Just yesterday I read an article in Politico by a national know it all, Quint Forgey, who criticized Scott Atlas because he asked the citizens of Michigan to defy their governor, Gretchen Whitmer, with regard to her coronavirus restrictions.
The author stated that Scott Atlas was no expert in infectious disease or epidemiology.
Well, my dear author, neither is Dr. Fauci or the assorted academic puppets who parrot Fauci’s nonsense.
Reality has proven Dr. Fauci to not be an expert in anything.
You don’t get to be an expert by graduating from an Ivy League School.
You don’t even get to be an expert by poring over statistical data.
You don’t get to be an expert by riding on Air Force One.
You don’t get to be an expert by receiving a Presidential Medal of Freedom.
You don’t get to be an expert by being called an expert.
You don’t get to be an expert by going along with what the politicians want so that you can look good.
You get to be an expert by articulating truth and guiding people into a better place.
One thing we’ve learned from this coronavirus experience is that the experts are not experts at all.
In fact, I think it’s fair to say that Dr. Fauci doesn’t understand the basic principles of immunology at all. Or maybe in this case, he doesn’t want to.
He certainly doesn’t understand epidemiology.
If he had, he would have protected those citizens in New York eight months ago.
One of the basic precepts in epidemiology is to quarantine the sick. Another basic precept is to protect the vulnerable.
If he knew with certainty that the cold weather was going to produce more deaths now, why didn’t he articulate and act upon that eight months ago? Why didn’t he protect the citizens of New York by sending them down south for a few months? He could have accomplished that with minimal cost (less than 100 billion) in comparison to what it cost the nation to lock everyone down (trillions).
If he could not have done that, he could have emphasized the necessity of locking the most vulnerable down.
He also could have read about our experience in 1918 where at no time was a total lockdown utilized. That’s right, businesses stayed open albeit with staggered hours.
Instead Fauci asked people to stay at home and to wear face masks. He advocated these measures knowing that children for the most part weren’t going to die or have any serious illness due to the coronavirus.
A prudent epidemiologist would exploit that knowledge and use it to his or her advantage.
A prudent epidemiologist would have asked children to go back to school immediately in order to spread the coronavirus so as to create herd immunity so as to save people’s lives down the road.
A prudent working epidemiologist would have used care and concern before implementing crackpot theories from academia.
Dr. Fauci did none of this.
Dr. Fauci was the source of endless misinformation that has led us to where we are today.
Dr. Fauci is no expert at all.
No one should listen to Dr. Fauci.
Dr. Fauci clings to his flawed definition of herd immunity as an end point at which no disease can be transmitted.
As stated previously in other articles, this is an excessively restrictive definition and not compatible with treating COVID-19 in a real world sense.
A prudent working epidemiologist would understand the pitfalls in a novel vaccine.
A prudent working epidemiologist would understand the problems that the nation faced in the 1950s and 60s with the development of the polio vaccine.
A prudent working epidemiologist would know the name Bernice Eddy and what she discovered with Cutter Labs.
A prudent epidemiologist would know of our experience with the Swine Flu vaccine in the 1970s.
A prudent epidemiologist would proceed forward with a project of guided herd immunity as a working common-sense physician defines herd immunity – as a gradual process that begins when the very first person infected with COVID-19 becomes immune.
This is what Scott Atlas advocates.
As do I.
As do many other working physicians.
That we have no fancy piece of paper or title should not count against us.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
Take your reliance on the expertise of Dr. Fauci, Quint Forgey, and cram it up your ass.
Archer Crosley, MD
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