In the name of science, of course.
Subject-matter experts have been effectively silenced for disagreeing with “whatever was predetermined by the media to be right,” according to University of California Davis physician resident Tracy Beth Hoeg.
She said her interview with Nature promoting school reopening got her kicked out of a Facebook group for epidemiologists. Facebook hid her posts on post-vaccination myocarditis in young men, even though Hoeg was citing “the CDC’s own slides,” she said. Critics asked UC-Davis to rein in Hoeg, who is untenured.
Particularly galling was that NPR did a lengthy “preinterview” with Hoeg but replaced her with a pro-mask pediatrician in the broadcast segment. “I couldn’t listen to it, I was just so angry,” she said.
Though the CDC published her study finding minimal “in-school spread” of COVID, Hoeg speculated that the agency simply liked the original title, “Mask up,” and ignored the data.Greg Piper, “‘Predetermined’: Mainstream scientists blame media, Big Tech for squelching COVID debate” at Just the News ( March 21, 2022)
There need to be Congressional hearings, studies, and books written about how “science” became a synonym for “what people do when they are in a panic” and how “disinformation” came to mean “casting doubt on panic-stricken responses.” But obviously, there is a larger message here about what science has become.