Where’s Dr. Fauci As Another Corona-Myth Dies?

John-Tamny

John Tamny 

For over a year well-to-do Americans have quite literally been “quarantining” packages shipped to them,  and that were dropped off at their residences by “science-denying” untouchables who lacked the means to similarly “shelter-in-place.” The package-terrified have usually waited 48 hours before handling said box and contents.  

What about the Clorox wipes that were never in stock thanks to frantic science believers clearing the shelves of them? Some never left their homes. 

Of course, when the corona-fearful actually ventured outside, they wore gloves while still not touching anything. They jumped out in the street when passing another human since, well, you know, the very humans who’ve driven all progress for millennia were suddenly a lethal menace to one another. But the main thing is that if they had to risk their lives by being in public, the science reverent more than masked up: they wiped down everything they came near.  

Even though airlines were sending out texts ahead of boarding meant to comfort the nail-biting about plane interiors that had been thoroughly scrubbed, passengers still brought their own wipes on planes; that, or they accepted wipes from flight attendants in order to double up on the work done by maintenance. At present, Hilton essentially co-brands its rooms with Lysol…. 

Oh well, apparently all that hand wringing about surfaces was a tad overdone. Last week the CDC announced that the risk of contracting the virus by touching a “contaminated” surface was somewhere in the neighborhood of 1 in 10,000. Another myth born of Covid-hysteria has bitten the dust.  

Since it has, the reasonable in our midst can only hope that Corona-celebrity Anthony Fauci is asked to comment on the new findings. They’re very telling, and not solely because what was once believed deeply has turned out to be so wrong.  

But since all the hysteria about surfaces has been revealed as much ado about nothing, it’s worth starting there. More realistically, it’s worth traveling back in time nearly 40 years to 1983. It was then that Fauci asserted in a paper that “routine close contact, as within a family household” could spread AIDS. To say that Fauci was wrong brings new meaning to understatement.

At the same time, Fauci’s false assumptions in ’83 don’t indict him. Back then little was known about AIDS. Doctors were flying blind as it were, so they worked tirelessly to learn more.  

Applied to the present, all-too-many on the left have hysterically criticized the “science-deniers” in their midst who are only deniers insofar as they haven’t always accepted the present consensus about the coronavirus. As opposed to deniers, these skeptics were just being reasonable. Think about it. It’s not “science” if there isn’t doubt.  

And as Fauci’s incorrect assumptions from long ago yet again remind us, there’s so much we don’t know. There’s so much we get wrong in the early days as we’re learning. In the 1980s the view from the NHS experts in England was that one in five Brits would contract AIDS for which there was no cure. Even in hyper-lefty Hollywood, homosexual actor Tony Perkins went to great lengths to hide his AIDS diagnosis given his reasonable belief that he would never work again. Hollywood had overreacted. By many miles. How little we knew.  

That so many got AIDS so wrong not too long ago should hopefully cause the hysterical of the moment to perhaps dial down their certainty. What you believe likely won’t age well, which is the point. It explains why so many of us were so horrified by lockdowns.  

You see, we weren’t solely against lockdowns because we deny science or that we don’t care about the virus, or didn’t believe it existed. In truth, we were against the lockdowns because freedom produces abundant information in addition to being a virtue on its own.  

We were also against the lockdowns simply because force is superfluous if something threatens; particularly if the threat is thought to be lethal. About Covid’s lethality, doesn’t the latter explain why some of the science-worshipful were so terrified, and so desperate to “quarantine” packages, wipe down doorknobs, and avoid human contact? Okay, but if you were that scared, then what was the point of forced lockdowns?  

Indeed, as has been made plain, the fearful were already going to great lengths to do what they thought would protect them from the virus. The latter yet again explains the lack of Clorox wipes, masks, etc. It’s a reminder that people didn’t need to be forced.  

No doubt the fear expressed by the scrubbers and washers has proven overdone and unwarranted in retrospect, which speaks to why freedom of action during “crises” is so important. In other words, those who threw caution to the wind and who couldn’t be bothered to disinfect everything were just as important as the corona-obsessed when it came to finding answers. Arguably more important. The “deniers” provided information about virus spread that the “believers” could not. Get it?  

