“We are Following the Science”: Really?

By Robbin Laird

We are in the next episode of the Monty Python Movie entitled: “COVID-19 and the World.”

Nothing is more amusing than hearing those politicians and media commentators advise us that “we need to follow the science.”


It is obvious, that the current Bidden campaign clearly is championing their version of the science based approach with the mask waring, basement hugging candidate.

And we advised by the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee:

“From the very beginning of this pandemic, we put the health and safety of the American people first. We followed the science, listened to doctors and public health experts, and we continued making adjustments to our plans in order to protect lives.

‘That’s the kind of steady and responsible leadership America deserves. And that’s the leadership Joe Biden will bring to the White House,”

And the potentially next President of the United States boldly declared the need for a national mask requirement, in spite of the fact that the United States is one of the most mask wearing countries in the world.

And Mr. Biden, who exactly is going to enforce such an edict?

More to the point, what science?

If there was ever a better demonstration of the challenges of making public policy based on consensual science, it is clearly this one.

My brother-in-law is one of the most respected epidemiologists in the world who has worked for years in dealing with challenges like AIDS and Ebola. Now those are real virtual killers.

To say the least, his views and assessments which he has published in the French press quite often are not those of the wild arm thrower, Dr. Fauci. If we were to follow Fauci’s advice we would be wearing googles and masks wondering around the world.

Recently, I flew on a plane where at least passenger was curious about what is happening with the human race.

But as for “following the science,” we can go back to the time of George III and take a more realistic sense of the limits of what can be done.


We are following the science.

Give me a break.