When a piece like this by Dr Scott Atlas is allowed to be in a rag like Newsweek, then you know the tide has turned and the leftist jackasses are trying to cover their tracks.
2023-03-07, by Dr Scott Atlas. Emphasis added.
Almost all of America's leaders have gradually pulled back their COVID mandates, requirements, and closures—even in states like California, which had imposed the most stringent and longest-lasting restrictions on the public. At the same time, the media has been gradually acknowledging the ongoing release of studies that totally refute the purported reasons behind those restrictions. This overt reversal is falsely portrayed as "learned" or "new evidence." Little acknowledgement of error is to be found. We have seen no public apology for promulgating false information, or for the vilification and delegitimization of policy experts and medical scientists like myself who spoke out correctly about data, standard knowledge about viral infections and pandemics, and fundamental biology.
The historical record is critical. We have seen a macabre Orwellian attempt to rewrite history and to blame the failure of widespread lockdowns on the lockdowns' critics, alongside absurd denials of officials' own incessant demands for them...
We must acknowledge the abject failure of the Birx-Fauci policies. They were enacted, but they failed to stop the dying, failed to stop the infection from spreading, and inflicted massive damage and destruction particularly on lower-income families and on America's children.
Here are the 10 biggest falsehoods—known for years to be false, not recently learned or proven to be so—promoted by America's public health leaders, elected and unelected officials, and now-discredited academics:
1. SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has a far higher fatality rate than the flu by several orders of magnitude. (FALSE)
2. Everyone is at significant risk to die from this virus.(FALSE)
3. No one has any immunological protection, because this virus is completely new.(FALSE)
4. Asymptomatic people are major drivers of the spread.(FALSE)
5. Locking down—closing schools and businesses, confining people to their homes, stopping non-COVID medical care, and eliminating travel—will stop or eliminate the virus.(FALSE)
6. Masks will protect everyone and stop the spread.(FALSE)
7. The virus is known to be naturally occurring, and claiming it originated in a lab is a conspiracy theory.(FALSE)
8. Teachers are at especially high risk.(FALSE)
9. COVID vaccines stop the spread of the infection.(FALSE)
10. Immune protection only comes from a vaccine.(FALSE)
None of us are so naïve as to expect a direct apology from critics at my employer, Stanford University, or in government, academic public health, and the media. But to ensure that this never happens again, government leaders, power-driven officials, and influential academics and advisors often harboring conflicts of interest must be held accountable...
WIND: it ought to be criminal liability (it was NOT good faith, not after few months!), but no one is going to be held accountable because it reaches all the way to top.
Ever academic and researcher touting these falsehoods should be stripped of their license and banned from the field forever. That includes hundreds of vicious lying-scum doctors at Stanford. Their actions were not benign, but resulted in mass harm and mass death. They are and were criminals, and should be treated as such. But... it won’t happen.
I would add another to this list. One even more egregious than several mentioned above:
Early treatment for Covid doesn’t exist. (FALSE)
People who tested positive were told to go home, rest, drink plenty of fluids, and come back if their condition got worse. Sorry, but there is nothing we can do for you. Then, if their condition did deteriorate and they returned, many were put on ventilators, which was a death sentence for a lot of them.
The fact is there were a number of treatments available to them, but they were denied because of who knows what reason.
Here is in interview with Fauci on this very subject. <video>
The lead up to this video is that Trump proffered the idea that hydroxychloroquine might be a valid treatment. As it turned out, Trump was correct.
In this video, you can see Fauci lie through his teeth. Or, if I’m being charitable, he is just stupid.
WIND: whatever does or does not work, those who died never got a chance to find out. Science was dismembered and fed to the dogs.
And if you want to vomit from disgust at the total lack of intellectual integrity which ought to be a prerequisite for the field: WSJ: Why Scientists Got the Covid Lab Leak Wrong. Thing is, the author is more right than he knows: most scientists and experts are among the very worst among us at recognizing their own flaws. To be successful, you have to stick a piece of iron on your moral compass and steer by money.