Saturday, April 11, 2020

Heroic Lawmakers Step Up: Fauci is Doing More Harm Than Good

Antony Fauci

Republican Reps. Andy Biggs (Ariz.) and Ken Buck (Colo.) criticized Anthony Fauci, Trump's top COVID-19 adviser, for the impact his recommendations have had on the country, claiming that the stay-at-home policies informed by his recommendations have forced businesses, workers and corporations into economic turmoil.

“For Fauci, is it merely a societal or economic inconvenience that about 17 million workers are unemployed because of the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, with many more to come in the weeks and months ahead? The economic calamity lies largely with the origination of policies resulting from Fauci's recommendations,” the lawmakers wrote in an op-ed in the Washington Examiner published Saturday.

Here are key snippets:
Fauci has admitted that the models he relies on are unreliable. The models, and their panic-inducing projections, have seemingly been revised down every couple of days. Fauci insists this because of his policy prescriptions, but time and data from the United States and other nations will reveal whether that is true.

We have heard Fauci say the economic cost and societal impacts of his policies were not considered when he devised his epidemic response plan. But the question is whether the medicine he prescribed will prove to be more harmful than the disease in the long term.

Many businesses have been shuttered forever. It will be almost impossible for countless other small businesses to reopen once the government gives the all-clear for the economy to restart.

It is tragic that thousands of people in the country have died or may yet succumb to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. But we also must remember that millions of people have had their lives and livelihoods permanently altered because of the government response to this virus. While our government may make promises and help make things better once the hysteria subsides, there is nothing our leaders will be able to do to make everything completely right again.
Fauci and his team insisted that the best-case outcome for the virus was between 100,000 to 200,000 fatalities stemming from the coronavirus. But that was before the number was revised down to 75,000. And, that was before it was revised down again to 60,000. Surely, more revisions are to come.

Case fatality rates include all deaths of anyone with COVID-19, or the symptoms of the virus. These are classified as a virus-caused death regardless of other health issues that might have contributed to the death. This method of counting is promulgated by Fauci's associate Deborah Birx. It almost sounds as if she is trying to boost the fatality rate.

Birx also recently indicated that we should not open up the country yet because there might be a second time around for the virus. Has she considered the economic destruction she is content with wreaking on the nation? One wonders if she has thought about the emotional toll — the suicides, the increase in domestic and child abuse, drug and alcohol dependence, and a host of additional societal pathologies. Has she considered the loss of life-savings, businesses, and capital?
This is awesome stuff, we need more government officials to step up and attempt to reverse the panic-induced totalitarianism.

History will show that Biggs and Buck were the first to step up.



  1. WOW! All this time, I thought Flatchy and Bricks were doing research for their next book: 'Death of a Nation.' If you don't think "scientists" are free of political agendas, then let me sell you this one-of-a-kind Trojan Horse, carved by Odysseus himself!

  2. Andrew Steven Biggs[3] (born November 7, 1959) is an American politician and Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Arizona's 5th congressional district. He first
    Assumed office
    October 1, 2019

    Biggs is married to Cindy Biggs.[44] He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[54][55]

    Biggs won $10 million in the American Family Sweepstakes and subsequently appeared in a TV ad with Dick Clark and Ed McMahon promoting the sweepstakes

  3. interestingly, both Biggs & buck first took office into US Congress in 2019 :

    Kenneth Robert Buck (born February 16, 1959) is an American politician who represents Colorado's 4th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives as a Republican. He previously served as District Attorney for Weld County, Colorado. Assumed office in Congress on
    March 30, 2019. Buck has two children from his first marriage. Son Cody (born 1988) is a 2011 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York. In 2017, Buck authored the book Drain the Swamp: How Washington Corruption is Worse Than You Think.[53][54] Buck and his second wife, Perry, announced their divorce on November 9, 2018, three days after the midterm election.

  4. No reason to shut down the economy when we have drugs to treat the illness like any other illness. It is totally insane what theynare doing. ...Borderline treasonous and criminal.

    1. Yes, agreed. If medical/government work is exempt, make this virus exempt. Otherwise there will be two million dead from suicide, wife beating, robbers killed or killing...etc.

  5. Yes history will prove them right.....

    I pray it isn't too little too late....

    I am not big on the politicians in general but I would say that the public should contact them and let them know they stand by their heroic actions

    1. The history will prove nothing of the sort. It is already quite obvious to those who actually bothered to look at the numbers and understand what the numbers mean: this hobgoblin is totally imaginary. For Gawd's sake, fewer people are dying this year from flu and COVID than on any random normal year from flu alone.

      Heroic actions, my ass.

    2. Of course, you are right about the numbers - it is just the flu as far as lethality - but the panic drove by the hobgoblin was real. The authoritarian politicians have sky-high poll numbers due to fearful people who buy the lie. So yes, it does take some guts and is heroic for a politician to say the hobgoblin is fake when the self-interested is move is to go with the authoritarian flow. RW is right here and these folks should be encouraged who take a stand against the fear mongering and lying and power grabbing.

  6. both of them are actually useless. they don't THINK, they just regurgitate information from other government workers. and considering they were the ones that into February were saying this was no big deal, and that both are big Hillary supporters, if they are actually trying to harm Trump and help the Democrats. The one good thing seems to be Trump ratings are increasing, and the more Fauci's predictions are wrong, the less he is trusted by those who pay attention