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God, we pray against the lies and deceit propagated by our leaders and elected officials. Restore honesty and truth in our government so that this broken trust may be repaired.

COVID and the lies told about it did immeasurable damage to public trust in government. How can we get that trust back?

From The Daily Signal. “Experts” were confident that they knew what America should do about COVID-19. They were wrong about so much.

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Officials pushed masks, including useless cloth ones. Dr. Anthony Fauci said, “Don’t wear masks”—then, “Do wear them.”

Some states closed playgrounds and banned motorboats and Jet Skis. Towns in New York banned using leaf-blowers. California pointlessly closed beaches and gave people citations for “watching the sunset.” The list goes on.

Sen. Rand Paul’s new book, “Deception,” argues that government experts didn’t just make mistakes; they were purposely deceitful. A few weeks ago, this column reported how Paul, R-Ky., was correct in accusing Fauci of funding virus research in Wuhan and lying about it.

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Paul says, “There’s been one set of truths in private and another set of truths for the people who aren’t smart enough to make their decisions.”

He points out that Fauci, in private, told fellow bureaucrats that masking is pointless. Fauci wrote in one email: “The typical mask you buy in the drug store is not really effective in keeping out virus, which is small enough to pass through the material.”

But in public, complains Paul, Fauci would sometimes wear multiple masks.

“Things that have no scientific basis in fact. … There’s two sets of information going out, one privately and one publicly.”

“Why?” I ask.

“They think that there could be hysteria. They’re in government. They need to do something. … So let’s get everybody occupied with wearing masks. … But in the end, the Cochrane analysis looked at 78 randomized studies and found that masks didn’t work at all.”

“N95 masks may work,” I say.

“The Cochrane analysis looked at the N95 and found they didn’t work very well,” Paul replies.

Another mistake: The virus is 500 times more likely to kill people ages 65 and up than kill kids. But our government told parents: Mask your children. Some states kept kids out of schools for two years.

Also, “When they approved the third vaccine for children,” says Paul, “the first committee was the [Food and Drug Administration] committee. … They came out with the advice: 65 and older. Nobody else. The [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] had another vaccine committee. … They said the same thing … [but] Rochelle Walensky, a political appointee of [President Joe] Biden, overrode both scientific committees and said the vaccine booster should be given to six months and up.”

“Why? What’s the motivation?” I ask. “Get more people frightened, and then they’ll take the vaccine and that will save America?”

Paul says, “I think most of them are not very smart and they just blindly think, ‘Take the d— vaccine, shut up and take it. It’s good for you.’”

Has he been vaccinated?

“God gave me my vaccine.” He tells me. “I was naturally inoculated. But members of my family, my wife, got vaccinated. We’re not against the advice.”

I clarify, “‘Naturally inoculated,’ meaning you got COVID?”

“I had COVID, so I have immunity,” he replies.

At the start of the pandemic, Sweden’s health officials did not shut down restaurants or other businesses. They also announced that they would not close schools for younger children.

For doing that, Sweden was repeatedly trashed by American government officials and the media. Time magazine called Sweden’s plan “a disaster.”

But the Swedish approach was right! Not only did Sweden escape the economic and social harm of lockdowns, but its COVID-19-related death rate was lower than that of most other countries.

“It turns out they did as well, or better, than most parts of Europe,” says Paul.

“Better,” I point out.

“They also didn’t mandate masks in schools [or] close the schools. Everything we did in this country was wrong.”

I push back. “On balance, vaccines were a good thing. They work for older people, people my age.” In fact, Republican anti-vax “messaging may have killed people!” Before the vaccine came out, an equal number of Republicans and Democrats died. But once the anti-vax messages spread, Republicans had a higher death rate.

Paul replies, “Vaccine hesitancy comes from people’s disbelief in government.”

He adds, “I think people learned from this … [learned] what to trust and what not to trust. People will be smarter the next time around.”


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(Used with permission. From The Daily Signal. Photo Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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Susan Allen
November 17, 2023

I question John Stossel’s statement that after anti-vax messaging started ‘more Republicans died (of Covid) than Democrats’. Where does he get the statics to support that statement? How does anyone determine the political affiliation of everyone that died of Covid?? Did they fill out forms before they died proclaiming their political affiliations? Of course not. My very own MD advised against getting the vaccine so we didn’t. His advice wasn’t based on any of the vax messaging pro or con. It was based on his years of medical knowledge and his knowledge of our medical-the way every decision should have been made. It’s a shame people who made the decision not to get the Covid vaccine have been labeled ‘anti-vax’ as if we’re against all vaccines. We’re not ‘anti-vax’, we’re ‘pro-get the necessary facts and decide for yourself’. And that goes for everyone, not just the smart folks. I will pray for everyone who was forced or coerced into getting the vaccine and is now having side-effects, and for the many people who lost jobs because they thought for themselves and decided against getting the vaccine even though government and employer mandates demanded they must ‘or else’.

    November 17, 2023

    Gov. Says it’s your body (abortion)
    It’s not your body (jab)

      November 19, 2023

      Just another example of the current hypocrisy in government. But well said. I rely on the Blood of the Lamb to protect and deliver. Too many churches and “believers” relied on the Government. Prayer is changing that and the real Kingdom is emerging.


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