How do you turn the public on someone you deified for two years?

Puppies and orphans is a good start.

ahrp.org/ahrp-calls-for…
In case you missed the puppies.

medpagetoday.com/special-report…
This doesn’t help either.

vanityfair.com/news/2021/10/n…
Don’t get me wrong - I want him gone as much as the next (reasonable) person.

I just think we need to keep our eye on the ball re: what is really happening here.

The orphan drug trails were in 2004. CBS covered them in 2005. And yet it’s only news now.

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25 Oct
Question: Did anyone *not* have Fauci as the fall guy?…

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People in those high level positions get there by their willingness to do unsavory things that others won’t do in exchange for power and ego gratification.

A quick read of his emails makes it’s clear that Fauci was vulnerable in that way…

2/6
And the things that get them those power positions, also make them vulnerable to exploitation by other powerful people…

3/6
Read 6 tweets
10 Oct
Given all the claims that masking is cost-free in terms of broader culture, I thought it would be interesting to see what some of our iconic images would look like with the lower half of the subjects' faces covered.

Impression: There is clearly a cost. ImageImageImageImage
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18 Sep
My friend (no, not me) recently had the opportunity to respond to a @tacobell "Tell us about your visit" survey - specifically the "Heath & Safety" portion.

I sure hope that tweeting this doesn't ruin her chances in the $500 sweepstakes.

It made me laugh & had to share ...😂
"I don’t care about your COVID health and safety measures.

I am not operating under the delusion that a fast-food vendor can protect me from a respiratory virus.

You claim to be 'committed to my health' but if that were the case, you’d stop selling me your 'food'...
"The truth is that you don’t give a shit about my health, as evidenced by the nutritional content of your product.

And I'm good with that! In fact, that's been our explicit arrangement all along.

It seems you suddenly misunderstand the role Taco Bell plays in my life...
Read 9 tweets
11 Sep
What's the word for an economic system in which the government can artificially restrict a company's (or even an entire sector's) customer base at will?

Because it's not capitalism...
And, yes, we have regulatory oversight: FLSA, FCC, CPSC, EPA, etc... the list of regulatory agencies is extensive.

But what we're facing mass disruption of the most basic market forces using a flimsy justification that crumbles under the most superficial scrutiny...
Does removing people from the economy reduce the transmission of a primarily non-lethal virus? No.

So you can tell me this has been going on for years and there's truth in that...but this is a matter of scope, scale & lack of any reasonable explanation.

It's a paradigm shift.
Read 4 tweets
8 Sep
Yesterday, @Medium informed me via email that they were deleting my account for “elevated risk of potential harm to persons or public health”

The only piece I pub'd there in the last 9mo. was a narrative essay expressing shock at how we’ve treated children - 6w ago...

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And for that thoughtcrime, they are burning my books in the town square.

All my books.

Even the ones on parenting and autism and writing and health.

Medium thinks I am a dangerous dissident in need of silencing...
Understand I wasn’t cited for dispensing medical advice or ‘misinfo’ (which we know means inconvenient truths) like I was when they censored The Curve is Already Flat in April 2002.

This time, it was my opinions and morals that were deemed a risk to people or public health...
Read 16 tweets
6 Sep
Part of the problem here 👇 is that people no longer understand what journalism is.

The ethics standard is not, “Run the story unless it’s ‘completely negated’.”

The details must be accurate & verified.

There no excuse for the @RollingStone story to still be up anywhere…

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A bigger part of the problem is cognitive dissonance.

Despite being thoroughly debunked, people are still defending the Ivermectin OD article.

Why?

They need to believe it’s true or else their world view falls apart,

Firmly held beliefs can be excruciating to dislodge…
What this moral panic narrative has done is herd people into two camps.

Believe us? You are ‘good & smart’.

Believe them? You are ‘bad & stupid’.

To admit the story was wrong, they’d have to either admit they are bad & stupid and face exile, or reject the false dichotomy
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