Dumb Politician Tries To Defend Fauci
A state senator from Tennessee is very unhappy with me.
Heidi Campbell of the state’s 20th senatorial district responded to one of the emails I sent out to my subscribers. I must have made some side remark about Dr. Fauci, and she was none too pleased.
As you will see in what follows, Senator Campbell evidently thinks that public health bureaucrats take some class in college that teaches them how to balance lockdowns against collateral damage and therefore gives them the exclusive right to make judgments in this area.
There is no such class, obviously. Not to mention: lockdown was universally rejected by the public health literature before 2020.
(So “trust the experts” both when they tell you definitely not to do X, and then also trust them when suddenly and without evidence they demand you do X.)
Here is what she wrote to me:
The puerility of a grown man who has been given so much opportunity in life actively attacking a doctor who has tried to disseminate good public health messaging is really just embarrassing. I realize that you are the kind of person who does not listen and just speaks, but I encourage you to take some time to think about your value system and what you’re doing to make the world a better or worse place. If you’re honest with yourself I suspect you’ll find some areas where you might want to change some things.
When I received this message I was out with my kids, so I wasn’t in a position to draft the most eloquent of replies. But I did quickly dictate something into my phone:
If you’re [sic; error caused by the dictation function on my phone] concern is science, health, or the norms of civilization, I cannot imagine how you could be criticizing me, of all people.
What’s embarrassing is somebody who continues to make excuses for this man despite being embarrassingly wrong on schools (or are you telling me Europe was wrong?), predicts superspreader events that never occur, and has literally, and I mean literally, no explanation for why states without lockdown have better age-adjusted covid mortality.
Tell me, what is your explanation for that? I’d love to hear it. Andy Slavitt doesn’t know, either.
Oh, and put masks on 2-year-olds, even though there are literally no randomized control studies on this. And Europe doesn’t do it.
The results of this fias
Article from LewRockwell