FEAR FACTOR: ‘On Coronavirus’, We Must Not Allow Politics to Dictate Science – By Ron Paul

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  • “…Sadly, “trust the science” has come to mean “trust the narrative I support.” That is a very dangerous way of thinking and can prove to be deadly”

On Coronavirus, We Must Not Allow Politics to Dictate Science

Written by Ron Paul

In these past couple of weeks, two important studies have been published that could dramatically increase our understanding of the Covid-19 disease. Adding to the science of how we understand and treat this disease is something that should be welcomed, because properly understood it can save lives.

The only problem is that because the results from these two studies challenge what the media has established as conventional wisdom about the disease, the reports are at best being ignored and at worst being openly distorted by the mainstream media.

This is in my view a dangerous and foolish subjugation of science to politics and it may well end up causing many more unnecessary deaths.

First is the Danish mask study, which was completed several months ago but was only recently published in a peer-reviewed journal. The study took two groups and gave the first group masks to wear with instruction on how they should be used. The other group was the mask-free control group.

The study found that coronavirus spread within the statistical margin of error in each group. In other words, wearing the mask did little if anything to control the spread of the virus.

As the wearing of masks is still being mandated across the country and the globe, this study should be reported as an important piece of counter-evidence. At the very least it might be expected to invite a rush of similar studies to refute or confirm the results.

However, while mostly ignored by the media, when it was covered the spin on the study was so strange that the conclusion presented was opposite to the findings. For example, the Los Angeles Times published an article with the headline, “Face mask trial didn’t stop coronavirus spread, but it shows why more mask-wearing is needed.”

Similarly, a massive new study conducted in Wuhan, China, and published in the respected scientific journal Nature, reports that asymptomatic persons who have tested positive for Covid-19 do not pass on the infection to others. Considering that mask mandates and lockdowns are all based on the theory that asymptomatic “positive cases” can still pass on the sickness, this is potentially an important piece of information to help plan a more effective response to the virus.

At the least, again, it should stimulate additional, far-reaching studies to either confirm or deny the Wuhan study.

We do know, based on information from widely-accepted sources as the CDC and World Health Organization, that lockdowns can have a very serious negative effect on society. On July 14th, CDC Director Robert Redfield told a seminar that lockdowns are causing more deaths than Covid.

So if there is a way to continue fighting Covid and protecting those most at risk while drastically reducing deaths related to lockdowns, isn’t this worth some consideration? Isn’t this worth at least some further research?

Well, not  according to the mainstream media. They have established their narrative and they are not about to budge. The two studies are fatally flawed, they report. Of course that might be the case, but isn’t that an argument to attempt to replicate the studies to prove it?

That would be the scientific approach. Sadly, “trust the science” has come to mean “trust the narrative I support.” That is a very dangerous way of thinking and can prove to be deadly.


The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity : On Coronavirus, We Must Not Allow Politics to Dictate Science

One thought on “FEAR FACTOR: ‘On Coronavirus’, We Must Not Allow Politics to Dictate Science – By Ron Paul

  1. Ron Paul’s common sense has always appealed to me. This article supports my view, yet again. I am an MD psychiatrist who also makes an attempt to synthesize many philosophies to form an eclectic point of view that is highly individualized. It seems the common denominator in this Covid-19 panic-demic is fear, which seems intentionally manipulated by those who are insecure themselves about their status. There seems to be a concerted attempt to create a “government-over-the-people” situation through dividing the people against themselves, using Covid-19 as a weapon.

    Call me a conspiracy theorist, if you will, but there is nothing new about coronavirus. It has been around at least since I studied it in medical school in 1985 and it was believed at that time to be responsible for 15-20 percent of all common colds. And viruses replicate up to 50 times a day, so they can mutate fast, even without human intervention. That’s why they have to develop a new flu vaccine every year, but even that is often not available until flu season is over.

    What is new about this particular panic-demic is that testing has improved since 1985, and more people are getting tested. I suspect, though, that like the rhinovirus (which is the main virus associated with the common cold) it is probably what is termed “normal flora” in the respiratory tract, and only leads to disease when the immunological system is over-stressed.

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