First published at The Blaze on June 2, 2020
Now that all 50 states are in some phase of reopening, with some clearly more serious about it than others, the temptation will be to move on from the disastrous coronavirus lockdowns as soon as possible. To forget this calamity, and return to normalcy. To get back to making America great again.
And while I have been both one of the earliest and staunchest advocates of ending the lockdowns and returning America to the American people, there remains two lingering questions that must be answered in order to assure such a panic scam is never permitted to undermine our way of life ever again.
1. What happened to Anthony Fauci between Feb. 28 and March 11?
On Feb. 28, Dr. Fauci wrote the following about coronavirus in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine: “If one assumes that the number of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic cases is several times as high as the number of reported cases, the case fatality rate may be considerably less than 1%. This suggests that 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%) or a pandemic influenza (similar to those in 1957 and 1968) rather than a disease similar to SARS or MERS, which have had case fatality rates of 9 to 10% and 36%, respectively.”
If you’re wondering where the much-panned talking point “coronavirus is just a bad flu” originally came from, this is it. It didn’t come from Qanon or some MAGA Reddit forum. It first came from none other than Fauci, the pope of panic porn himself.
But then, just 11 days later while testifying before Congress, America’s so-called chief infectious disease expert told a House committee that coronavirus was “10 times more lethal than the flu” in testimony that plunged the country into lockdown.
What changed with Fauci in just those 11 days? What new piece of data did he acquire that so dramatically altered his public position on the virus? Could it have been the disgraced Imperial College doomsday model? Perhaps he got an early glimpse, but the model wasn’t published until four days later on March 15th. So how else can we possibly explain such a radical about-face from one of our most celebrated “experts”?
Ironically, thanks to the long overdue data from the CDC we’re finally getting, Fauci’s original measured analysis of coronavirus back on Feb. 28 is looking more and more accurate. We must learn what happened after that caused him to become the pied piper leading America into deep recession and destabilization of our healthcare system.
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