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Don’t Let Big Brother Silence Scientific Debate

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Beware of totalitarian control of scientific and medical thought here in America. Prominent academic publications, medical organizations and even some state legislatures are trying to silence scientific disagreements about COVID-19. That will kill medical progress.

On Friday, Anthony Fauci, the face of the federal government’s COVID response, urged graduates at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island to stand up against disinformation and “the normalization of untruths” about COVID-19. Let’s hope graduates were too busy tossing their mortar boards skyward to heed Fauci’s dangerous advice.

It’s dangerous because there is no such thing as scientific certainty about COVID-19 or any other disease. Challenging scientific consensus is not “disinformation.” It’s how medical breakthroughs happen.

Today’s unorthodox treatment might become tomorrow’s lifesaving standard of care. Crushing scientific dissenters is a sure way to halt medical progress in its tracks.

Fauci claimed recently on national television that those who criticize him are “really criticizing science because I represent science.” His egotism is enormous, but the problem is bigger than just Fauci.

The American Medical Association voted in November to target health care professionals who “peddled untested treatments and cures, and flouted public health efforts such as masking and vaccinations.” Warning about “disinformation,” the AMA called on state medical boards to suspend or revoke the offenders’ licenses.

A Nature Medicine review article decreed on March 10 that “the spread of misinformation poses a considerable threat to public health and the successful management of a global pandemic.”


Scientific progress has always been a struggle between the status quo and those who challenge it and seek new knowledge.

When Galileo advanced Copernicus’s idea that Earth revolves around the sun, he was labeled a heretic by the astronomical establishment and the Catholic Church and put under house arrest.

When Hungarian physician Ignaz Semmelweis observed that women were dying in childbirth because physicians in the obstetric hospitals were not washing their hands, physicians took offense. He was committed to an insane asylum in 1865 and died there, a victim of the establishment’s censorship. His research showed that hand washing with chlorinated lime could reduce deaths below 1%, but its importance was not understood at the time.

Later, these heretics became recognized as heroes.

Fast-forward to the 1980s, when the AIDS virus began to spread rapidly in the U.S. Fauci led that research effort. It was the beginning of an explosion of new treatments.

Yet two years ago, when COVID-19 struck — a disease as unfamiliar as AIDS was in ’80s — the impulse among government health officials was to suppress experimentation and debate.

Democratic lawmakers in California are pushing to require the state medical board to penalize doctors for spreading “misinformation,” defined as disagreeing with government bodies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or “contemporary scientific consensus.”

As Wall Street Journal’s Allysia Finley points out, that would mean legal penalties against doctors who prescribe drugs like the antidepressant Fluvoxamine, which has shown strong results in clinical trials even though it is not yet Food and Drug Administration-approved for use expressly against COVID-19.

The standard of care to save COVID-19 patients has evolved rapidly, explains Finley. At the outset, doctors put severely ill patients on ventilators, where as many as 90% died. Soon, some doctors tried oxygenating patients with high-flow nasal tubes instead, and that succeeded. Should those doctors have been penalized for trying an alternative?

In October 2020, three distinguished scientists from Harvard University, the University of Oxford and Stanford University published the Great Barrington Declaration, arguing that economically devastating lockdowns being imposed across the U.S. and Europe would save fewer lives than precautions targeted at the elderly and medically fragile only. Yet they were right.

Nothing, not even a virus, is as dangerous to our future health as this silencing of medical debate. All of us, of every political persuasion, must denounce it for our own sakes.

Betsy McCaughey is a former lieutenant governor of New York and author of “The Next Pandemic,” available at Follow her on Twitter @Betsy_McCaughey.


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3 months ago

Everything that the evil people who are trying to control not only our country but world do is all about some kind of control whether it be mind control, body control, population control, etc. Look at the picture as a whole and you can see right through their evil intentions

Patrick J Scott
4 months ago

What bothered me is that during the early days of Covid, any treatment should have been better than nothing. period! So, to say “only what we will allow” was wrong. At that time we just did not know and there were reports from eu and other countries that showed possible treatments. These were dismissed too quickly or just lied about “horse medicine”. Why!! To force a lockdown. FEAR SELLS CONTROL THEY SOLD THERE ARE NO ANSWERS, SO BE AFREAD.

