with a like number of people was not? Science? Do not wear a mask, then always wear one, then two are better. In a socialist state we are not allowed to question our government.
President Joe Biden told us while campaigning that any president who had 220,000 Americans die on his watch was not qualified to be our president and should resign. Biden’s term as President has seen more than 250,000 die so far, one of the facts that the media has downplayed as COVID-19 has become a political issue; the left-wing socialist media is remaining mute about the numbers as they are not currently politically useful.
Quite frankly, I break with my friends on the conservative side of the COVID-19 issue; I am fully vaccinated but wear a mask with a charcoal filter insert when inside in public, regardless of the government/store/facility policy. Being assigned to Korea for three years gave me a deep respect for the Korean people, who mask up during the normal flu season out of “respect for others.” No government mandate, no mask police, no requirement by stores or facilities, but out of basic human concern for others.
Perhaps if we had handled the masking policy differently from the beginning, we would be masking up because it is the right thing to do. Perhaps if we were not told if we get vaccinated we do not need to mask up any more, from the start, things would be different.
Let’s put politics aside and look at the CDC for its ham-handed policies under two administrations from two parties, who were and are incompetent. It is time to replace Dr. Fauci and place a medical professional in charge, and not a narcissistic politician and media celebrity who tells us what is politically correct at the time but knowingly not medically correct.