Herd Immunity: Fauci v. The Science
Question: Should anyone be listening to anything Fauci says?
According to the most recent summary of social-distancing measures published by Nature, “Stay-at-home orders did little to mitigate the pandemic spread.” The authors say there is “no evidence that the number of deaths/million is reduced by staying at home.”
In discussions this week with physicians who are career disease specialists, I noted these interesting data points. This information is receiving no mention by the Biden administration or its Leftmedia propagandists in order not to disrupt their perpetual “fear and angst” agenda — ensuring their constituents believe BIG Gov is their savior.
Second, early in the pandemic it was estimated that the number of Americans who have had the virus but were either asymptomatic or recovered from mild flu-like symptoms was 10 times the number of diagnosed cases. That number is now more conservatively estimated to be about three times the diagnosed number. So at present there are about 87 million undiagnosed recoveries.
Third, thanks to the stunning success of the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed vaccine-development program, 60 million people have already had one or both vaccine doses, and by the end of March the number of those fully vaccinated will be almost 100 million.
Thus, by the beginning of April, more than 200 million Americans will have COVID immunities.
According to Mayo Clinic experts, 70% of the population must have immunities intact in order to reach COVID “herd immunity” — that’s 220 million people. In other words, we are weeks away from reaching herd immunity, as predicted by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine professor Dr. Martin Makary, despite the variants.
Of course, Makary was “fact-checked” for daring to suggest we would reach herd immunity prior to when the Swamp Doctor, Anthony Fauci, says we will. But the fact-checkers got fact-checked and Makary is correct.
Indeed, this week Fauci himself declared, “We anticipate … that the herd immunity level will be about 70-85%. That’s the time that we believe, if you look at the planned rollout of the vaccines, that we would hopefully get to that point somewhere by the end of the summer and the early fall.”
If 70%, we will reach that target by mid-April. If 85%, we should reach that target in May.
Last week, post turtle president Joe Biden read these words from a prepared script: “We’re now on track to have enough vaccine supply for every adult in America by the end of May.” That is “every adult” including those who have already recovered but may choose to take the vaccine anyway.
What’s next from Fauci, “herd immunity when we reach 150%”? Is anyone paying attention to the basic math? When asked recently about CDC decrees, Fauci said, “You’ve got to make a judgment call.” Apparently, that is pretty much what the he has been doing for the last year under the auspices, “follow the science.”
Question: Should anyone be listening to anything Fauci says – despite the fact he is the highest paid of all government bureaucrats at almost $420,000 per year.
Behind Biden, the second most powerful and equally senile wax figure in DC is Fauci. He wields an enormous amount of authority for an 80-year-old lifelong DC bureaucrat, having been in the bowels of various federal agencies since 1968. Inevitably, the central government’s response under Fauci to the ChiCom Virus pandemic will devolve into mandates that are predicated on 10% science and 90% power accumulation.
Frankly, I never understood why Donald Trump did not tell Fauci “YOU’RE FIRED” last June, when Fauci admitted lying to the public about the effectiveness of face masks — or after any one of the countless times Fauci ventured far off the White House Coronavirus Task Force reservation with serial contradictions in celebrity media appearances.
Recall that once caught in that lie, demonstrating his signature unmitigated arrogance, Fauci insisted, “With all due modesty, I think I’m pretty effective.”
Fauci’s “modesty” and “effectiveness” notwithstanding, herd immunity is on its way! While those with significant comorbidity factors should take appropriate precautions, it is past time to reopen our country. Unlike Fauci, Makary is sticking with the science. As Dr. Makary advised in an additional Wall Street Journal analysis today, get the vaccine and go.
Of course, one problem with natural immunity – it’s free – unlike the hugely expensive government prescribed treatment protocols.
Finally, in his address to the nation this week, ironically on the anniversary that the ChiCom-controlled puppets at the World Health Organization declared the ChiCom Virus pandemic, Biden brazenly took credit for the success of the Trump administration’s vaccine development and distribution plan. Despite that success, Biden said, “We will issue guidance on what you can and cannot do when fully vaccinated,” and advised, “My message to you is this: Listen to Dr. Fauci, one of the most distinguished and trusted voices in the world.”
Fact is, Fauci is long past his cognitive expiration date.
Never again in a pandemic threat, should we quarantine the most healthy among us and shutter schools and businesses across the nation.
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