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If there were ever a time to “question authority,” as the old counterculture slogan of the 1960s urged, the authoritarian age of COVID-19 is that time. 2020 will go down in American history as the year that public health “experts” got everything wrong.

It’s not just that their judgment was faulty. It’s that time and again, the professional elites deceived the citizenry, derided other academics and medical professionals who challenged them and de-platformed outspoken dissidents who refused to obey them. These pathological liars are the true public health threat.

Exhibit A: Anthony Fauci.

The incurably smug director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases led the “Great Mask Hoax” in March 2020 when he told CBS News, “There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask.” He very explicitly characterized mask-wearing as a performative gesture that “might make people feel a little bit better and it might even block a droplet, but it’s not providing the perfect protection that people think that it is.”

Months later, fact-doctorer Fauci performed a whiplash-inducing 180-degree turnaround and became the planet’s No. 1 mask cheerleader. He rationalized that he needed to mislead the nation about the efficacy of masks in order “to save the masks for the people who really needed them because it was felt that there was a shortage of masks.”

I don’t know about you, but in my house, we call this sick behavior “covering your behind.”

Last week, Fauci was at it again. After repeatedly asserting over the past year that 60-70% of Americans would need to submit to vaccine jabs to reach herd immunity, he cranked up the number to between 70-90% in an interview with The New York Times. Fauci confessed that he manipulated the numbers based on polling data about citizens’ vaccine hesitancy:

“When polls said only about half of all Americans would take a vaccine, I was saying herd immunity would take 70 to 75 percent … Then, when newer surveys said 60 percent or more would take it, I thought, ‘I can nudge this up a bit,’ so I went to 80, 85. We need to have some humility here …. We really don’t know what the real number is.”

“We” need to have some humility? Speak for yourself, Dr. Gasbag!

Fauci further disclosed on CNN this weekend that his herd immunity pronouncement was nothing more than a “guesstimate.”

I don’t know about you, but in my house, we call this kind of prestidigitation “pulling things out of your behind.”

Fauci’s colleagues performed similar feats of scientific fraud, deception, misdirection and political propaganda.

The Erroneous Experts shut down playgrounds, ordered us to stop singing and dancing, and canceled Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas in the name of social distancing — but gave the green light to Black Lives Matter marches, antifa protests and post-election celebrations by Joe Biden supporters.

The Erroneous Experts caused panic shortages of hand sanitizer and antiseptic wipes with unsupported claims that COVID-19 spread through surfaces.


The Erroneous Experts facilitated the suffering of countless patients by recklessly hooking them up to ventilators, turning their lungs to mush and forbidding their loved ones from comforting them as they lay dying unnecessary deaths — while publicity-thirsty doctors and nurses went viral twerking for TikTok and Twitter.

The Erroneous Experts conducted online purges and witch hunts against naturopaths, chiropractors, independent investigative journalists, informed parents and frontline doctors who advocated vitamin D, zinc, sunshine, exercise, hydroxychloroquine or any other commonsense measures that did not involve lining the pockets of Big Pharma — even as two-faced Fauci admitted he takes vitamins C and D to boost his immunity.

The Erroneous Experts stoked widespread fear of “asymptomatic transmission” of COVID-19, forcing catastrophic lockdowns of healthy people around the globe. But as a new British Medical Journal article acknowledges: “(W)e know very little about the proportions of people with positive results who are truly asymptomatic throughout the course of their infection.” About half of people classified as “asymptomatic” go on to develop symptoms. Contrary to the impression Erroneous Experts have left the public with, they have no idea to what extent people with no symptoms transmit the virus to others.

Moreover, the BMJ article makes clear: “No test of infection or infectiousness is currently available for routine use. As things stand, a person who tests positive with any kind of test may or may not have an active infection with live virus, and may or may not be infectious.”

So, the COVID-19 tests are unreliable as we hurtle toward mandatory, universal testing, tracking and tracing. And, as I reported in my three-part series on the clinical trials, the COVID vaccines are neither safe nor effective by any honest measure. Indeed, the World Health Organization’s chief scientists admitted Monday what I pointed out last month:

“I don’t believe we have the evidence on any of the vaccines to be confident that it’s going to prevent people from actually getting the infection and therefore being able to pass it on,” Dr. Soumya Swaminathan stated.

