Two Prominent Docs Shred Biden Admin’s ‘Political’ COVID Response in Scathing Substack Article – Opinion

Late last week, two prominent doctors wrote a Substack article claiming that the Biden Administration is not “following the science” and is receiving “bad advice” from its own health agencies. According to them, there is a predictable result: low morale at Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), and National Institutes of Health. There has also been a mass exodus of staff. The post, dated July 14, was written by Marty Makary M.D., M.P.H., and Tracy Beth Høeg M.D., Ph.D.

According to their bios, Dr. Makary is a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the author of The Price We Pay, and a medical advisor to Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin (R). Dr. Høeg, meanwhile, is an epidemiologist affiliated with The Florida Department of Health who has published research on COVID in schools in the CDC’s journal MMWR. They should be considered serious for their credentials.

They write about two CDC scientists who are “embarrassed” to work at the CDC:

They are embarrassed. In short, bad science.

It is clear that their heads are using flawed or weak data to make crucial public health decisions. That such decisions are being driven by what’s politically palatable to people in Washington or to the Biden administration. Their narrow focus is on one disease and ignore the importance of general health.

It’s deeply troubling that health decisions are being driven by politics,And it’s the exact opposite of what Joe promised on the campaign trail. “Follow the science” seems to be a thing of the past.

Many people have believed for years that COVID policy decisions made by federal and state government bodies have been more political than they are health-related. This is now confirmed. Doctors continue to highlight the devastating effects such policies have had upon our children.

They demanded first that children under the age of five be disguised in schools. The agencies were incorrect on this point. Studies later revealed that masking children in schools did not result in a different rate of transmission. Children must see faces and hear the voices of other children for their social and linguistic growth.

If masks weren’t bad enough, the closing of schools across the nation brought more mental and developmental problems to our kids, the true effects which probably won’t be fully known for years:

Next came school closures. The agencies were wrong—and catastrophically so. Poor and minority children suffered learning loss with an 11-point drop in math scores alone and a 20% drop in math pass rates. This statistic is just one of many.

Being a father of children who was a victim to the California school lockdown that lasted over a full year and a half, I am well aware of the devastating effects such policies had on my family. We are still recovering, as a family.

Doctors then describe how agencies pushed for the vaccine in recent years despite very little evidence of its safety and effectiveness. I reported on July 5 on how the Biden Administration rushed the authorization for the little kid vax and the decision was “political” and “showed hypocrisy.” The Substack doctors agree:

The trouble is that this sweeping recommendation was based on extremely weak, inconclusive data provided by Pfizer and Moderna….

Referring to Pfizer’s vaccine efficacy in healthy young children, one high-level CDC official—whose expertise is in the evaluation of clinical data—joked: “You can inject them with it or squirt it in their face, and you’ll get the same benefit.”

If you think these last two years have eroded the public’s confidence in our health authorities, you’d be right: the authors claim that only 2 percent of parents with children under 5 have decided to have their babies and toddlers dosed despite relentless efforts by the administration to convince them to do so. People aren’t stupid—they know when they’re not being told the full truth.

The authors point out other problems within various agencies’ discussions about COVID response, notably the refusal to account for natural immunity. What’s more interesting—and damning—than any individual decision is the overall CultureThey describe the political pressure and political turmoil they face from within agencies. Below are some examples.

“It felt like we were a political tool,” a CDC scientist told us about the issue…

As one NIH scientist told us: “There’s a silence, an unwillingness for agency scientists to say anything. Even though they know that some of what’s being said out of the agency is absurd…”

That was a theme we heard over and over again—people felt like they couldn’t speak freely, even internally within their agencies. “You get labeled based on what you say. If you talk about it you will suffer, I’m convinced,” an FDA staffer told us. Another person at that agency added: “If you speak honestly, you get treated differently…”

The fact that there is no public dissent or debate can only be explained by the fact that they are—or at least feel that they are—being muzzled.

The authors conclude, “The official public health response to Covid has undermined the public’s belief in public health itself. This can have devastating and unintended consequences. ”

This damning article describes multiple instances of what so many of us have been feeling since Biden took over the reins of the federal government’s COVID response, and since virus-obsessed Democrat governors in places like California and Michigan began throwing down nonsensical, draconian edicts to “stop the spread.” The fact is, the Biden Administration has not been “following the science” since day one, and in reality, most of its policies are downright political, and have utterly failed to “stop the spread.” It’s a dangerous precedent for our nation.

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