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Monday, August 15, 2022

I'm Sorry, Never Mind

When the Great Barrington Declaration  was published, it was suppressed, censored and its authors demonized by Anthony Fauci and his media minions in the Fall of 2020. Ironically, the authors' proposed policies then are almost exactly reflected in what the CDC has published in its most recent edit of its COVID guidelines now. The Great Barrington authors were correct then (my comments about it can be found here), and the CDC was 2.5 years late. 

Every public health "expert," catastrophist politician, and media hack that fostered unnecessary fear that ruined lives and livelihoods, not to mention children's education, many adults' mental health, and a nation's economy owes us an apology. We won't ever get one.

Jeffrey Tucker takes a harsh look at the CDC's most recent edit of its COVID guidelines:

What about mass testing?

Forget it: “All persons should seek testing for active infection when they are symptomatic or if they have a known or suspected exposure to someone with COVID-19.”


What about the magic of track and trace?

“CDC now recommends case investigation and contact tracing only in health care settings and certain high-risk congregate settings.”


What about the unvaccinated who were so demonized throughout the last year?

“CDC’s COVID-19 prevention recommendations no longer differentiate based on a person’s vaccination status because breakthrough infections occur, though they are generally mild, and persons who have had COVID-19 but are not vaccinated have some degree of protection against severe illness from their previous infection.”

Remember when 40% of the members of the black community in New York City who refused the jab were not allowed into restaurants, bars, libraries, museums, or theaters? Now, no one wants to talk about that.

Also, universities, colleges, the military, and so on – which still have mandates in place – do you hear this? Everything you have done to hate on people, dehumanize people, segregate people, humiliate others as unclean, fire people and destroy lives, now stands in disrepute.

Meanwhile, as of this writing, the blasted US government still will not allow unvaccinated travelers across its borders!

Not one word of the CDC’s turgid treatise was untrue back in the Spring of 2020. There was always “infection-induced immunity,” though Fauci and Co. constantly pretended otherwise. It was always a terrible idea to introduce “barriers to social, educational, and economic activity.” The vaccines never promised in their authorization to stop infection and spread, even though all official statements of the CDC claimed otherwise, repeatedly and often. . . .

The problem from the beginning was that there never was an exit strategy from the crazy lockdown/mandate idea. It was never the case that they would magically cause the bug to go away. The excuse that we would lock down in wait for a vaccine never made any sense.

People surely knew early on of the social, economic, and cultural devastation that would ensue.

If this entire debacle was solely about public health policy, it's likely that people like Fauci and his ilk would have been fired when he advocated the near insane and ineffective policies that were put into place. But much more was in play, and the result was as destructive as it was wrong.

UPDATE (08/21/2022):

A disheartening twitter thread, aptly labeled "Never Forget," containing photographs depicting the idiocy of government COVID mandates during 2020 and well into 2021, provides frightening images of how easily irrational fear, amplified by political opportunism, can lead to the normalization of insanity. 

There have been virtually no apologies from the catastrophists who rejected scientific data, ignored statistics, censored opposing viewpoints, and outright lied to the public about the dangers and risks associated with COVID-19.