How Fauci and Collins Shut Down Covid Debate

"The emails suggest a feedback loop: The media cited Dr. Fauci as an unquestionable authority, and Dr. Fauci got his talking points from the media."

In public, Anthony Fauci and Francis Collins urge Americans to “follow the science.” In private, the two sainted public-health officials schemed to quash dissenting views from top scientists. That’s the troubling but fair conclusion from emails obtained recently via the Freedom of Information Act by the American Institute for Economic Research.

The tale unfolded in October 2020 after the launch of the Great Barrington Declaration, a statement by Harvard’s Martin Kulldorff, Oxford’s Sunetra Gupta and Stanford’s Jay Bhattacharya against blanket pandemic lockdowns. They favored a policy of what they called “focused protection” of high-risk populations such as the elderly or those with medical conditions. Thousands of scientists signed the declaration—if they were able to learn about it. We tried to give it some elevation on these pages.

That didn’t please the lockdown consensus enforced by public-health officials and the press. Dr. Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health until Sunday, sent an email on Oct. 8, 2020, to Dr. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

“This proposal from the three fringe epidemiologists . . . seems to be getting a lot of attention – and even a co-signature from Nobel Prize winner Mike Leavitt at Stanford. There needs to be a quick and devastating published take down of its premises,” Dr. Collins wrote. “Is it underway?”

These researchers weren’t fringe and neither was their opposition to quarantining society. But in the panic over the virus, these two voices of science used their authority to stigmatize dissenters and crush debate. A week after his email, Dr. Collins spoke to the Washington Post about the Great Barrington Declaration. “This is a fringe component of epidemiology,” he said. “This is not mainstream science. It’s dangerous.” His message spread and the alternative strategy was dismissed in most precincts.

Dr. Fauci replied to Dr. Collins that the takedown was underway. An article in Wired, a tech-news site, denied there was any scientific divide and argued lockdowns were a straw man—they weren’t coming back. If only it were true. The next month cases rose and restrictions returned.

Dr. Fauci also emailed an article from the Nation, a left-wing magazine, and his staff sent him several more. The emails suggest a feedback loop: The media cited Dr. Fauci as an unquestionable authority, and Dr. Fauci got his talking points from the media. Facebook censored mentions of the Great Barrington Declaration. This is how groupthink works.

On CBS last month, Dr. Fauci said Republicans who criticize him are “really criticizing science, because I represent science. That’s dangerous.” He isn’t “science.” And it’s also dangerous for scientific officials to mobilize to quash dissent, without which it’s easy to make tragic mistakes. A scientific debate over pandemic policy was and still is in the public interest, especially during a once-in-a-century plague.

Focused protection of nursing homes and other high-risk populations remains the policy road not taken during the pandemic. Perhaps this strategy wouldn’t have prevailed if a debate had been allowed. But it isn’t enough to repeat, as Dr. Collins did on Fox News Sunday, that advocates are “fringe epidemiologists who really did not have the credentials,” and that “hundreds of thousands of people would have died if we had followed that strategy.”

More than 800,000 Americans have died as much of the country followed the strategy of Drs. Collins and Fauci, and that’s not counting the other costs in lost livelihoods, shuttered businesses, untreated illnesses, mental illness from isolation, and the incalculable anguish of seeing loved ones die alone without the chance for a family to say good-bye.

Rather than try to manipulate public opinion, the job of health officials is to offer their best scientific advice. They shouldn’t act like politicians or censors, and when they do, they squander the public’s trust.

Source: The Wall Street Journal 

  1. William White says

    people are so dumb most don’t deserve to live.

    1. Kieran says

      exactly. this fraud was so obvious, I mean, how do you cancel 1000s of eminent doctors, virologists, scientists, epidemiologists, all signatories of the Barrington Declaration and not raise an eyebrow. Looks like the collective adult IQ took a sudden nose dive

  2. Rebel Forever says

    Fauci, Gates, Collins, Schwab: faces of evil.

    1. Jerry Hood says

      Satanic murderers!!!

    2. Mr Reynard says

      But they are the CHOSEN ONE ??? Chosen by SATAN of course ..

    3. silver9blue says

      The Gates smile must be the worse, especially while holding a vaccine vial. Very ugly.