Tim Toroian
4 months ago

ADIS, is one of the worst viruses ever and it was a crime to tell someone their partner had it but they were still tracking common ordinary venereal diseases.
Big Brother is starting to call Galileo to mind.

4 months ago

Fauci lied so many times to the American people, because of Fauci so many Americans do NOT trust doctors. He is no man of science. He is a government worker! Overpaid gov. worker.

4 months ago

If you don’t know what Fauci did to the science of AIDS then you better research, at least read THE REAL ANTHONY FAUCI.

Stephen Russell
4 months ago

Fauci & Dems want to censor debate on Science

3 months ago

Stephen, it keeps them in control of the rest of us! Don’t trust Fauci, Demonrats, or the national news media!

4 months ago

SAVE THE U.S.A. declare a new civil war against the leftist commies and destroy them!

4 months ago

Whatever happened to the “Right to Try” Act which the House

Dan W.
4 months ago
Reply to  PLGJ

President Trump signed the “Right to Try Act” on May 30, 2018.

3 months ago
Reply to  Dan W.

By now that executive order has probably been voided by Jackbutt Joe!

David Millikan
4 months ago

Dictator Fauci keeps LYING so he can continue getting Royalty Checks.
How many Royalty Checks has DICTATOR Beijing biden received keeping the LIE going on China Virus?
Remember when SWAMP QUEEN pelosi had 4 Senate Democrats with China Virus were ALLOWED to be in Senate to Vote for SWAMP QUEEN pelosi to be Speaker of House because she knew without their votes she couldn’t be Speaker of House. Yet, ALL you heard from SWAMP QUEEN pelosi is WE (FASCIST liberals) follow the science.
Still to this day they still haven’t followed the science.
If they followed the science they would know that a Plastic Particle filled Mask stops a Virus as much as it would stop Radiation while DESTROYING YOUR LUNGS and THROAT.
China Virus is 0.156 microns. You need a LEVEL 4 BIO-HAZARD SUIT to Protect you from a VIRUS. Not some LIE that wearing a MASK will protect you or Vaccine will protect you. If Vaccine would protect you like DICTATOR Beijing biden LIES about then WHY are people FULLY Vacinated STILL GETTING CHINA VIRUS and FILLING UP HOSPITALS?
Where is their Science on that? You don’t know because FAKE News DOESN’T REPORT IT. Just like FAKE News still hasn’t told Truth on ILLEGAL ALIEN TERRORIST keep coming into the United States INFECTED with CHINA VIRUS making it a SPREADER ON PURPOSE by the hands of DICTATOR Beijing biden CONSTANTLY ENDANGERING AMERICAN LIVES.

3 months ago
Reply to  David Millikan

Demonrats want to control every aspect of our lives. Time for people to realize they don’t give a darn about American Citizens. If they did, gas prices wouldn’t be off the charts, food prices would be reasonable and supply issues wouldn’t be an issue (baby formula). It’s all about power and control. Just look at what they’ve done already! Now, after the tragedy in Uvalde, they politicize the deaths of small children in hopes of taking away the freedom outlined in the second amendment. Americans have always stepped up to help others who could use the help. Politicizing this situation by Demonrats for the families, friends, and surviving traumatized classmates and community is unconscionable. Add this to all the other actions and it’s got to be stopped by all of us.
Let’s see, they’re opposing and censoring conservative speech with the help of big tech, create distortions of health emergencies like Covid, put our national security at risk by allowing illegal aliens to cross into the U.S. with no vetting or repercussions and secretly transport them throughout the country, they’ve created massive inflation that gets worse by the day, they’re anti religion, pro abortion, anti law endorsement, and target conservatives at every opportunity and falsely accuse them of things like racism, etc. As usual, Demonrats work to divide people into separate groups rather than unite people and build on what we all have in common. That’s our humanity. This isn’t rocket science. These people need to be stopped. First thing is to start calling them out for their hypocrisy by showing video and audio of their many violations. We also need to take a hardline stance with our biased, lying, national media.

3 months ago
Reply to  MJB

They’ve been called out more often than I can count. It’s time to use our constitution for what our forefathers intended it for. Who’s with me on this? Read your constitution. Better yet learn your constitution. We are being destroyed by these tyrants

3 months ago
Reply to  David Millikan

That’s truth even if it is science

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