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Now with the benefit of hindsight, it is easy to see that none of the well-intended strategies have had the desired outcome when it comes to mitigating Covid-19.
One course of action that would seem to make sense under any scenario would be to ask the current public health strategists to step aside, and use the track record of nearly two years to elevate other public health officials and scientists to a position of prominence in America's Covid approach.
While some top public health advisers have acted as though various developments were a total surprise, and lurched from one ill-advised solution to another, the record shows many thousands of other scientists accurately predicted these outcomes.
For example, many scientists said from the start there would be the persistent emergence of variants. Many said isolation indoors was a mistake and would result in greater spread, which CDC acknowledged after it was far too late. Many saw in real time that closing parks and beaches, and even arresting the lone surfer in the ocean, was the opposite of a rational approach. Many advocated isolating the vulnerable but letting the majority live their lives, gain natural immunity, and keep the economy going. A year and a half after destroying our economy, we have seen the shutdown did nothing to remove Covid from the American landscape. Many scientists have advocated for good and proven treatments rather than a near total reliance on experimental vaccines that "don't work very well or last very long."
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- Covid-19 Origins: Separating Rumor from Fact (WATCH)
- Report a Possible Vaccine Adverse Event
Those who have been in top positions in creating policies we are required to follow may have meant well. But that's not the point. There is no denying that they have proven so terribly wrong time and again on important points, a large segment of the public has lost confidence in them. At this point, continuing to take their advice, or allowing them to make important policy decisions about the medicine we must take, or the measures we must follow when we fly or travel, seems to make no logical sense.
Let's find some of the scientists who have proven with their record that they know what they're talking about. Let's give them a shot.
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