  3. ken says

    “On CBS last month, Dr. Fauci said Republicans who criticize him are “really criticizing science, because I represent science”

    Fauci represents not only mad science but also its accomplice, the medical industry in all their evilness. They make Nazis look like choir boys. This kind of evil can only be fought one way…. kill or be killed and so far they are doing all the killing. At this point they are in control of 90% of the world.

    Australia, gone,,, New Naziland, gone,,, Kanada, gone,,, USSK, gone,,, USSA, 1/2 gone,,, ESSU, gone,,, Ireland, gone,,,USSR, gone,,, India, gone,,, Japan, gone,,, Israel, gone(I’m sure there’s some good people there),,, China, gone,,, S. Africa, gone,,, many more.

    No amount of logic,,, no amount of shame,,, no amount of ‘debate’ will deter them from their objective which is the elimination of billions and the science/medical enslavement of those left.

    Tick Tock folks…

    1. Mr Reynard says

      Well he’s as correct , that he’s “SCIENCE” As Rachel Levine is a WOMAN ..

    2. Dale says

      Actually, Japan is holding the line if any country is. No vax mandates and it’s PM has sternly warned against ostracism of the unjabbed. Of course mask-wearing practically already a fetish.

      1. Brutus says

        The cities are very crowded and wearing a mask is done by the sick out of respect for others. It is not by order of the gubment.

        1. Dale says

          I get that. In a way, that’s worse. It’s the will and the habit of the masses. But I can’t be too harsh on Japan. The world went mad and Japan has been among the ‘least bad’ countries.

  4. ken says

    From Jeff Berwick and his elves at dollar vigilante. Enjoy…

    “Twas the night before Christmas”

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the city

    Not a creature was maskless, not even a mouse, itty bitty.

    No one was stirring as the new world unfurled.

    Sheeple abound at the end of their tether, 

    As anarchy spread and the vaxxed just got deader.

    Young superspreaders lay snug in their beds,

    With visions of TikTok a’twirl in their heads.

    When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,

    I sprang from my TV to see what’s the matter.

    And there on the road, blocking the way

    A little old man in his shiny red sleigh

    The pigs were riled up, in no mood for a scene

    They wanted him gone, they were tired and mean

    “This place is on lockdown, We’re in quarantine!”

    When what to my wondering eyes did appear,

    Eight socially distanced, devil-horned reindeer.

    They were the Obama Dancer, the Kanadian Prancer, and Boris the Chancer,

    Joe Stupid, Donkey Dentures Ardencide and Bill Necromancer,

    Klaus the Beast and the Soul Snatcher Down Under. 

    “But I come here each year!” Old Nick said with poise

    “I have brought gifts and goodies, for the good girls and boys.”

    ‘Twas the good Dr. Fraudci, dispelling our fear.

    A lively old doctor so truthful and wise

    We knew in a moment he’d tell us no lies!

    His eyes—how they twinkled! his dimples, how merry!

    His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry.

    His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,

    And the hair on his head was as white as the snow;

    A wink of his eye and a twist of his head

    Soon let me know I had nothing to dread;

    He said, “Come sit on my lap and through my injection, 

    I’ll shoot my load and 

    Keep you safe from infection.”

    He spoke no more word, but went straight to his work,

    With a shifty grin and a shady smirk. 

    He sprang to his sleigh, gathering his crew,

    And with a last spritz of Purell, away they all flew.

    But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight —

    “No need to fear”… as ever polite. 

    “Thank you for bending without a fight, 

    “Now say farewell to your life and your rights!”

  5. alberto says

    The old Lyssenko would be very much proud of these disciples…

  6. Jerry Hood says

    These zionazis soon will face JUSTICE, as dpes another zionazi,Charles Lieber, professor from Harward, faund guilty on 6 crimes..He is the pig with numerous patents on nanotubes in their zionazi vaccines! Check up 23.12.2021, or Natural News and Before Its News, from Mike Adams!!!

  7. nnn says

    Dr. Mengele in charge

  8. Brutus says

    sermon audio dot com
    search “How God Distroys Nations.
    Find the 5 sermon series.

  9. drb says

    Let it be remembered, Collins was the guy who charged the taxpayer 20B dollars, to map the human genome. Venter did it on private money for 1/100 of the price. These guys have been in place for a long time.

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