• Scientific Community Should Admit It Was Wrong About COVID, Medical Res

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    Could the experts be starting to admit, three years later, that they
    were wrong about COVID?

    At least one medical researcher is calling on the scientific community
    to admit mistakes were made.

    “I was wrong. We in the scientific community were wrong. And it cost
    lives,” wrote Kevin Bass, an MD/PhD student, in a recent op-ed for


    For years and with almost one voice, the scientific elites seemingly
    doubled down on the necessity of broad vaccine mandates and prolonged lockdowns, even as Americans suffered.

    Medical professionals who questioned the narrative or offered opinions
    not accepted by the mainstream were mocked and censored on social media platforms.

    Americans were required to abide by COVID restrictions even when they
    seemed to defy common sense, such as wearing a face mask when standing
    in a restaurant but not when sitting down.

    Bass said he “staunchly supported” public health authorities when they
    called for lockdowns, vaccines, and booster shots. He believed at the
    time that they were responding with “compassion, diligence, and
    scientific expertise.”

    Now the scales have fallen from his eyes, he said.

    Public health authorities “overstated the evidence and misled the
    public” on a litany of issues, including natural COVID immunity vs.
    vaccine immunity, school closures and disease transmission, aerosol
    spread, mask mandates, and vaccine effectiveness and safety, especially
    for young people, Bass wrote.

    The U.S. government, namely the Centers for Disease Control and
    Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as
    the World Health Organization (WHO), are all at fault, he said.

    Bass also pointed out that pandemic policies like lockdowns were
    promoted by elites in academia, government, medicine, journalism, tech,
    and public health and forced on the working class, “whose daily lives
    routinely demand that they reckon with risk.”

    Not only were the experts wrong, but their mistakes cost lives, Bass

    “If our public health officials had led with less hubris, the course of
    the pandemic in the United States might have had a very different
    outcome, with far fewer lost lives,” he wrote.

    Beyond the loss of life potentially caused by the half-baked policies
    foisted on the public, Americans suffered physically, emotionally, and financially.

    Elderly Americans died alone in the hospital. Their families were
    denied a funeral. Children committed suicide. Many of the ones who
    didn’t suffered, cooped up at home and stuck behind a computer screen,
    watching their grades sink while schools stayed closed longer than
    restaurants. Families lost their businesses. Millions lost their jobs.

    Then many Americans were forced to get the COVID vaccine despite
    religious and health objections. Stories of “vaccine injuries”
    including nerve damage proliferated online. Some young people, who are
    least at risk of developing serious COVID symptoms, developed
    myocarditis or inflammation of the heart after the vaccine.

    Bass describes himself as a “centrist” with “non-partisan takes on
    health, longevity, nutrition” who welcomes “constructive criticism.”

    He is not the first to admit that medical experts oversold their
    confidence in how COVID works and what the response should be. Even
    CNN’s Dr. Leana Wen said at the end of 2021 that “cloth masks are
    little more than facial decorations.”

    However, so far it has been crickets from most of the scientific
    community on whether they got anything wrong over the last three years.

    Let's go Brandon!

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