Who doesn’t want the truth? Just because a famous movie line tells some that they can’t handle the truth, does not mean we should settle for half-truths and outright deceptions. If you missed the fireworks, a few Senators did their own interrogations of CDC staff in recent weeks. Asking our famous Dr. Fauci and CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH. Republican senators pointed out several inconsistencies and inaccuracies coming out of our Center for Disease Control leaders, asking these leaders to explain themselves.
The MedPageToday link provides further details, but Senators Susan Collins and Rand Paul MD pointed their questions to the CDC leaders seeking some clarifications. Of course, the CDC leaders had their answers and excuses but at the very least it made for some tense dialogue.
In the end, Dr. Fauci responded to Tina Smith (D-Minn.) regarding the impact of “conspiracy theories” on the COVID efforts. He responded with “Theories are not helpful in what we’re trying to do,” said Fauci. “I guess I can say that with some degree of confidence.”
In the end, I can agree with Dr. Fauci, that “theories”, better known as legitimate questions about policy decisions and the virus’ origin are truly “not helpful” to what they are trying to do to our society. Allowing those impacted by the policies to ask questions is definitely not helpful while they are teaching people to fear others irrationally. Allowing debate is definitely not helpful to their efforts to normalize a new normal. Allowing common sense to have a voice in this discussion would definitely hinder their attempts to confuse all of us until we do whatever they say next.
Frankly I am tired of following the “Dr. Fauci Says” game which seems more and more fabricated every day. For 2021 and beyond, we need to return to thinking rightly about science and public policy. Learn to discern. Then stand up and ask questions. Don’t get bullied by those who are afraid of their own shadow.
MedPageToday. GOP Senators Warn of Eroding Trust in CDC. by Shannon Firth, Washington Correspondent, MedPage Today May 11, 2021. Accessed May 12,2021. https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19/92538
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