On Tuesday, Johns Hopkins professor Dr. Marty Makary gave a passionate speech to the House COVID subcommittee, accusing the United States government of being the “greatest perpetrator of misinformation” during the pandemic. Makary’s testimony was in stark contrast to the narrative pushed by the Biden administration, which has sought to blame “conspiracy theorists” and “fringe” elements for spreading misinformation about the virus.
Dr. @MartyMakary: "The greatest perpetrator of misinformation during the pandemic has been the United States government" pic.twitter.com/dQ2xLuYKVM
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 1, 2023
Makary’s testimony was a refreshing reminder of the importance of free speech and open dialogue in a world where the government has sought to control the narrative and silence dissenters. While the Biden administration has sought to blame those on the right for spreading misinformation, Makary’s testimony serves as a reminder that it is in fact the government that has been the greatest perpetrator of misinformation during the pandemic.
From the Department of Energy’s conclusion that the virus likely originated from a Chinese lab leak to the CDC’s own shoddy studies, it is clear that the government has been more than willing to manipulate and distort scientific data in order to push their own agenda. This is especially concerning given that the Biden administration has held meetings with the CDC about alleged COVID-19 disinformation and attempted to pass legislation that would punish physicians who shared information about the virus that did not fall within the “contemporary scientific consensus.”
The testimony of Dr. Marty Makary serves as a reminder that we must remain vigilant in protecting our right to free speech and open dialogue, especially in times of crisis. We cannot allow the government to control the narrative and silence dissenters, as this only serves to further propagate misinformation and hinder our ability to make informed decisions. It is time for us to hold our government accountable for their actions and ensure that they are not using their power to manipulate and distort scientific data in order to push their own agenda.
Source: The Daily Caller