The “believe science” cult of Erroneous Experts is the epitome of anti-scientific thought. May 2021 be the year of resistance and the death knell for COVID control freakism.

Michelle Malkin’s email address is [email protected]

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  1. This virus is man made. What kind of person gets up early every day to go to work inventing new deseases? Given the way our betters are using it I suspect it was released intentionally. This has got to be peak mendacity.

    No. I’m not a scientist. I’m a human, born with the ability to recognize patterns.

    • Replies: @Dr. Charles Fhandrich
  2. Realist says:

    2020: the Year ‘Expert’ Credibility Died

    But like our country, it has been terminally ill for decades.

  3. Verity says:

    I am perplexed! When is a vaccine, not a vaccine? When it doesn’t prevent one from getting a disease? When it only may alleviate the severity of the disease? When the effects of the vaccine for some are worse than the disease? Polio vaccines prevent polio, smallpox vaccines prevent smallpox! What the he’ll is the real deal with these RNA supposed vaccines?

    • Replies: @Hans
  4. unit472 says:

    Not only do the experts not know what they are doing they have more power to do it than we could imagine. Who knew the CDC could prohibit evicting deadbeat tenants? Is there any recognized economic doctrine Jerome Powell or Christine Legarde can point to justify negative real interest rates?

    All these clowns are making it up on the fly. Unfortunately their ‘experiments’ are being conducted on real people not laboratory mice.

    • Replies: @animalogic
  5. TG says:

    I think the big picture is that our establishment – politicians, journalists, academics, etc. – have been so corrupted by money and go-along-to-get-along that they have no credibility on pretty much anything. Our entire culture has been hollowed out, nothing can be counted on, anyone can say anything, and anyone else can say the opposite, and with no insitutional respect for the truth, there is no way for the public to have a clue. So we are divided into people who simply accept whatever they are being told by authorities as gospel, and get angry if you question it – and people who think it’s all a con. And both of these groups are probably right about half the time…

    Iraq had weapons of mass destruction – NAFTA and MFN for China won’t cause us to lose industries and jobs – deregulating the financial industry won’t cause any problems – mass immigration won’t lower wages or increase traffic congestion or raise rents – “surprise medical billing” is necessary for people to maintain their personal relationships with their doctors – I could go on, you get the idea.

    Increasingly, the elites regard sneering at critics as logical proof that they are right. For example, President Obama threw a massive party for his wealthy patrons in India, there were reports that this set the public back by a billion dollars. Maybe not, but from the description it must have cost a lot. I mean, they airlifted a prefabricated armored tunnel over a kilometer long to shuttle VIPs back and forth, it had air conditioning and video cameras, and then they airlifted it out. That doesn’t come cheap. But journalists kept saying that rumors of the cost had been thoroughly debunked. By which they meant, official spokesmen had stated that these claims were “ridiculous.”

    It reminds me of fake Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman “debunking” claims that NAFTA and MFN for China would be bad for the USA, simply by stating that these claims were “silly.” Yup, that’s rational argument for you, today.

    The Sierra Club used to be against using massive immigration to force population growth up, and then they did a 180 degree turn because a wealthy donor with an arguable interest in cheap labor bribed them with 100 million dollars. So now the Sierra Club states with absolute certainty that forced populating growth cannot harm the environment, but there was no data, no analysis, no debate, the leadership was just bribed to say the opposite from what they had been. I don’t mean to pick on the Sierra Club, but most of the time this sort of thing doesn’t see the light of day – but it has to be happening all the time. Nothing can be relied on. It’s truth today, the opposite is truth tomorrow, how can you not believe?

    Life will go on, as it always does, but while the elites have found it convenient to stop worrying about the truth, the loss of public trust is going to be a major loss for the nation. It’s how banana republics function.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  6. @Voice of reason

    If this means what I think it means…I like it,and hope it catches on.

    • Replies: @Voice of reason
  7. 2020 was also the year that Michelle Malkin lost all dredibility as a paid speech partisan propagandist, that completely ignored that scamdemic scientific fraud used as a fall guy for financial fraud that occured under Trump’s watch and vax fraud that also became Trump’s official policy which Michelle Malkin ignored completely until well after the 2020 election was over, and argued that people should vote for Trump that signed these measures into law, as well as permitted states and local governments to violate the 14th amendment rights of citizens ending their freedom of assembly, losing their jobs, businesses, homes, and apartments.

