This week, the Supreme Court blocked Joe Biden’s unconstitutional vaccine mandate. After the defeat, in his plea to get every American vaccinated, he made an appeal to “social media companies and media outlets — please deal with the misinformation and disinformation that’s on your shows. It has to stop.” If they did that, it would mean that they would have to block Joe Biden because he is the living embodiment of misinformation. The day before his appeal to stop misinformation, Joe Biden called everyone who is against the unconstitutional Federal takeover of our elections as “Bull Connor”, “George Wallace”, or “Jefferson Davis”.
Most people do not listen to Joe Biden and his recommendations on vaccines because Joe Biden lies every time, he opens his mouth. He rarely ever tells the truth. Joe Biden was the original anti-vaxxer. During the 2020 campaign, he said, “when we finally do, God willing, get a vaccine, who’s going to take the shot? Who’s going to take the shot? You going to be the first one to say, ‘Put me — sign me up, they now say it’s OK’? I’m not being facetious… And the question of whether it’s real.” How can we trust what Biden says about the vaccines when he lied about and politicized the vaccines from day one for his political purposes. This is why Joe Biden is such a bad leader. He lies to the American people so often that very few people believe a word that he says. And that is why his approval rating is at historic lows. You cannot be the number one purveyor of misinformation, and then lash out at misinformation.
The people telling us to get vaccinated are the ones who are calling January 6th an “armed insurrection”. They are the ones who told us for 3 years that Donald Trump colluded with the Russians. They are the ones who told us that the 2020 election was the fairest most honest election on record. They are the ones saying there isn’t a crisis at the border. They are the ones saying that inflation is a good thing. They are the ones who put in policies to purposely drive-up gas prices to justify the green new deal. You can’t lie this often to the American people and then wonder why the American people don’t trust what you say.
Dr. Fauci, the face and voice of the government Covid response, has lied most of all. He started by saying we need “15 days to slow the spread” which turned out to be completely wrong or an out-and-out lie. Then he said that masks don’t work to stop the virus which he later admitted was a lie to preserve masks for the frontline medical workers. He has lied about the origins of the virus, and about his funding the gain of function research which created the virus. He lied about the efficacy of the vaccines, and herd immunity. Dr. Fauci has lied to the American people again, and again, and again, and then he wants the American people to listen to him and follow his prescriptions?
The best way to earn peoples’ trust and to get them to follow you is to be honest with them. Do not lie to them even if the truth is hard to hear; be honest with them, because you were going to need that credibility down the road to help navigate through the difficult situation you’re dealing with. But if you lie, even if it is a “noble lie”, it still destroys your credibility among those you are trying to lead. The best way to get the most people vaccinated is to tell them the truth, be honest and supply the facts to them. If getting the vaccine is what in the best health interest of people then the vast majority would get vaccinated. But sadly, the official narrative from the bureaucrats in Washington has been littered with so much lying and obfuscation that many people don’t trust what our medical bureaucrats say anymore.
They have failed to give the American people the most basic information on the virus and the vaccines. What is the efficacy rate of the Moderna vaccine? What is the efficacy rate of Pfizer? What about Johnson & Johnson? Isn’t that important information needed to make an informed decision? What about giving us the efficacy rate of each vaccine, based age, race and gender, so if we were to decide to get the vaccine, we could decide which one would work best for each one of us. But where is that information?
Why has Dr. Fauci discontinued the VAERS tracking system? Isn’t it important to know what are the potential side effects from these vaccines, and what are the chances that those side effects occurring in you? Yet. Our medical bureaucrats have stopped tracking that information, why? Are they lazy? Are they incompetent? Or maybe the data was producing results that Dr. Fauci didn’t want us to see.
Does Joe Biden and Dr. Fauci believe that the American people who have not taken the vaccines actually believe that the virus is deadly and the vaccines would prevent it, but they are willing to risk death just to be stubborn? People who are not vaccinated simply don’t trust what the Biden administration is saying about vaccines because they don’t trust Biden or Fauci. Yelling at people, calling them names, blaming them, and then mandating medication they don’t believe in, does not win over anyone’s hearts or minds.
Last year, it was reported that hospitals were counting hospitalizations and deaths “with Covid” as hospitalizations and deaths “from Covid”. For example, a man in his 20’s who died in a motorcycle accident who happened to test positive at the hospital was labeled as a Covid death. How many of the Covid hospitalizations and deaths were counted this way? The sheer number of infections and deaths were what ginned up the fear that drove the draconian response to the pandemic, so the suspicious ways we tracked hospitalizations and deaths caused many people to question the veracity of the pandemic itself. Last year, those who were suspicious of the actual numbers were labelled as conspiracy theorists.
Recently, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky started making a distinction between those who died "from Covid" and those who died "with Covid", thus proving the “conspiracy theorist” right. Coincidentally, this admission came out during a spike of infections and deaths under Joe Biden. So, the CDC was pumping up the numbers under Trump, and downplaying the numbers under Biden. And we are expected to trust what they tell us? What are the real numbers? It just came out that Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer undercounted nursing home deaths by up to 42 percent in her state. If we got the actual numbers, we may find out that Covid is not a dangerous or as deadly as it is advertised.
Last week, Dr. Walensky also stated that over 75% of the deaths from Covid were in people who had at least 4 comorbidities, but true to form, she did not list the comorbidities. This would have been great information to have 18 months ago. Maybe we would not have locked down 330 million people, and maybe hundreds of millions of healthy Americans would not have needed to have their lives and livelihoods turned completely upside down to prevent them from getting a virus that would not had a negative outcome on them. Yet, all that information was kept from the American people, and those who put that information out there were blocked on social media as promoting misinformation.
There is always going to be a portion of the population who are sheep, people who blindly follow what our government bureaucrats say without question. Then there is the other portion of the population who want to see the evidence and the facts before complying with any government recommendation. The problem is that our government bureaucrats have not been honest, they have not been forth coming with facts and evidence surrounding Covid, they have manipulated the data, and then they have made blanket proclamations offering one size fits all recommendations to combat a virus that manifests itself in extreme degrees of severity across all demographic groups which makes people rightfully conclude that the proclamations coming from the Biden administration are more about controlling the population than protecting individual people.
Judd Garrett is a graduate from Princeton University, and a former NFL player, coach, and executive. He has been a contributor to the website Real Clear Politics. He has recently published his first novel, No Wind.