Throughout the entire pandemic, I’ve been saying that you never know what information you can trust when it comes to the Chinese coronavirus — and you never know who you can trust, either. That being said, there’s certain information that comes along and you wonder how true it can be considering the untrustworthy media isn’t touching said information with a 10,000-foot pole.
Dr. Marty Makary recently wrote an “opinion” piece for the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that was published last Thursday, February 18. What he reported, if accurate, should have been reported everywhere. But as of this writing, there have only been a handful of articles written about Makary's report. Fox News interviewed Makary last Friday about this specific report, but the outlet hasn't put out video of the interview for those that might've missed it live.
“Amid the dire Covid warnings, one crucial fact has been largely ignored: Cases are down 77% over the past six weeks,” Makary wrote. “If a medication slashed cases by 77%, we’d call it a miracle pill.”
For context, Makary is listed by the WSJ as “a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health,” just so you know his bonafides.
But it’s not just “medication,” or a vaccine in this case, that has wholly contributed to the massive drop in cases.
According to Makary and the WSJ:
Why is the number of cases plummeting much faster than experts predicted?
In large part because natural immunity from prior infection is far more common than can be measured by testing. Testing has been capturing only from 10% to 25% of infections, depending on when during the pandemic someone got the virus. Applying a time-weighted case capture average of 1 in 6.5 to the cumulative 28 million confirmed cases would mean about 55% of Americans have natural immunity.
Now add people getting vaccinated. As of this week, 15% of Americans have received the vaccine, and the figure is rising fast. Former Food and Drug Commissioner Scott Gottlieb estimates 250 million doses will have been delivered to some 150 million people by the end of March.
So now, with all of that information, you might ask, ‘When will we get back to normal?’
If you ask the radical media and politician approved “expert,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, he told the LA Times Today in an interview — published just two days before Makary’s WSJ article — that we “hopefully’ will be back to “a degree of normality” by 2022.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki gave her usual non-answer answer last Wednesday on when Americans can resume their lives out from under the thumb of government.
“We want to be straight with the American public,” Psaki said, according to ABC News. “We are not in a place where we can predict exactly when everybody will feel normal again.”
Thanks for the “clarity,” Jen. But yeah, we should all just shut up and “follow the science.”
If we’re to “follow the science,” then why aren’t news outlets and doctors — like Fauci — paying attention the actual data that Makary says he’s based his formula on.
“My prediction that Covid-19 will be mostly gone by April is based on laboratory data, mathematical data, published literature and conversations with experts,” Makary wrote.
You know, science.
Makary concluded his piece by urging scientists that have warned him about talking publicly about his data to reveal the truth to the public so that we the people can get back to lives that are actually what “normal” means.
Some medical experts privately agreed with my prediction that there may be very little Covid-19 by April but suggested that I not to talk publicly about herd immunity because people might become complacent and fail to take precautions or might decline the vaccine. But scientists shouldn’t try to manipulate the public by hiding the truth. As we encourage everyone to get a vaccine, we also need to reopen schools and society to limit the damage of closures and prolonged isolation. Contingency planning for an open economy by April can deliver hope to those in despair and to those who have made large personal sacrifices.
Again, who knows what to believe concerning the pandemic, because we’ve been given so much conflicting information. But when the establishment of any group wants to keep things private and away from people, that’s the indicator that the information should be shouted from the rooftops.