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    Listen to the Science?

    "Scientific knowledge is a body of statements of varying degrees of certainty — some most unsure, some nearly sure, but none absolutely certain." Richard Feynman, 1965 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics

    We've been told thousands of times by the media and government officials to listen to the scientists. The question that remains is which scientist and at what juncture should we listen.

    Do we listen when they say masks are useless and should not be worn, or do we listen when we are told to get behind the mask? After all, both Anthony Fauci, Director of the NIAID and Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) have told us both of those things at different times. By the way, Ghebreyesus is not a medical doctor. Or perhaps we should listen to Bill Gates, who is not a doctor or a scientist and couldn't figure out how to control a virus in his own software.

    Or perhaps we should listen to Governor Cooper or his sidekick, Mandy Cohen. Dr. Cohen is trained as an internal medicine physician, but she is not a scientist and has little or no training in epidemiology. Before serving as the Secretary of the NC Department of Health and Human Services she served in the health field in the Obama administration. In other words, she is bureaucrat and talking head for the governor, a non-practicing physician.

    Speaking of talking heads, are they the scientists we should listen to? How about Anderson Cooper? Don Lemmon? Talking heads at the leading networks? Do any of these people have any scientific background?

    If you live in Pennsylvania, you are supposed to heed the admonitions of Rachel (Richard) Levine. He's/she's such a confused scientist he/she thinks he/she is a woman now. After all, he/she holds the same position as Mandy Cohen does in North Carolina. (We do know Cohen is a woman; at least she's not confused about that.)

    All of the aforementioned people have been listened to and heeded by a huge number of American citizens. It appears many people believe every word that comes from these so called "experts".

    But we can't listen to Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a real doctor and Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. He has been thoroughly demonized by those who disagree with him, particularly regarding lockdowns and the damage they have caused and their failure to be effective. And he actually has the nerve to question the numbers put out by the CDC and other government agencies. Dr. Fauci said Bhattacharya's reasoning is "nonsense and very dangerous ... you will have killed a lot of people that would have been avoided." Is that sort of like what happened in New York nursing homes? Those are the people that Dr. Bhattacharya says should be protected, not school age children that almost never get the virus.

    Dr. Bhattacharya is far from being the only doctor that questions the popular narrative. There are thousands more, but their words are ignored and disparaged. Dr. Simone Gold lost her job because she spoke up about the virus, its treatment, and how it should be approached by the medical field and by citizens themselves. In her book, "I Do Not Consent", Dr. Gold writes these powerful words: "The Declaration of Independence states that the government derives its power from the consent of the governed. I do not consent to be governed by bureaucrats offering debunked conventional wisdom derived from a corrupt elite caste. Neither should you."

    My next article will focus on the scientists and what they say about the vaccine. Richard Fenyman would find lots more varying degrees of certainty and uncertainty.
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