• About That Science on Asymptomatic Coronavirus, Children, Large Gatherings? Never Mind

    Surge Summary: We have been unrelentingly lectured about the importance of following “the science” in coronavirus policy. But what to do when the “science” can’t seem to make up its mind? The Left’s hypocrisy endorsing huge protests recently, in spite of so-called lockdown guidelines, while shuttering church meetings over the past three months exposes another problem in the COVID-19 crisis.

    by Gary Bauer

    A top researcher at the World Health Organization said yesterday that it is “very rare” for an asymptomatic individual, someone who is infected but appears to have no symptoms, to transmit Covid-19.  (They are now trying to walk back this statement based on “models.”)  But add this to the long list of things the experts have gotten wrong.

    Remember all the hype about asymptomatic spreaders?  (Here and here.) The idea that asymptomatic patients were efficient spreaders was one of the primary arguments behind Dr. Fauci and others telling the president that if he didn’t shutdown the economy, we could lose 2 million people.

    And the left’s hypocrisy on the shutdown has been completely exposed by the recent protests and riots.  People desperate to open their businesses and attend church were roundly condemned as threats to public health, while the protesters are cheered on.

    As Attorney General William Barr put it:  “Why should some people who are enjoying their First Amendment rights by . . . protesting have broader rights than other people who may want to exercise their . . . religious First Amendment rights [to] go to church?”

    Or as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, “Politicians do not get to play red-light, green-light within the First Amendment.”

    Meanwhile, we are just coming to grips with the damage the lockdown has done to our children.  Vaccinations are being missed.  Children with special needs have lost out on important therapy sessions.  Many children have been kept indoors and are spending even more time with electronic devices.  A significant percentage is struggling with anxiety and depression.

    The experts kept telling us, “We have to follow the science.”  But we’re not even close to following the science.

    The science says children are not at significant risk from this disease.  The science says when they get the disease, they often have no symptoms.  The science now says when they get the disease and have no symptoms, they do not easily spread it to elderly people.

    The science says it is healthier to be outside, and that chlorine kills the virus.  But the swimming pools are closed.  The science says you can’t get it from surfaces, but the schools and playgrounds are closed.

    It is understandable when confronted with a new virus that the initial conclusion could end up being wrong.  But now that we know the experts were so wrong, where are the public service ads admitting it and giving us new, better advice?

    Children’s lives matter!

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here.

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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