The science is catching up with COVID policy.
“Stunning” new emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request “show that CDC Director Rochelle Walensky and former NIH Director Francis Collins were aware of, and discussed, ‘breakthrough cases’ of COVID in January 2021 — right when the vaccines became widely available,” as reported by the Washington Times and other outlets (“New emails show COVID vaccine mandates were based on a lie,” Jack Elbaum, June 20, 2023). “In her email, Walensky says that ‘clearly,’ it is an ‘important area of study,’ links to a study raising the issue, and assures the person she is sending it to that Dr. Anthony Fauci is looped into these conversations.”
But Walensky sang a different tune in public.
Two months after discussing this data, she said publicly that vaccinated people “don’t carry the virus” and “don’t get sick.”
Jay Bhattacharya, a professor at the Stanford School of Medicine, called the revelations “stunning” and added that the CDC was “abusing its FOIA redaction privilege. This is not a classified email.”
To cover for herself, Walensky told Congress later that COVID shots “initially” stopped infection and transmission, indicating that what she said in 2021 was not a lie.
Ventura County public health officials adamantly adhered to faulty CDC guidance as they pushed for universal “vaccination” in the county. At present, the County website still states, “COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for anyone ages six months and older.”
Yet County data for June and half of July 2023 shows COVID cases occurring almost equally in the “Fully Vaccinated” and “Not Vaccinated” populations (70,223 cases and 70,419 cases, respectively).
Robert Levin and other Ventura County public health officials also used their legal authority to hound and threaten businesses, churches and schools to enforce mask-wearing — a practice which internal CDC data now shows to be unsupported as a deterrent against the virus.
Analysis published in July shows the CDC promoted mask-wearing based on unreliable data with conclusions unsupported by evidence, reported The Epoch Times (“CDC Used Journal To Promote Masks Despite ‘Unreliable’ And ‘Unsupported Data’: New Analysis,” by Megan Redshaw, July 14, 2023).
”The preprint, published July 11 on MedRxiv, found the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) [referred to as “the voice of the CDC”] made positive findings about the efficacy of masks 75 percent of the time, despite only 30 percent of studies testing masks, and less than 15 percent having ‘statistically significant results,’” the Times wrote. “No studies were randomized, yet the CDC in over half of their MMWR studies, made misleading statements indicating a causal relationship between mask-wearing and a decrease in COVID-19 cases or transmission, despite failing to show evidence of mask effectiveness. The inappropriate use of causal language in MMWR studies was directly adopted by then CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky to promote masks and recommendations urging Americans to mask up. The authors said their findings ‘raise concern about the reliability of the journal for informing health policy’ and suggest bias within the journal.”
The MMWR is the agency’s primary vehicle for “scientific publication of timely, reliable, authoritative, accurate, objective, and useful public health information and recommendations.”
“The publication — subject only to peer review internally by the agency — is frequently used to draft national health policies,” said the Times report. “For example, mask requirements implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic for federal workers, travelers, schools, businesses, healthcare workers, and Head Start programs — ‘mirrored’ CDC recommendations.”
The avalanche of evidence against the efficacy of draconian COVID measures continues to drag down CDC credibility and all who listened to the beleaguered agency.