CDC Director Finally 'Comes Clean' on Covid Vaccine Mistakes: "Nobody Said 'Maybe It'll Work'"
"I think all of us wanted this to be done. Nobody said 'waning,' when, when you know, 'oh, this vaccine's gonna work'. Oh, well, 'maybe it'll work. It'll wear off.'"
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been at the forefront of the Covid-19 pandemic since the very inception. The CDC was deified as the ultimate arbiter of Covid facts and fictions in the mainstream media and by Big Tech.
Its "guidance" was used as a rationale by governors and mayors around the country to pre-empt the democratic and legislative processes that are the foundations of American governance. The CDC's advice was held up as evidence that authoritarian mandates needed to be issued under "emergency" powers the government granted to itself.
So, when CDC Director Rochelle Walensky this weekend gave a talk at her alma mater, the Washington University School of Medicine at St. Louis, she discussed the "lessons learned" from the Covid pandemic in a frank and humble manner that does not comport with the magisterial powers bestowed on the agency by the United States media.
Indeed, there are many Americans who might find the actual talk downright infuriating. Watch:
The CDC Director makes a number of confessions of the actual science that got American citizens censored, banned, or deplatformed for saying on social media. However, since Walensky is ostensibly one of the privileged elite, she is 'allowed' to reveal the many ways that she was mistaken or otherwise changed her mind as more data and information came in.
One of the most striking moments is when the CDC director effectively confessses that the agency is not the final authority on "the science."
“Nobody said ‘waning’ when this vaccine is going to work, ‘oh well maybe it’ll wear off.’ Nobody said ‘well, what if…it’s not as potent against the next variant,’” she claimed. "I have frequently said ‘we’re going to lead with the science’…I think public heard that as ‘science is foolproof. Science is black and white.’…The truth is science is grey. And science is not always immediate."
This is the CDC Director driving a stake through the "science is settled" narrative. Not one peep is being uttered about it in the mainstream media. Below is her full quote.
Then there is her admission that the vaccines were not America's ticket out of the pandemic, the way that the mainstream media portrayed it, and continues to portray it today in ignorance of the fuller context.
"I can tell you where I was when the CNN feed came that it was 95% effective — the vaccine. So many of us wanted to be helpful. So many of us wanted to say, 'okay, this is our ticket out right now.' We're done. So, I think we had perhaps too little caution and too much optimism for some good things that came our way. I really do."
"I think all of us wanted this to be done. Nobody said 'waning,' when, when you know, 'oh, this vaccine's gonna work'. Oh, well, 'maybe it'll work. It'll wear off.' Nobody said, well, 'what if the next variant, doesn't, it doesn't, it's not as potent against the next variant."
"And then maybe the other thing I'll say 'is this area gray?' I have frequently said, you know, 'we're going to lead with the science. Science is going to be the foundation of everything we do.' That is entirely true. I think public heard that as 'science is fool proof, science is black and white, science is immediate' and we get the answer and then we, you know, make the decision based on the answer.
"And the truth is science is gray and science is not always immediate. And it, sometimes it takes months and years to actually find out the answer. But you have to make, you know, decisions in a pandemic before you have that answer."
It should be noted that CNN reported that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was 95% effective at preventing COVID-19 in November 2020, when Dr. Rochelle Walensky was a professor at Harvard Medical School and head of the infectious diseases division at Massachusetts General Hospital. Not that it makes her quote any less damning.
Yet, the public deliberation aspect of the Covid pandemic response was completely ignored, as damaging and futile mandates were implemented by emergency decree without even being debated in the legislatures. This is unacceptable, and no amount of media spin will change that.
There are other serious issues with CDC Director Walensky's statements.