In this case, the deniers who lived their lives were correct. Avoiding all contact proved idiotic. The “doubters” had science on their side.  

It’s all yet again a reminder that hysterical certitude isn’t the same as knowledge. Emotion is its own form of denial. 

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John Tamny

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John Tamny, research fellow of AIER, is editor of RealClearMarkets.

His book on current ideological trends is: They Are Both Wrong (AIER, 2019)

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Mike Smith
Mike Smith
23 days ago

‘Where’s Dr. Fauci As Another Corona-Myth Dies?’
To ask the question is to not understand the threat both the CDC and Dr. Fauci have always been to Americans’ health and consent of the governed.

If you knew (or know of) someone in America who died of physical pain-involved suicide for lack of adequate painkiller dosage, the CDC is the reason. And this bloody scandal predates 2020 by at least a decade, folks.

Kim
Kim
23 days ago

So easy to play Monday morning quarterback.

We are just learning more now. It doesn’t make anything we did wrong when we knew nothing

katrinka
katrinka
22 days ago
Reply to  Kim

Yes, it does matter, just ask the families of nursing home patients who were corralled like animals at slaughterhouses, denied freedom, denied preventive care, denied their very lives, all due to PANIC from state governors who had power but, lacked knowledge yet, made the onerous decisions re: lockdowns.

Anthony gargano
Anthony gargano
24 days ago

Bro, they just now gave this data-based probability. So, what you are suggesting is that you are a part of the group of “reasonable in our midst” that somehow are now proved right that your uneducated hunch was right all along? What makes you a credible expert here? Why should I believe “reasonable” people such as yourself during a time where no data exists to gauge our response? Isn’t caution a reasonable approach? In the beginning, we knew nothing of the risks of contracting the virus. We did know people were going to die and they have in large numbers.

I’m sorry, but on issues that are outside of my expertise, I’m gonna go with what the real experts recommend. Because that’s what reasonable people with a reasonable sense of self do when presented with a problem that they aren’t reasonabley qualified to pass judgment on. Smarten up, dawgski. Your hunch may have been right. Actually 1 in 10,000 is still too high a risk for me, so I’ll keep being safe in lue of the potential to be sorry later, thank you. But let’s say you’re right. Wtf does it matter your hunch was right? You’re no expert which renders it a moot point.

Nice job, though, you had a 50/50 chance of getting this one right. Did you flip a coin? You could’ve. I won’t flip a coin on my health. Maybe you shouldn’t either.

Al X
Al X
25 days ago

I learned along time ago after I catch someone having told me a whopper, that’s it NO MORE trusting them. How many lies from Fraudci and the government will it take for masked morons to wake the hell up?!

Chris Cheehan
Chris Cheehan
26 days ago

John Tamny has hit on the problem of SARS-2 without realizing it. Dr Fauci elevated the AIDS virus to epidemic levels even though it was NEVER a virus one could contract from casual contact. The elevation was needed to increase awareness and FUNDING to find a workaround for the AIDS virus. He was successfully scaring the crap out of Americans, and finding a way to protect the gay community.

Along came SARS-2, which attacks the body through the ACE2 receptor. Oddly, that’s the same receptor AIDS and HIV drugs use to deliver life saving care to patients.

Along comes Dr Fauci again. to be behind the curtain, protecting his Gay Community. Flattening the curve was all about keeping a segment of our population AWAY from everyone else. It wasn’t the old people, or heart pstients, or the obese, because any of these groups could be told, or shamed to stay inside until the crisis has been mitigated. It was the Gay population that needed to be locked down, without being told to stay inside directly.

So, EVERYONE locked down to protect the Gay population.

A fact nobody would have accepted if we were just told the truth

The oddest aspect of this past year is not a single reporter drew a line between Fauci, SARS-2 and the Gay population. Not a one

Michael A....
Michael A....
26 days ago

How many of you know that The Fauci is the HIGHEST paid government employee in all the USA? Yes, I deliberately called him “The Fauci”.

Joe C
Joe C
26 days ago

The only problem with Fauci’s mask, is that it only covers half of his face.