Healthcare

Wither The Experts?

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<p>Over the past 21 months, we have been admonished to &ldquo;follow the science&rdquo;, and heed the advice of &ldquo;experts&rdquo;.&nbsp; However, it has become obvious, to me at least, that the average American has no knowledge of science, and the experts are anything but.</p><p>In fact, if you truly follow the science of biology, and declare an individual having XX chromosomes is female and one having XY chromosomes is male, you run the risk of cancellation because someone has the &ldquo;right&rdquo; to determine their biological sex, and their feelings take precedence over the actual settled science.&nbsp; Once feelings come into play, it is no longer science.</p><p>As for heeding the advice of &ldquo;experts&rdquo;, please tell me which experts that would be.</p><p>Is it the &ldquo;experts&rdquo; who had developed &ldquo;models&rdquo; that initially predicted millions of people in the US would die?&nbsp; The models have been proved wrong.</p><p>Is it the &ldquo;experts&rdquo; who initially said that masks were ineffective against COVID?&nbsp; Or the ones who told us to wear a mask because it was the right thing to do.&nbsp; The opinion changed as the political winds shifted.</p><p>Is it the &ldquo;experts&rdquo; who told us that 15 days to flatten the curve would be adequate?&nbsp; Never mind that in no previous time was a quarantine imposed on healthy individuals; quarantines have been traditionally used to isolate infected individuals from spreading the infection to the rest of society.&nbsp; Initially, the 15 days was to lighten the load on emergency rooms.&nbsp; The feared overtaxing of ERs never materialized.</p><p>Is it the &ldquo;experts&rdquo; who warned of respirator shortages?&nbsp; Panic set in and many companies that had no experience in producing respirators started cranking them out by the thousands.&nbsp; Arrangements were made to send respirators from rural areas to cities.&nbsp; But a shortage of respirators never came to pass.</p><p>Is it the &ldquo;experts&rdquo; who declined to even consider all available treatments because of political pressure?&nbsp; Hydroxychloroquine was dismissed out of hand, and people were banned for mentioning it.&nbsp; Same for ivermectin.&nbsp; Now studies have shown that both of these inexpensive medications have real benefits.</p><p>Is it the &ldquo;experts&rdquo; who decided that since ER admissions were not rising to the panic levels they predicted, that they should focus on cases instead of deaths?&nbsp; Because death rates from COVID are certainly dropping off.</p><p>Is it the &ldquo;experts&rdquo; who stated that a vaccine would not be ready for 5 years?&nbsp; Effective vaccines were distributed in less than 1 year.</p><p>Is it the &ldquo;experts&rdquo; who have decided to ratchet the fear to 11 every time a new &ldquo;variant&rdquo; appears?&nbsp; Because while they are more transmissible, they are also less deadly.</p><p>I, for one, I am tired of the cudgel of &ldquo;experts&rdquo; to control the people.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>
KR Expert - Keith Dackson