Readers of Revolver have known the truth about Covid-19 for well over a year now. The truth, reduced to a few key and essential facts, is as follows:
- Covid-19 is, overall, not that deadly, and getting less deadly all the time.
- Most of those who die of Covid are already unwell, often extremely unwell.
- Most interventions to contain Covid, in particular lockdowns and ubiquitous masking, don’t work.
- Children are nearly immune to Covid and do very little to spread it.
- In terms of effect on America’s prosperity, stability, health, and mental well-being, the “cures” for Covid have been far more harmful than the disease itself.
For the past year, stating these facts could get a person banned from Facebook or shut down on YouTube and Twitter.
But now, abruptly, the Biden Administration and its mouthpieces are trying to make this the conventional wisdom. Sensing political calamity if it can’t get the country to move past Covid, what might be called the “West Wing” branch of progressivism desperately wants to adjust narratives and calm their base down, so that life (and the economy) can go back to normal.
Suddenly, all over the place, the old stalwarts of Covid hysteria are saying things that mere weeks ago constituted “misinformation” you could get censored for uttering. Shortly before Christmas, CNN medical analyst Leana Wen said something that was known before even the first Covid lockdowns 22 months ago: The loose-fitting cloth masks most people wear when forced don’t really do anything.
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) December 21, 2021
Also at CNN, host Jake Tapper decided that now is the perfect time to acknowledge that when hospitals fill up with “Covid” cases, a very large percentage are merely incidental infections.
CNN’s Jake Tapper rips into “misleading” COVID hospitalization numbers.
“We’re 2 years into this … if somebody’s in the hospital with a broken leg and they also have asymptomatic COVID, that should not be counted as hospitalized with covid, clearly.” pic.twitter.com/rZhcANyYaW
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) January 10, 2022
A year and a half ago, Anthony Fauci made TV appearances warning of “serious consequences” if the U.S. didn’t remain in lockdown mode. Now, just after the new year, Anthony Fauci himself finally acknowledged the important difference between children being hospitalized for Covid versus the much much greater number hospitalized with Covid.
— John Cullen (@I_Am_JohnCullen) January 3, 2022
And then, most damning of all, there is CDC director Rochelle Walensky, who has done a tour of TV news in the past few days to admit that, yes, the vast majority of Covid deaths are people with a snarl of comorbidities that make them far more vulnerable than the average person. Of course, this being 2022, Wolensky also had to immediately apologize:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky apologized to disability advocates after calling it “encouraging” that most vaccinated individuals who have died from COVID-19 “were unwell to begin with,” but they say the CDC needs to do more.
Walensky drew ire from many with disabilities after an appearance earlier this month on ABC’s “Good Morning America” where she discussed a new study looking at the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines.
“The overwhelming number of deaths, over 75%, occurred in people who had at least four comorbidities, so really these are people who were unwell to begin with, and yes, really encouraging news in the context of omicron,” Walensky said during the appearance. “We’re really encouraged by these results.”
Walensky met with representatives from The Arc, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, the American Association of People with Disabilities and seven other organizations Friday afternoon to apologize for what the CDC described as a “hurtful, yet unintentional, statement pertaining to COVID-19 deaths and comorbidities.”
It’s not just TV rhetoric, either. Walensky’s CDC recently changed its quarantine guidance to say that individuals who test positive for Covid-19 should isolate for just five days instead of ten.