Remember Biden’s insistence that his administration would “follow the science” with regards to the pandemic?
Well, it looks like the White House has decided to play “follow the politics” instead, even when those politics flew completely in the face of the science they claimed they would follow.
Indeed, the White House went berserk, demanding masks for children under the age of 5, demanding negative COVID tests within one day of entering the United States (if one is entering legally, that is), demanding mask mandates for as many industries as possible, and demanding Americans arbitrarily follow a bunch of policies and procedures, just because.
And, it appears that individuals who were employed by the NIH or CDC are starting to leave in droves, clearly because they are sick of being forced to work with politics when their careers should be based on science.
A report reveals the clear internal struggles at each agency, especially in terms of using poorly analyzed data to make major policy decisions.
“The heads of their agencies are using weak or flawed data to make critically important public health decisions,” the report notes, “that such decisions are being driven by what’s politically palatable to people in Washington or to the Biden administration.”
Hilarious. In other words, the Biden administration is hardly that interested in “the science,” though it made a great sound bite on the campaign trail.
“And that they have a myopic focus on one virus instead of overall health,” the report added.
Gee, the White House has a short-sighted focus. Who would have thought?
Senior officials have commented directly on the chaos that has occurred inside the federal agencies, especially as the current federal government guns for even more power.
“It’s like a horror movie I’m being forced to watch and I can’t close my eyes,” one senior FDA official remarked, “people are getting bad advice and we can’t say anything.”
Of course not. Otherwise, they’ll be attacked for spreading “disinformation” when the biggest spreaders of so-called disinformation come straight from the Oval Office.
“There’s been a large amount of turnover. Morale is low,” a senior CDC official chimed in, “things have become so political, so what are we there for?”
At this point, scientists are largely there to give both agencies credibility they don’t deserve, especially when the politicians steamroll right over them.
Or, in some cases, lie, as revealed in recently leaked emails regarding gain-of-function research.
Gain-of-function research, as defined by the U.S. Department Health and Human Services, refers to the following:
“Studies, or research that improves the ability of a pathogen to cause disease, help define the fundamental nature of human-pathogen interactions, thereby enabling assessment of the pandemic potential of emerging infectious agents, informing public health and preparedness efforts, and furthering medical countermeasure development.”
Fauci has long insisted taxpayer funds did not go to the research that created the pandemic in the first place, though recently revealed emails and letters suggest otherwise.
Just consider the letter sent to EcoHealthAlliance from NIAID program officer Erik Stemmy and NIH chief grants management officer Jenny Greer
“Based upon information in the most recent progress report, NIAID has determined that the above referenced grant may include Gain of Function (GoF) research that is subject to the U.S. Government funding pause,” the letter wrote, adding that the research was directly applicable to “testing predictions of CoV inter-species transmission.”
One can only imagine what other projects taxpayer revenues are funding …
Author: Jane Jones