Dr. Scott Atlas, former President Donald Trump’s advisor, says that science and health have been politicized, but we all know that anyway. The way politicians have exacerbated their power and authority over the citizens of the United States isn’t going to be forgotten.
Atlas said, “I was asked to assist the president in the greatest healthcare crisis of the century, and I said yes as a health-policy expert and a medical scientist for 25 years. More in the decade of full-time work in health policy.”
There were a lot of discrepancies around the lockdowns and what COVID-19 was and how it would affect the citizens of the United States and, even more incredible, the world.
Atlas continued, “It had absolutely nothing to do with politics. If you can’t say yes, there’s something wrong with you. I was aware that a sizable portion of the country despised the president, but it didn’t matter. And when I arrived, I was attacked by people who were attacking me because they had a political vendetta against the president.”
Trump took so much of the blame that should have been directed elsewhere. When theories were surfacing, it was at least transparent that the origins of COVID-19 weren’t in the United States. The best prediction was that it came from China, but at the time, people were censored and banned on social media unless they were talking badly about Trump.
When Rob Bluey from the Daily Signal said that Dr. Anthony Fauci had been told that he represents science, Bluey asked Atlas what he thought about that.
Fauci has been criticized for excellent reasons. Fauci represents everything wrong with non-elected politicians. And yes, Fauci is a politician.
“I’m not going to go into my reaction to that statement, but let me say this: That’s not what I witnessed while I was in the White House. I observed three people on the task force who handled the medical policy when I was in the meetings, including Dr. Fauci, who was the country’s most public face but was not in charge of the task force. Dr. Deborah Birx, who was in charge of the task force’s medical side, was the official task force coordinator with capital letters. She had everything in order and had personally drafted all of the written recommendations to each state. She flew to dozens of states to advise governors on federal policy guidelines. She went around to each state’s public health officials and handed out the national guidelines. And Dr. Redfield was the CDC’s third director.”
So, nobody knew what they were doing. It’s not surprising. The COVID-19 virus was new and was spreading across the country, and there were alarming characteristics attached to it, but why couldn’t everyone come together for a solution?
Atlas noted that he was the only one that wasn’t a bureaucrat. The others have approximately 40 years of experience behind them, and most of it is with the government. Fauci has been in government since 1984. Fauci wasn’t elected, and no citizen was surveyed. He was appointed.
Atlas continued, “First and foremost, there’s this odd assumption that restricting people indoors, or imposing whatever limitations you want on people, or mandating masks, or anything else, will stop the spread of the infection or remove the virus. That has been proven false. We were aware of it around a year and a half ago. It is still going on. There appears to be a peculiar lack of knowledge of facts.”
That’s the exact problem with the political mindset that the top levels of government have, and it’s precisely why this entire pandemic was for control rather than science or health. It is why your vote matters on every level of government.