The Covid pandemic has probably been the worst expert failure since the Cold War.
In this series,
@YearCovid is retracing the jaw-droppingly bad advice given by experts – starting with the warnings against border closures. A must-read.
Is this true of anything*other* than travel bans? Maybe face masks in parts of the world, though I'd say there was hardly expert consensus? In my view, the largely ridiculed modellers and experts from the early pandemic days have come out... largely okay?
Lol, the who only begrudgingly admitted a few days ago that covid is airborne... Their expert advice killed millions
The thing is, the quotes above are still true about the border closures that were actually implemented in the US. They never would have been effective without much more drastic (and quicker) measures, including state border closures at a minimum.
That said, the international pandemic preparedness index seems to have totally failed
So much of this was "It's bad because Trump is doing it." The fact China and many other non-Trump countries were also banking travel was hardly discussed.
There is evidence that covid was already in Italy in Aug/Sept 2019, the CCP cover up is ultimately the biggest scandal in modern history. Many months before all those experts messed up the deadly horse had already bolted.
The lie that it was already in Italy in Aug/Sept 2019 *is* part of the CCP cover up.
Counter: the response to the COVID pandemic shows the inherent danger of the wisdom of the crowd. Failure to mitigate the spread of COVID in the contiguous United States is the greatest civic failure in modern history, and the vilification of Dr. Fauci, specifically, killed many.
Fauci's 1h 2020 advice included: "worry about flu instead"; "don't restrict travel", "go on cruises", "masks don't work", "asymptomatic little risk", "more like 60k [total deaths] than 100k to 200k", "at least a year to year & a half [fox vax]" he deserves far more villification
Ok but you have to close borders REALLY early to be sure of the benefit. Community transmission was already in France, and most likely in UK, in December 2019, before the disease was even identified
Not sure this is true: community transmission isn't all or nothing. Genomic analysis suggests that the virus was introduced to the UK more than a thousand times in early 2020: each of those entry points created another branching chain to be tracked & traced.