Literally Thousands of Doctors and Scientists Have Come Out Against Fauci’s Lockdowns Including a Nobel Prize-Winning Biophysicist. The Media Just Didn’t Want US Know


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As RedState’s very own Sister Toldjah reported earlier today, the doubts President Trump recently expressed about the wisdom of Dr. Fauci’s advice on COVID-19 has elicited a chorus of smug accusation from the usual suspects that he’s “ignoring the experts.”

Sister Toldjah pointed out that it’s hard to know what their complaint even means given how often Fauci and other media-anointed authorities have done total 180s.

But, even putting aside how their advice seems to change with the political winds, the idea that there’s some scientific consensus in favor of the extreme measures inflicted on us in response to COVID-19 couldn’t be further from the truth.

Though you don’t hear their perspectives on CNN, countless scientists and doctors have tried to warn us not only that COVID-19 isn’t nearly as deadly as we’ve been led to believe; they’re also certain that the lockdowns themselves constitute a much bigger menace to public health.

For example, though the establishment media has somehow failed to make it widely known, in May “[t]housands of physicians in all specialties and from all states” signed a public letter to President Trump describing the lockdowns as a “mass casualty incident” and warning that:

It is impossible to overstate the short, medium, and long-term harm to people’s health with a continued shutdown. Losing a job is one of life’s most stressful events, and the effect on a persons health is not lessened because it also has happened to 30 million other people. Keeping schools and universities closed is incalculably detrimental for children, teenagers, and young adults for decades to come. The millions of casualties of a continued shutdown will be hiding in plain sight, but they will be called alcoholism, homelessness, suicide, heart attack, stroke, or kidney failure. In youths it will be called financial instability, unemployment, despair, drug addiction, unplanned pregnancies, poverty, and abuse.

 

 

Similarly, way back in April, two California emergency room physicians gave a press conference in which they rejected basically every single premise used to justify the lockdowns. Moreover, unlike Fauci, they actually gave detailed explanations of the reasons behind what they were saying rather than demanding blind obedience.

Dr. Dan Erickson and Dr. Artin Massihi presented data from all across the world indicating that Fauci’s response to COVID-19 was completely out of proportion with the threat it posed. They also explained that isolating healthy people is an unheard-of response that violates the basic tenets of both microbiology and immunology. And, like the thousands of doctors who signed that letter to the president, Dr. Erickson described in painful detail the disastrous public health consequences working emergency room physicians on the front lines are seeing every day as a result of these lockdowns.

“Child molestation is increasing at a severe rate. We can go over multiple cases of children who’ve been molested due to angry family members who are intoxicated, who are home, who have no paycheck. These things last a lifetime. They aren’t like a seasonal flu, they are going to follow these children and affect them in a negative fashion for their entire lives…Spousal abuse. We see people coming in here with black eyes and cuts on their face… Alcoholism…anxiety..depression…suicide is spiking…These are things I’m hearing from E.R.s, talking to my doctors, and talking to people across the country to find out what they’re seeing. [They] effect people for a lifetime, not for a season.

In a sign of how much our elites really care about following the science, Youtube banned the video of Dr. Erickson and Dr. Massihi’s press conference even though it not only featured medical experts fully explaining the science behind their conclusions; it was also posted by a local News channel. Fortunately, the video is still available on other platforms that don’t censor views contradicting the mainstream media’s official narratives. Some local news outlets have also acted like journalists instead of gatekeepers and given the public a chance to hear Dr. Erickson’s take.

 

 

But Youtube also censored Laura Ingraham when she interviewed Doctors Erickson and Massihi on Fox News:

 

 

Nor are Erickson and Massihi by any means the only physicians claiming that the lockdowns Fauci’s pushed us into have nothing to do with “following the science.” Some have even thus far managed to avoid YouTube censorship.

 

 

As Powerline’s John Hinderaker wrote back in April in a post linking to Dr. Erickson Massihi’s now censored Youtube video:

It is perhaps unfortunate that bureaucrat doctors and academic doctors have dominated public discussion of the Wuhan virus. What some would call real doctors–those who actually treat patients–have been little heard. Two emergency room physicians from California decided to do something about that. The called what looks like a press conference before local reporters to discuss their experiences and their interpretation of the worldwide COVID data.

