The very concept of Public Health, once a rather innocuous term, is facing an extinction level event, and Americans should be incredibly thankful for this development.
Sometimes, when a people are faced with a grand crisis, a bold new idea or group of individuals moves humanity forward in ways once thought of as improbable, if not impossible.
But the elevation of the supposed masters of Public Health has achieved the opposite effect. It is now a term that half of America reacts to with some combination of revulsion and mockery, and rightfully so.
Prior to the pandemic, America’s Public Health “experts” were rarely heard or seen. In the past, these forces would arise from obscurity to tell us the world is coming to an end, only to be routinely dismissed, forcing them to crawl back underneath the surface. With COVID Mania, that all changed. And now that we’ve seen what this profession is truly about, many long for the days when the insignificance of the Public Health man is restored to his proper place in society.
Pre-2019, the individuals that are relentlessly populating our corporate press and policy circles were just run of the mill collectivists, a collection of over credentialed and underachieving individuals doing niche “research” to justify their existence in a variety of academic circles, or pushing paper in a government or pharmaceutical bureaucracy. The savior complex they seem to collectively embody had not yet shown its face.
Prior to COVID Mania, panic profiteer Eric Feigl Ding was co-authoring research papers about diarrhea. Deborah Birx was a no name bureaucrat giving lectures sponsored by the Gates Foundation about Aids in Africa. Anthony Fauci was peddling a variety of Ebola-related pharmaceuticals (some things never change). Pfizer’s Scott Gottlieb was… doing the same thing, but without a Wall Street Journal column and a weekly national television appearance. And the Public Health chairs of the various China-funded Ivy League academic departments were lecturing their students about equity and racism, and promoting their favorite socialist heroes.