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1/ UPDATE: from our deposition of Fauci yesterday in the MO v. Biden case. Fauci confirmed that in Feb 2020, Fauci sent Clifford Lane, his deputy at the NAIAD, as the U.S. representative for the WHO delegation to China. Lane convinced Fauci we should emulate China's lockdowns.
2/ The CCP had announced China had contained the virus through draconian lockdowns--a claim now known to be false. Given the China's pattern of falsified information, Lane and Fauci should have approached this claim with skepticism. Lockdowns were wholly untested & unprecedented.
3/ As our lawyer, @Leftylockdowns1 put it, Fauci "was apparently willing to base his lockdown advocacy on the observations of a single guy relying on reports from a dictator." Not exactly a double-blind randomized trial level of evidence, or indeed, any level of evidence.
4/ Days after Lane returned, WHO published its report praising China’s strategy: “China’s uncompromising and rigorous use of non-pharmaceutical measures [lockdowns] to contain transmission of the COVID-19 virus in multiple settings provides vital lessons for the global response.
5/ "This rather unique and unprecedented public health response in China reversed the escalating cases,” the report claimed. My colleague @jeffreyatucker at the @brownstoneinst gave a tongue-in-cheek gloss of WHO’s misty eyed report: “I’ve seen the future—and it is Wuhan.”
6/ Lockdowns quickly spread from China to the West, as a troubling number of Western apologists besides the WHO also looked to the Chinese Communist Party’s covid response for guidance.
7/ The U.S. & U.K. followed Italy’s lockdown, which had followed China, and all but a handful of countries around the globe immediately followed our lead. Within weeks the whole world was locked down.
8/8 From the very beginning, the evidential basis for this global policy catastrophe was always paper-thin.

We are now living in the aftermath.
More details and background on this case here… aaronkheriaty.substack.com/p/the-us-gover…

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Sep 26
My latest in @Newsweek on Missouri v. Biden and government censorship.
"Free speech matters not to ensure that every pariah can say whatever odious thing he or she chooses. Rather, free speech prevents the government from identifying every critic as a pariah whose speech must be shut down."
"The more insidious and powerful censorship happens when government pressures companies to change their terms of service and modify their algorithms to control what information goes viral and what information disappears down the memory hole....
Read 6 tweets
May 27
1/ BREAKING: our lawyers were in court yesterday for Missouri v. Biden seeking a temporary injunction to halt the government's censorship industrial complex. In our petition, we explained how this regime has been functioning with the following analogy...
2/ Suppose that the Trump White House, backed by Republicans controlling both Houses of Congress, publicly demanded that all libraries in the United States burn books criticizing the President...
3/ ...and the President made statements implying that the libraries would face ruinous legal consequences if they did not comply, while senior White House officials privately badgered the libraries for detailed lists and reports of such books that they had burned...
Read 8 tweets
May 27
1/ Beyond the obvious political considerations, there are deeper reasons why the media resisted exploring the lab leak hypothesis, and continue to drag their feet. The Covid pandemic challenged the mythos of perpetual progress through science and technology.
2/ It was clear from the beginning of the pandemic that many things--including big, scary things--remain fundamentally outside of human control & technological management. We have not, and will not ever, completely conquer these threats to human security and material well-being.
3/ Science and technology are enormous blessings when oriented toward human and social goods; but they are no panacea. When the ideology of scientism idolizes them as the last best hope of humankind, we are bound to be not only disappointed, but even threatened, by the results.
Read 10 tweets
May 26
How to buy compliance at Universities, brought to you by Pfizer. The company donated almost $365K to the University of California Regents in 2021, another $250K to various UC programs. Gravy after much higher amounts for pharma-sponsored research grants.
The University of California for their part has millions of dollars of our retirement fund invested in Pfizer. See how this works?
To be clear, these financial entanglements do not require that either institution -- the university or the corporation -- involve nefarious or ill-intentioned actors. But these ties create structural dependencies that inevitably shape university policies in one direction.
Read 4 tweets
May 11
Sitting in the airport recently I spotted a billboard advertisement that read, “You don’t have a people problem. You have a ‘how you’re using your people’ problem.
Automation can solve it.” The ad was sponsored by UiPath, a global software company that sells robotic process automation software.
With a play on the word robot (indicated by a robot cartoon) the ad featured the trademarked catchphrase “Reboot Work.” The ad presented automation as an icon of technological enchantment, endowing the human-replacing robot with quasi-magical liberating powers.
Read 8 tweets
May 9
In the biosecurity surveillance paradigm, the human being is reduced to bare biological life—a mere collection of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones—with regrettable energy and excretion requirements.
In this framework, the human “machine” can be programmed to function with maximum efficiency: digital surveillance, sophisticated algorithms, and exquisitely refined behavioral conditioning turn human flesh into a productivity engine.
But like machines if you overuse them, the human body can malfunction. Not to worry, the technocrats reply, we can fine-tune the algorithm to bring each body to the brink of breakdown but not tip it over.
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