Criticism of Fauci, however, has by no means been restricted to working physicians. Scientists with more theoretical backgrounds have also tried to get the word out that there’s no scientific justification for what Fauci’s sold the nation on.

John P.A. Ioannidis is a professor of medicine at Stanford University as well as both a professor of epidemiology and population health. When these lockdowns first started kicking in, Ioannidis published an op-ed titled, A fiasco in the making? As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, we are making decisions without reliable data. And, again in sharp contrast to Fauci, Dr. Ionnidis broke down his reasons for thinking the threat of COVID-19 was being dangerously exaggerated.

Since then, Dr. Ioannidis has done research on how prevalent COVID-19 is which indicates that the virus’s fatality rate is likely comparable to the flu’s

 

 

Media airheads like CNN’s S.E.Cupp excoriated President Trump for ignoring the science when he criticized Fauci. Meanwhile, in the real world, Nobel Prize-winning biophysicist Michael Levitt has lambasted this lockdown in terms that make the president’s remarks seem almost seem like unqualified praise:

 

 

Apparently S. E. Cupp doesn’t think Nobel Prize-winning biophysicists know anything about science.

Likewise for Oxford University’s Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine. They’ve been presenting cold hard data since the day these lockdowns began showing that Fauci‘s testimony to congress that COVID-19 is “at least 10 times more lethal than the flu” had no basis in scientific reality.

 

 

Former chief of neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Scott W. Atlas warned us way back in April that, Fauci’s lockdown, rather than being based on science, contradicted the “empirical evidence” and “fundamental principles of biology established for decades.” According to Dr. Atlas’s expert opinion:

 

The overwhelming evidence all over the world consistently shows that a clearly defined group — older people and others with underlying conditions — is more likely to have a serious illness requiring hospitalization and more likely to die from COVID-19. Knowing that, it is a commonsense, achievable goal to target isolation policy to that group, including strictly monitoring those who interact with them.

The appropriate policy, based on fundamental biology and the evidence already in hand, is to institute a more focused strategy like some outlined in the first place: Strictly protect the known vulnerable, self-isolate the mildly sick and open most workplaces and small businesses with some prudent large-group precautions. This would allow the essential socializing to generate immunity among those with minimal risk of serious consequence, while saving lives, preventing overcrowding of hospitals and limiting the enormous harms compounded by continued total isolation. Let’s stop underemphasizing empirical evidence while instead doubling down on hypothetical models. Facts matter.

 

 

I could go on listing working physicians and theoretical scientists who are opposed to Fauci’s lockdown all day. But S.E Cupp, Pete Buttigieg, and all the others who defend Fauci by chanting “follow the science” don’t have a clue what they’re talking about. Nothing could be less scientific than blindly following the word of some alleged authority and trying to bully everyone else into doing so by mindlessly regurgitating some idiotic catchphrase. Science is about believing things for a reason, not because some media-anointed expert insists on them.

Science is also about research. And if Cupp, Buttigieg and the rest had the slightest interest in discovering whether our response to COVID-19 was justified, they would have spent a half-hour doing some and found any number of prominent scientists and working physicians who believe these lockdowns have violated the basic tenets of science and completely Fauci’s claims about the threat of COVID-19.

In fact, one scientist whose opinion both Cupp and Buttigieg respect published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine just 11 days before Fauci appeared before congress contradicting his testimony that COVID-19 was “at least 10 times more lethal than the flu.”

According to this researcher, whose opinions are also often featured in the mainstream media,

The overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%).

The author of that New England Journal of Medicine piece was none other than Dr. Fauci himself. Apparently, the “expert opinion” that S. E. Cupp and Pete Buttiegieg are trying to bully the rest of us into following blindly just like they do is strictly for the masses and not something Fauci wanted to present to other experts unlikely to fall for bogus stats.

So the next time someone tries to convince you that COVID-19 is substantially more deadly than the seasonal view, just tell them they need to shut up and listen to the experts.

 

 





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