Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (R) laid into coronavirus task force head Dr. Anthony Fauci over his failed central planning one-size-fits-all approach to dealing with the COVID pandemic.
“If society meekly submits to an expert, and that expert is wrong, a great deal of harm may occur,” Paul told Fauci during a Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions committee hearing on Tuesday.
Paul quoted Austrian economist Friedrich Hayek’s “Fatal Conceit,” a classic critique of anti-collectivism.
“Fatal Conceit is the concept that central planning with decision-making concentrated in a few hands can never fully grasp the millions of complex individual interactions occurring simultaneously in the marketplace,” Paul said.
“It is a fatal conceit to believe any one person or small group of people has the knowledge necessary to direct an economy or dictate public health behavior.”
The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (https://aapsonline.org) filed a lawsuit against Department of Health and Human Services and the FDA for “irrational interference” by the FDA with timely access to hydroxychloroquine.
Never in history have we seen such a determined effort by the scientific community and pharmaceutical industry to downplay and lie about the use of a successful drug to treat a deadly disease.
In the field and in independent testing hydroxychloroquine displayed amazing results in treating the COVID-19 virus.
But there was great pushback against hydroxychloroquine for two reasons. The first reason was because it was safe and very inexpensive. The second reason is because Donald Trump promoted its use.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the polarising director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, slammed everyday Americans for refusing to go along with ‘authority’ on medical matters, and accused people of ‘amazing denial’ when it comes to ‘truth’.
Speaking on a podcast called Learning Curve, produced by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Fauci charged that “unfortunately, there is a combination of an anti-science bias that people are — for reasons that sometimes are, you know, inconceivable and not understandable — they just don’t believe science and they don’t believe authority.”
“So when they see someone up in the White House, which has an air of authority to it, who’s talking about science, that there are some people who just don’t believe that — and that’s unfortunate because, you know, science is truth,” Fauci asserted.
The National Institutes of Health said that dozens of scientists have been fired or resigned during the Trump administration’s probe into espionage in US laboratories and universities – and the majority had links to a Chinese institution, according to a report.
Fifty-four scientists lost their jobs as part of an investigation launched in August 2018 into NIH grant recipients’ failure to disclose their ties to foreign governments.
Of those 54, 93 percent received hidden funding from a Communist Chinese institution, Science magazine reported.
Michael Lauer, NIH’s head of extramural research, during a virtual meeting with a senior advisory panel on Friday, said the probe targeted 189 scientists at 87 institutions – 80 percent of whom are Asian males who received Chinese financial backing.
The individuals received 285 grants totaling $164 million, Lauer said, and Chinese entities provided hidden support for 175 of them.
Dr. Anthony Fauci on Tuesday called the coronavirus pandemic his “worst nightmare,” and warned that while he’s confident a vaccine will be developed, the outbreak is far from over.
During an interview at a virtual conference held by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said he’s been most surprised by “how rapidly it just took over the planet.” He called the current pandemic one of the worst in world history, noting that while many easily transmissible diseases take six months to a year to span the globe, COVID-19 took just a month.
Fauci said the unique respiratory illness with such transmissibility and lethality “turned out to be my worst nightmare.”
He also dismissed hopes that the pandemic will be over anytime soon. “Where is it going to end? We’re still at the beginning of it,” he said.
Dr. Anthony Fauci now says that a second wave of COVID-19 may not even happen and that wearing a mask is largely symbolic at this point.
What about the second wave?
In a Wednesday interview with CNN’s “Newsroom,” Fauci — member of the White House’s coronavirus task force — said that a second COVID-19 wave is not necessarily inevitable.
“We often talk about the the possibility of a second wave, or of an outbreak when you’re reopening,” Fauci explained. “We don’t have to accept that as an inevitability.”
“Particularly,” he continued, “when people start thinking about the fall. I want people to really appreciate that, it could happen, but it is not inevitable.”
Fauci admitted that he is beginning to feel more and more optimistic as days go by, and insists that the U.S.’s expanded capability for testing is bolstering the COVID-19 response.
He pointed out that a second wave is entirely preventable if the U.S. is able to have the “workforce, the system, and the will to do the kinds of things that are the clear and effective identification, isolation, and contact tracing.”
Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, proclaimed Wednesday that he is wearing a face mask in order to virtue signal ‘respect’ to other people, and that he wants it to be seen as ‘a symbol’ of what everyone else should be doing.
The often maligned Fauci made the comments in an appearance on CNN, commenting that “I think we should be recommending it. As you know, I wear it whenever I’m outside. We can try and keep the usual distance, but sometimes it is out of your control.”
“There are certain things that you can do and still do as you reopen. One is wearing a mask.” Fauci declared, adding that it’s something “everybody should seriously consider doing.”
In the face of a novel virus threat, China clamped down on its citizens. Academics used faulty information to build faulty models. Leaders relied on these faulty models. Dissenting views were suppressed. The media flamed fears and the world panicked.
That is the story of what may eventually be known as one of the biggest medical and economic blunders of all time. The collective failure of every Western nation, except one, to question groupthink will surely be studied by economists, doctors, and psychologists for decades to come.
To put things in perspective, the virus is now known to have an infection fatality rate for most people under 65 that is no more dangerous than driving 13 to 101 miles per day. Even by conservative estimates, the odds of COVID-19 death are roughly in line with existing baseline odds of dying in any given year.
It should be clear at this point that NIAID Director Dr. Tony Fauci has been completely inaccurate with his predictions and extremely dangerous.
This one man was able to crush the greatest economy in world history — something our foreign enemies would envy.
Dr. Fauci made several mistakes during this pandemic the greatest being his lockdown plan and destruction of the US economy.
Dr. Fauci was promoting a garbage “scientific” model that predicted over 2 million US deaths — a completely nonsensical number based on the realities at the time.
Fauci’s most recent panic porn involves a rare inflammatory condition in children that is associated with respiratory infections. This uncommon condition is not unfamiliar to doctors who treat children with respiratory infections. But it does make good headlines for the fake news media during a pandemic.