At this point, taking the scientific establishment seriously has become a difficult thing to do. It’s clear that many of them have been co-opted by people more interested in pushing a political perspective through the veneer of science than actually following it. It only makes one want to further distance oneself from these institutions when calling them wrong about something very obvious is labeled as “misinformation” and used to censor and silence you.
But moreover, the people in charge of “the science” are increasingly proven to be corrupt and/or wildly incompetent. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky certainly isn’t doing herself any favors.
The CDC is known for its ability to flip-flop on things based on how much pushback it’s getting from leftists on Twitter. The unofficial CDC motto seems to be “politics first, science maybe.” The inconsistency shows that the CDC is being run by anything but actual science and that its marching orders are coming from outside, moreover, it further reinforced the idea that they were just making this stuff up as they went along.
Fast forward to last Sunday when Walensky was having a live-streamed sit-down where she effectively admitted that she was getting her data from the one place you should never get your data from. The long and short of it is that Walensky was creating CDC guidance after watching reports on CNN.
“When the CNN feed came that it was 95% effective, the vaccine, so many of us wanted it to be helpful, so many of us wanted to say, ‘Ok this is our ticket out.’”
Walensky: “When the CNN feed came that it was 95% effective, the vaccine, so many of us wanted it to be helpful, so many of us wanted to say, ‘Ok this is our ticket out.’”— Michael P Senger (@MichaelPSenger) March 5, 2022
Ok… But then you got millions fired and excluded from society for not taking it.pic.twitter.com/Xcl7bUUrOi
Hold the phone.
People were making an inordinate amount of their decisions about how to conduct everything from their private to their business lives based on CDC guidance. Businesses were effectively telling their employees that if they didn’t get vaccinated then they would be fired. The President of the United States tried to unconstitutionally force everyone to get the vaccine based on what the CDC was saying…
…and Walensky was crafting her guidance on CNN reports? The same network that called a riot that was in the middle of burning a city to the ground a “largely peaceful” protest and once asked if the missing Malaysian airliner had possibly fallen into a black hole? That CNN?
People lost their jobs, their homes, their families, and more on the word of the CDC, an institution that we now know was getting its ideas from a network that was so bad that it’s consistently finished in last place.
At this point, it’s unclear why Americans should trust scientific institutions like the CDC at all. It has been nothing short of a joke for some time, and an unfunny one at that. Many Americans have had their lives destroyed due to its guidance, and now we learn that the guidance it put forth was influenced by a network that has no business referring to itself as a legitimate source of news.
Original article from Redstate