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Fauci waffles on CNN, won’t say whether fully immunized grandparents can visit with grandchildren

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Dr. Anthony Fauci is at it again. He is confusing the public with his failure to answer simple epidemiological questions that he allegedly is the expert on addressing.

In a recent interview with CNN’s Dana Bash he is asked if grandparents who have been full immunized can spend time in person with grandchildren who may not have been immunized. Well, isn’t that the point of getting immunized?

“You know I’m not going to make a recommendations except to say, these are things that we really do everyday, Dana” he tells Bash. While I’m wondering what the heck is he saying with that opening comment.

“We look at that, we look at the data, we look at what’s evolving about how many people are getting vaccinated and there will be recommendations coming out, I don’t want to make a recommendation now on public T.V.”

He just waffles. He doesn’t answer the simple question: can people with full immunizations go back to normal life?

I was immunized with almost every vaccine when I was a child because I was traveling into a region that had severe outbreaks of various diseases at the time. I had to travel to Saudi Arabia at the age of six with my family. We traveled throughout the Middle East and Africa for the next eight years. I was not placed on any lockdowns during that time and in fact, was exposed to anything prevalent in the environment.

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Sure, it can be frighting to know there are viruses out there that can target humans beings but we have had those diseases since the dawn of human beings. Thankfully, we live in a time where we can develop vaccines to fight off dangerous viruses and save lives.

Immunization is one of modern medicine’s greatest success stories. Time and again, the international community has endorsed the value of vaccines and immunization to prevent and control a large number of infectious and, increasingly, cancers and other chronic diseases.

Expanding access to immunization is crucial to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Not only do vaccinations prevent sickness and death associated with infectious diseases such as diarrhoea, measles, pneumonia, polio and whooping cough, they also hold up broader gains in education and economic development.

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If we are building heard immunity and vaccinating the most vulnerable in our population, at what point does the mask wearing and lockdowns end?

I’m not a doctor but I do have common sense. I also believe most people have common sense, except evidently Dr. Fauci, who I believe is politicizing science. The question is why? Who in the administration is giving him marching orders to tread carefully on simple scientific questions?

If he’s not politicizing the epidemic we need to be asking him much harder follow up questions. Why can’t we can’t see our grandparents after the full immunizations have been given? Why can’t we visit family? When can we go to church? Why do you think the grocery store is safer than the church at this time?

Is the scientific community worried the vaccines are going to fail? Is there some other virus out there we don’t know about?

And if the answer is no to all of the above, what are you going to say to all the Americans who are on the verge of losing businesses, jobs or already have?

What do you have to say to all the people, children and families who have witnessed depression, drug addiction and abuse grip their lives during the government’s mandated lockdowns over the past year?

I’m frankly getting tired of these games. I know my friends and family are too. We need to expect more from these so called experts and the truth would be a great start.

You can follow Sara Carter on Twitter @SaraCarterDC

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Shanghai: China’s Potemkin Village

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Following a recent outbreak of COVID-19, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has imposed a month-long draconian lockdown on the residents of Shanghai. The CCP has used the outbreak to persecute its own citizens, including through forced evictions and quarantines, and placing alarms on doors to prevent COVID-19 people from leaving their homes. The harsh measures have resulted in food and healthcare shortages and separation of families.

But of course, we wouldn’t know that by reading the CCP-run press readily available in the United States. Instead of presenting the facts, the CCP engages in a comprehensive propaganda campaign that props up Shanghai as a Chinese Potemkin village. The CCP media asserts that China’s actions in Shanghai are benevolent and wise, while Western criticism is a product of malice. Chinese state-run media also insists that the Shanghai lockdown promotes economic stability in China and the world.

Claim 1: China Has the Best Policy for Combating COVID-19

The CCP media portray the Shanghai lockdown as the best and ideal policy. As cited by a XinhuaNet editorial, “China’s dynamic zero-COVID approach” is “the best option to save lives,” according to a “Rwandan researcher and publisher,” “…a miracle for us to learn,” according to a Kenyan scholar, and “a very ideal response,” according to Ethiopia’s National COVID-19 Response Task Force Coordinator. According to CCP media, Chinese citizens have greeted the Shanghai lockdown warmly, even with “[a] mixed sense of intensity, unity and hopefulness,” according to China Daily.

Claim 2: The West Hypocritically Defames China

The CCP press also accuses the West of lying about the Shanghai lockdown, and using COVID policies for nefarious ends. According to XinhuaNet, “Shanghai…has never imposed what Western media described as a ‘lockdown.’” Other CCP editorials actually accuse the West of malice. One Global Times editorial claims that the lockdown “has been deliberately exaggerated by the West.” Another Global Times editorial asserts that the Western approach of “coexisting with the virus” amounts to a way “…to drive out a large number of the vulnerable people with low immunity,” and a form of “cruel social Darwinism.”

Claim 3: China’s COVID Policies Result in an Economic Windfall to China and the World

The CCP also portrays the lockdown as necessary to achieve great economic growth in China and beyond. One Global Times editorial, while conceding that the lockdown amounted to a “sealing-off,” it is “a temporary measure to better resume work and production and to make the economy and society function more effectively. Its effectiveness has been proven.” According to another Global Times editorial, China’s policy is “widely considered to be the best strategy…to both contain the epidemic and ensure stable economic development.”

In an Orwellian fashion, Chinese press claims that China is solving, not causing, the world’s economic problems. According to XinhuaNet, “China has played a decisive role in stabilizing the global economy and resuming the supply chain disrupted by COVID-19.” Citing a Bloomberg article, the same XinhuaNet editorial claims that China “has prevented a huge number of deaths at home and ensured that everything from iPhones and Teslas to fertilizer and car parts continues to flow to the rest of the world.” Chinese citizens, of course, are collateral damage: Ji Qiwei, vice-general manager of SAIC Motor Passenger Vehicle, stated that “The domestic market may be impacted a little by the COVID-19 outbreak this year, but our export market will continue to see strong growth,” according to China Daily.

While the world continues to suffer economic and human damage as a result of COVID-19, China continues to revise history regarding its role. Through its propaganda in its English publications of Xinhua, China Daily, and Global Times, China seeks to portray itself as a benevolent force in the fight against the virus.

You can follow Steve Postal on Twitter @HebraicMosaic

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