So this is the way science works. You select “experts” to combat a disease not on the basis of their credentials but because of their political leanings. That, judging from the names on Joe Biden’s new COVID-19 advisory board, was the former vice president’s sole criterion. And what of candidate Biden’s promise to “fire Trump and hire Anthony Fauci”? The immunologist and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases didn’t make the final cut, according to Fox News.
So who did make the short list? One of the three co-chairs will be Vivek Murthy, who served as Surgeon General under Barack Obama. He is best remembered for having said that “gun control” is part of medicine and has to be treated as a public health issue. Another of the co-chairs, Yale University associate professor Marcella Nunez-Smith, was obviously selected on the basis of her sex and ethnicity, though her theorizing that racism was a key factor in high COVID mortality rates among blacks was no doubt a plus.
Also on the panel is Obamacare architect Ezekiel Emanuel, chair of the department of medical ethics at the University of Pennsylvania, whose qualifications for the job include his having predicted that by early April that the number of coronavirus cases would have topped 100 million.
I don’t know about you, but I feel healthier already.