One thing that’s come across loudly and clearly in the past year and a half is that supposed Covid “misinformation” is in the eye of the establishment beholder.
Too often when establishment figures and media publish factually untrue information or make false statements, it’s overlooked or “fact-checked” as accurate.
But when off-narrative scientists and reporters publish factually correct information and studies, it is referred to as “debunked,” or “disinformation.”
One prime example is CDC’s repeat Covid disinformation. In January last year, the agency’s top officials and scientists got caught repeatedly, falsely claiming that Covid vaccine studies early-on showed there was a benefit to people getting vaccinated if they’d already had Covid. That was untrue. Even after the agency’s officials admitted on audio recordings that their information was inaccurate, they continued to distribute it on their website to the public and to medical officials. To this day, nobody has been publicly held accountable for the dangerous disinformation.
Another, among dozens of examples, is CDC’s director falsely telling the public that people who are vaccinated cannot spread Covid. Although others in the agency soon corrected their director’s mistake, the fact that a medical doctor and head of the world’s most important public health agency wouldn’t have basic, accurate information is shocking.