Science Denial Kills

July 27, 2020

10 Responses to “Science Denial Kills”

  1. Keith McClary Says:

    I wonder what the youth conservative thinks about compulsory pants?

  2. jimbills Says:

    Denial is there, but what they’re also doing is replacing one belief with another. It’s become politically inconvenient to believe in the science of the virus (and climate change), so that gets replaced by some really wacky ideas.

    Trump and Trump Jr. made some news today about re-tweeting a video of a doctor claiming hydroxychloroquine is a 100% cure for Covid-19 and because of that, masks are unnecessary.

    Here’s some backstory about the doctor:
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/stella-immanuel-trumps-new-covid-doctor-believes-in-alien-dna-demon-sperm-and-hydroxychloroquine

    “Immanuel, a pediatrician and a religious minister, has a history of making bizarre claims about medical topics and other issues. She has often claimed that gynecological problems like cysts and endometriosis are in fact caused by people having sex in their dreams with demons and witches. ”

    Trump Jr:
    Twitter temporarily restricts Donald Trump Jr.’s account after he posts video claiming masks are unnecessary
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/28/tech/twitter-donald-trump-jr/index.html

    The original tweet read:
    “WOW!! Doctor calls out what should be the biggest scandal in modern American history,” said the now-deleted tweet shared by Trump. “The suppression of #Hydroxychloroquine by Fauci & the Democrats to perpetuate Covid deaths to hurt Trump.”

    Most of the time these days I think we’re living in some nightmare version of reality.

    • ubrew12 Says:

      When you ask to sit behind the desk on which ‘the buck stops’, your unhappy task during pandemic is to order Americans to do what they don’t want to do: wear a mask, practice physical distancing, don’t do anything fun for a few months (which is forever if you’re in your 20’s). But that’s the job you asked to do. So when, instead, you’re hawking miracle cures, your obvious motivation is to ‘pass the buck’. You don’t want to do what you said you wanted to do, but wait, there’s a ‘magic bullet’ just around the corner that will save us all from making hard choices. I read an article in which a Doctor makes reasonable claims for hydroxychloroquine and complains that this drug ‘got politicized’. Well, who politicized it? The chief executor of our nations laws, scared of performing his unpleasant task, did that. Unwilling to ask Americans to stay at home, he turned carnival barker, promoting Dr McGillicutty’s linseed liniment, which cures all pains, rashes, colds, and bad luck, or your money back!

      • rhymeswithgoalie Says:

        Trump doesn’t sit behind the desk on which ‘the buck stops’, but behind the desk he is using at the White House. Any buck which lands on it will launch off it again with a sonic boom.

    • dumboldguy Says:

      The doctor’s “backstory” link is something out of a combined SciFi and horror movies. I find it disturbing that such a person is allowed to practice medicine. Leave it to Trump to give her exposure just because she spouts his kind of bullshit—-too many of his mindless followers will have no idea about what a nutcase she is and will believe her

  3. Gingerbaker Says:

    Didn’t we see that Tim Miller a few years ago? Isn’t he the ***hole who was giving a seminar to young Rethuglicans on how to be successful internet trolls or mess up polls or something?


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