CDC: Politics + Science = Disaster, Every Time

Opinion: Dr Rima
Rima E. Laibow, MD, Medical Director, Natural Solutions Foundation, September 21, 2020

CDC is regarded as a reliable source of information and health direction.  It is not, and has not been for a very long time.  But the current COVID-19 fiasco makes the corruption and failings of that supposedly “science-based” organization painfully, perhaps lethally, obvious.
First of all, the US Government, through CDC and its sister organizations, arms of the industries it is trusted to regulate through corruption, conflict of interest and the odious “revolving door” policy in which industry and regulators are, quite literally, one and the same cast of characters. They flow profitably and effortlessly from industry to regulator and back again, shamelessly selling their influence as they pursue their corporate agendas, no matter how clearly they conflict with either science or public interest.

The US government, for example, is a major, perhaps THE major, non-pharmaceutical company patent holder on vaccines and perhaps the world’s largest customer for those very vaccines, greasing the pockets of both the agencies, the “scientists” whom we, the people, employ and, of course, the ruthless vaccine manufacturers who carry no liability whatsoever for the harm their products do to us.

Without a truly unholy marriage between corporation and regulatory, or, political, rather than ethical, scientific science, none of this would be possible.  Under the current circumstances, however, what is impossible is unbiased science stemming from these agencies, despite the small quotient of decent scientists who still remain on their payrolls.

Once political or economic considerations get their hooks into the practice and results of science, that science is worthless. The sole purpose of real science is to test hypotheses, to attempt to falsify or support them, letting the chips of truth fall where they may.

That is, of course, a high bar and one that is seldom maintained, even if reached occasionally. funders have results that they want to see produced, science is necessarily contaminated.  If researchers have results that they want to see produced, the same is true. And if external forces like politicians have results that they are partial to, we have something as unscientific, dangerous and, you have to admit, by now tragically hilarious as the CDC, the Center for Dangerous Contradictions. or, to use its old name, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The  (CDC) said Monday , September 21, 2020, that “revised guidance” quietly posted on Friday which said airborne transmission was thought to be the main way the virus spreads was “posted in error.”

The revised guidance has now been revised by being removed from the CDC’s web site.

“CDC is currently updating its recommendations regarding airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19),” the CDC wrote. “Once this process has been completed, the update language will be posted.”

The CDC guidance on the coronavirus is now the same as it was before the revisions.

At issue is whether COVID-19 is transmitted by airborne droplets or mainly from person-to-person. If the disease is spread by airborne droplet transmission, the already totally unsupported 6 foot “social distancing” rule makes absolutely no sense or difference.

Similarly, if it is transmitted by airborne droplets which linger in the air, face shields and ineffective masks likewise make no sense.

If the transmission, however, is person-to-person, then presumably those measures would control transmission.

CDC has consistently ignored the evidence that neither masking nor 6′ social distancing are supported by any scientific data for the control of viral disease, conflating what is known about the spread of bacterial disease (which is controlled by properly used masks) and viral disease (which is not).

This guidance states: “The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.” It mentions the virus “may be spread in other ways” but does not mention it being airborne.

Public health experts were pleased with the updated guidance, saying evidence shows COVID-19 can be spread through the air and that the public should be made aware of that fact.

The World Health Organization issued a warning in July, saying that coronavirus could be spread through people talking, singing and shouting after hundreds of scientists released a letter urging it to do so.

The CDC swiftly walked back the guidance posted last week, saying the guidance posted Friday was a “draft version of proposed changes.”

It is not clear if that draft will eventually become the CDC’s guidance, or if it will go through additional changes.

CNN first reported the new guidance on Sunday.

The now-deleted guidance had noted that the coronavirus could spread through airborne particles when an infected person “coughs, sneezes, sings, talks or breaths.”

“There is growing evidence that droplets and airborne particles can remain suspended in the air and be breathed in by others, and travel distances beyond 6 feet (for example, during choir practice, in restaurants, or in fitness classes),” the agency had written. “In general, indoor environments without good ventilation increase this risk.”

“These particles can be inhaled into the nose, mouth, airways, and lungs and cause infection,” the deleted guidance said. “This is thought to be the main way the virus spreads.”

It is of massive importance to political figures whether the virus requires draconian measures like lockdowns or not, whether closing commerce, education, entertainment and other social activities matters or not and whether the problem requires freedom-crushing measures.  Similarly, whether simple, safe and available treatments are appropriate or forbidden is now a political, as well as an economic, concern.

For example, if Vitamins C and D, zinc and hydroxychloroquine and other easily available measures exist to treat the virus, then an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) could not be issued for experimental gene-editing vaccines which have not been anything like properly tested for safety or efficacy.

The US has invested billions of dollars in these untested, unsafe vaccines and failing to receive an EUA would be cataclysmic to the use of these experimental vaccines and their investors. Other nations are in similar “public-private” collusions, apparently  necessitating the elimination of anything approaching a separation of Science and State. Science lies bleeding on the floor, it is true, but the ultimate victim is the public.

https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/517387-cdc-says-revised-guidance-on-airborne-coronavirus-transmission-posted-in

https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/517354-cdc-quietly-shifts-guidance-on-coronavirus-transmission-through-the-air

https://academic.oup.com/cid/advance-article/doi/10.1093/cid/ciaa939/5867798

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/20/health/cdc-coronavirus-airborne-transmission/index.html

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