- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The latest in the ever-changing COVID-19 crisis is that hundreds of scientists have joined forces and penned a letter to the World Health Organization chiefs to get an official, formal, authoritative ruling that the new coronavirus is airborne, meaning transmitted by breathing contaminated air.

Well, ba dum dum on that.

Salt, meet grain. Scientists — and that’s “scientists” buttressed between quotation marks — have long ago revealed themselves as factually challenged, devastatingly single-minded, even politically motivated on this whole coronavirus matter.

We went from wash your hands to stay in your home; from keep 6 feet apart to stay off the beaches; to shut down those fitness centers to shut down those churches; to get an abortion but not elective surgery; to protest in the streets but stay away from President Donald Trump’s rallies.

We went from hundreds of thousands of projected deaths to tens of thousands, as based on faulty computer modeling — the same kind of faulty computer modeling that climate alarmists use to advance their own faulty predictions.

We saw hospitals close, save for coronavirus cases, at the orders of governors. We saw stimulus dollars being distributed by Congress to hospitals to help with their coronavirus cases — most of which never materialized as predicted. We saw the conflicts of interest that the cash-for-coronavirus situation created within the hospitals — and heard and read the accounts from medical professionals who told of purposely skewed coronavirus case counts, particularly in fatalities. We watched as the media largely dismissed these reports.

We listened as bureaucrats like Dr. Anthony Fauci dictated economic, social, political and health policy from the widely watched White House stage, successfully shutting down businesses, sending people in fear to their homes, upsetting entire national industries and shuttering the doors on schools — all while claiming a complete hands-off approach to economic policy, political policy, education policy. All while claiming he spoke only to the “science” — all while waving his wand over the ever-changing “science.” All while pressing, pressing, pressing for patience until the development of a global vaccine. All while expecting his rapt, fearful audience to turn blind eyes to his own conflicts of interest with the development of a global vaccine — namely, that he sits on the board of the Bill Gates’ Decade of Vaccines campaign, aimed at developing and selling cure-all shots for what ails humans around the world.

And for the most part, the media did turn blind eyes.

There was the government’s every-changing wear the mask, don’t wear the mask, wear the mask if you can messaging, followed by the private sector’s no shirt, no shoes, no mask, no service attempt at avoiding litigation. Or at signaling the most consumer friendly virtue. Whichever, whatever.

And all along, the people were told: If we didn’t take these provisions, more would’ve died.

The science was that the science was ever-changing, so to keep up, the rules, the regulations, the mandates, the orders, had to — simply had to! — change as well.

That’s not science. That’s flipping a flipping coin, again and again and again.

Now comes this?

“Hundreds of scientists write letter to WHO arguing coronavirus airborne,” The Hill reported.

“239 Experts With One Big Claim: The Coronavirus Is Airborne,” The New York Times reported.

“WHO underplaying risk of airborne spread of Covid-19, say scientists,” The Guardian reported.

Catch the ratchet; see the racket? First come the scientists suggesting a danger — then comes the media criticizing the health world for failing to immediately address this danger with new rules, new regulations, new requirements, new restrictions. Then come the partisan policy wonks, the Democrats, the Dr. Fauci types, China-friendly Bill Gates’ kinds, the anti-Trumpers and pro-Joe Biden-ers with their safety recommendations and health advisements and medical suggestions. And orders.

If the coronavirus is airborne, dontcha know, the people will have to stay home. Or, wear face masks 24-7. Or — just to be on the safe side — vote by mail-in ballot.

This isn’t science.

This is bogus, bunk, best-guessing beyond imagine.

Well, in America, it’s time for the citizens to take back their rights from the charlatans. Scientists, on the coronavirus, have spent all the capital they have. They deserve to be drummed out and sent home. It’s time for the individuals to chart their own courses on personal health care.

• Cheryl Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com or on Twitter, @ckchumley. Listen to her podcast “Bold and Blunt” by clicking HERE. And never miss her column; subscribe to her newsletter by clicking HERE.

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