    Go away Michelle Malkin! You have made a total ass out of yourself! Why in the hell would anyone be stupid enough to vote for Trump after all of that?

    Gee, I don’t know, you would have to ask the many idiots that are published on this website!

    Andrea Iravani

    • Agree: Realist, InnerCynic
  8. @TG

    And 150,000,000 people voted to support this insane system.

    • Agree: Realist
    • Replies: @Realist
  9. 2020 will go down in American history as the year that public health “experts” got everything wrong.

    Depends on how you define wrong. The experiment wasn’t to stop COVID; it was to see if the elites could successfully shred the last vestiges of Constitutional rights and the need for consent of the governed.

  10. Realist says:

    2020 will go down in American history as the year that public health “experts” got everything wrong.

    They got nothing wrong. It was a planned deception by the Deep State as part of their plan to get total control of this country…which is all but complete.

  11. Realist says:

    China has about four times the population of the US and an average IQ about five points higher than the US. This affords them a tremendous advantage in the number of people of high intelligence…at any level. China also has a larger number of people, than the US, on the left side of the curve, …here is the rub…China doesn’t let them vote. China doesn’t let those on the right side of the curve vote either…China puts those of higher intelligence in positions of power commensurate with their intelligence. It is called MERITOCRACY…the US is controlled by a Plutocratic Oligarchy.
    Here is just one example of a real-life outcome.

    • Agree: RoatanBill
    • Replies: @Thomas Walker
  12. @goldgettin

    Yes, that it does. And, thank you for the acknowledgement-I am a man of few words so, this is what I feel about that FraUd, FaUci. I seen through his game from day one of this hoax.

  13. Wyatt says:

    The experts have always been wrong. They were wrong about the problems of the Great Depression. They were wrong about the JFK assassination. They were wrong about Vietnam. They were wrong about 9/11.

    The problem is that they’ve gotten too noticeably stupid as of late. When doctors are saying “white supremacy” is worse than the disease they’ve been scaremongering about for months and that people should go and rally for criminal negros, they’re lying in such a visible fashion that anyone paying attention knows they lied.

    • Agree: Realist
  14. Anon[418] • Disclaimer says:

    This is far, far more pernicious than we can possibly imagine.

    It is widely reported that the new pseudo-vaccine does not prevent infection or transmission, only SYMPTOMS. If this is the case, this will have ZERO IMPACT on developing herd immunity. Giving this pseudo-vaccine to health care professionals first will cause health care professionals to become symptomless carriers, turning our healthcare system into Typhoid Mary on steroids. The carnage this will bring is unimaginable — almost as if it is designed to reduce population (especially the elderly), while leaving people clamoring for greater government control and ever more draconian mandates to save us.

    This is truly either a mind-bogglingly horrendous misstep (or a sign of malign genius worthy of a James Bond supervillain).

  15. @unit472

    “Is there any recognized economic doctrine Jerome Powell or Christine Legarde can point to justify negative real interest rates?”
    Please, don’t blame that on the virus — these Shits have been contriving this monetary situation for at least 11-12 years.

  16. Mrs. Malkin is, hands down, the greatest commentator on contemporary U.S. politics and social issues. She is accurate and utterly brilliant. Read her articles and learn what your government is doing to you.

    • Replies: @Greta Handel
  17. @WorkingClass

    I tend to agree with you. And as for trusting the “big institutions”, President Donald Trump has by simply running for president, proved the utter stupidity of that idea. No one is looking out for American citizens rights at D.C. NO ONE, the phony Republicans included. Just watching the absurd reporters that work for the establishment media going through their “act” everyday of pretending to tell the public the “facts” is enough to make one sick. How they can be this without the slightest bit of shame is incredible. They know that Biden, for example, is a crook, his son is a crook, his brother also. All of them are a crime syndicate and he did not win the election. He won by cheating.

  18. Anonymous[401] • Disclaimer says:

    Everyone seems to have forgotten that grouchy Fauci was the same Kalamity Karen who SWORE that heterosexuals would die at rates equal to gays from AIDS.

    He was wrong then and he’s wrong now.

    The corrupt midget, the fugly lawn gnome, is a narcissist addicted to fear-mongering.

