Got a solution for “vaccine hesitancy” that President Joe Biden can use. Instead of resorting to strong-arming the military, the medical profession and private industry into taking a vaccine they are hesitant to take, how about doing something novel — tell the American people the truth about the origins of COVID-19. Tell us the truth. We can handle it. If you’re worried about citizens losing confidence and faith in vaccines, in medical science, they won’t — with a genuine healthy dose of the truth. Just be honest and lay out the truth and ask for our help out of the quandary. Here, let me help you.
“My fellow Americans, it’s time for some straight talk. Your government has not been totally honest with you about the coronavirus, about COVID-19. The truth is, we live in a dangerous world with many adversaries and actors who would do harm to us as a nation. As a result of the dangers we face, your government has had to prepare itself for the worst of possibilities while hoping for the best. In the process of doing so, we’ve had to conduct research that some would find troubling. I’m speaking of biological and chemical substances that could be used to harm, to kill our citizens. We have legions of dedicated, brilliant scientists, epidemiologists, and the like, working each and every day to plan for this dreadful potential reality. It’s not pleasant work, but it’s our job to protect you. Our experts study some of the most infectious viruses and diseases known to man. We have to know about these dangerous pathogens so we know how to defend ourselves from them should we have to do so. It’s extremely tedious and dangerous work, requiring the utmost safety protocols. We take every measure to do so safely.
But we made a huge mistake recently. Under President Obama, we as a nation decided we would discontinue a defensive infectious disease policy named “Gain of Function.” What gain of function means is, in preparing ourselves for the effects of unknown viruses and infectious diseases, we made pathogens more infectious. Again, for military defensive purposes to keep our citizens safe. When President Obama stopped gain of function research, one of our agencies contracted with the Chinese government to further that research. This led to a laboratory accident which caused some of this dangerous material to get outside of their Wuhan facility and spread across the world. But we are confident that we now have it under control. As I speak, our scientists are working feverishly around the clock to develop better vaccines. The ones we are encouraging you to take now are effective at preventing you from getting seriously ill and dying. No, they won’t prevent you from contracting, even spreading the virus but they may save your life. We need all Americans to get vaccinated immediately because we know what’s in this stuff. And we need you to comply when we ask you to take any follow up booster shots …”
OK, you get the point. Fess up! Stop lying to the people. And yes, this proposed speech puts the best face on the biological warfare arms race that produced this catastrophe. The worst mistake that’s been made thus far was the decision to try to circumvent, to suppress, to censor any narrative that did not comport to what our government wanted us to know. This works well with lay persons, social media “experts” and people who don’t have a clue. But it’s disastrous when it comes to trying to keep the lid on career scientists who know better, particularly those who value ethics and integrity over government grants and personal and career expediency. And if along the way we discover that we’ve errored in our approach to mass vaccinations, that mass vaccinations in the midst of a pandemic was a mistake as virologist Geert Vanden Bossche has asserted for more than a year, FESS UP. We made a mistake. Americans, people, are forgiving. But let them begin to put the pieces of the puzzle together and find out it’s all been one big lie, one big cover-up — all Hell’s going to break loose, and the dismissive disclaimer of “conspiracy theorists” will lose all its value because the conspiracies will no linger be viewed as outlandish theories, but viable truths. Vaccine hesitancy is rooted in citizens lack of trust in their government. You want to end vaccine hesitancy? Start by telling us the truth about the origins of this virus!