  19. @Realist

    We are an oligarchy because people like George Soros, Jeff Bezos, the founder of Twitter, and our major movie studios which also have news divisions (Disney-ABC; Comcast/universal/NBC; Viacom-Paramount-CBS; ATT-Time Warner – CBS) kowtow to China. The ivy leagues are part of the oligarchy.

    The Chinese have a Communist Party partial meritocracy; in America, we have affirmative action instituted by the oligarchy to keep the competent people suppressed so as not to interfere with said oligarchy.

    • Replies: @Realist
  20. Bam says:

    You racist little shits. Go get a life.

    • Replies: @Hans
  21. @Dr. Charles Fhandrich

    Are you not aware that she remains an unrepentant NeoCon warmonger? And before you dismiss that as stale, go back and see that several of her first columns after landing here in April included anti-Chinese smears.

    This has been toned down since, as she’s been focusing on domestic issues. But Mrs. Malkin’s a Buchanan/Derbyshire type, picking at a few of the Right issues but ultimately serving to reinforce the Exceptional! policies of Uncle Sam and the Establishment.

    • Replies: @Dr. Charles Fhandrich
  22. Lucky says:

    There are a few things I think you should be questioning besides medical experts and Epidemiologists such as Dr. Fauci. If any “Credibility” died in 2020, I think it was yours, your party, and all the Trump supporters including the greedy, self-serving Senators who refused to impeach Trump in 2018 and are poking their fingers in the eye of Democracy this very day. The examples you use to show how incompetent and inept Dr. Fauci is, are totally misleading, taken out of context, and in most cases not representative of what actually happened. You have a problem with someone who doesn’t know everything there is to know about a deadly virus the first day he sees it, yet you don’t seem to have a problem with a President who, over a period of four years, lies about it, downplays it, politicizes it, and then profits from it. You also fail to mention that the Obama Administration laid out a plan to defend against exactly this kind of pandemic, using the lessons learned from a very successful strategy to protect the US from the Ebola virus, and your administration threw it out the window and disbanded the agency responsible for implementing it, and you question the medical experts? You have a President who has just committed election fraud by threatening and coercing a State Governor to commit a felony by overturning an election, but you criticize the medical experts? You have a group of Senators roaming the country spewing lies and baseless claims of election fraud, with plans to obstruct the Electoral College vote, and you criticize the medical experts? The entire Republican Party has gone off the rails on the Crazy Train and you criticize the only people who are, in fact, still sane and doing everything in their power to protect your sorry ass from dying. Why don’t you use your position of influence to encourage people to do the obviously sane and responsible thing: wear a mask, socially distance, stay away from groups of people who can spread the disease, and all the other things that the medical experts whom you are criticizing, are advising, and quit politicizing it and spreading more death and destruction in people’s lives.

  23. Ragno says:

    Michelle, watchoo tawkin’ about?

    It ’bout time Da Science reflected what make me feel good about myseff. Such as:

    Vaccines be safe. Safe as Big Macs.

  24. Realist says:
    @Thomas Walker

    The Chinese have a Communist Party partial meritocracy; in America, we have affirmative action instituted by the oligarchy to keep the competent people suppressed so as not to interfere with said oligarchy.

    While I agree with your comments…I believe China has an almost complete meritocracy…not a partial one.

  25. Hans says:

    Verity, this is good on the mRNA poison: Why People Will Start Dying A Few Months After The First mRNA “Vaccinations” –

  26. Hans says:

    Bam, quit multi-tasking and do NOT speak to your children in that manner.

  27. @Ragno

    10+ years ago this magazine cover would have been a spoof ad found in Mad Magazine, or the Onion. Now it is celebrated, encouraged, shoved in our faces, and if you don’t agree the woman in the picture is beautiful, you’re an intolerant racist/fat shamer, who deserves to be doxxed, fired, and has no place in the diverse, woke, hive mind, utopia our corporate owned government has created for us

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  28. @Greta Handel

    But Malkin has also written articles on the corruption of the CDC and other big institutions. I don’t believe she’s an all in Neo-Con, though you might have a point there. It would take a little more from her to convince me of it.

  29. 2020: the Year ‘Expert’ Credibility Died

    You got that right, Sport!

  30. @Ragno

    As they always say, “a picture is worth a thousand pounds… errr WORDS, a thousand words, yeah…”

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