Creationist Wisdom #1,038: Fraudulent Pandemic

Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Missoulian of Missoula, Montana. It’s titled Real ‘pandemic’ is faith in flawed science. We don’t see a comments feature.

Because today’s writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. His first name is one we haven’t seen before — Phoenix. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, some bold font for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]. Here we go!

When COVID-19 hysteria began, I wrote letters to the Missoulian and politicians trying to warn that they were destroying our economy and people’s lives by placing faith in flawed science. [Egad, flawed science!] The World Health Organization, Anthony Fauci and the controlled news media declared war, not on a virus, but on the American people. [Gasp!]

The person Phoenix mentioned is probably Anthony Fauci, whom Wikipedia describes as an American physician and immunologist who: “has been one of the lead members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force addressing the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic in the United States.” Then Phoenix says:

Health officials turned Gestapo [Huh?] by encouraging snitching by fellow citizens regarding “social distancing.” Constitutional rights went out the door. Citizens were terrorized by reports of bodies stacked in refrigerator trucks, hastily erected hospital tents, military ships diverted for civilian use and death clocks ticking on TV screens.

Truly, a horrible situation! It’s even worse than Darwinist bullying in the schools. And that’s not all. Phoenix tells us:

Disappointed that there is no pandemic [There isn’t?], pundits are now trying to fudge body numbers by declaring that perhaps people are dying at home and not being counted. It isn’t enough that they drag every nursing home for 80-year-olds dying of two forms of cancer and diabetes in an effort to claim more COVID-19 victims.

Wow, all the numbers are fake! Phoenix continues:

Politicians put “faith” in Fauci and accepted his “science” as gospel, screaming for testing even though the test is flawed, making “case numbers” useless.

The government has been lying to us! But wait — at the end, Phoenix predicts that their story is going to change:

Fauci, in the New England Journal of Medicine, March 26, now says it will probably be just another severe flu season.

We don’t know what to believe, dear reader — except one thing: We could be wrong about this, but we believe Phoenix is a creationist. What do you think?

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17 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #1,038: Fraudulent Pandemic

  1. Formerly Holding The Line In Florida

    I think this person has drunk too deeply of the Trumpista Kool Aide. Of course he is a creationist. Is there any doubt?

  2. About Anthony Fauci, there is an interesting artilcle in the blog FiveThirtyEight.com, “Dr. Fauci Has Been Dreading A Pandemic Like COVID-19 For Years
    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/dr-fauci-has-been-dreading-a-pandemic-like-covid-19-for-years/
    There is a quote from an interview of Fauci in Spring 2019:
    “But the thing that worries most of us in the field of public health is a respiratory illness that can spread even before someone is so sick that you want to keep them in bed. And that’s really the difference.”

  3. @Holding the Line: Yes, Phoenix either didn’t read the NEJM article, or didn’t understand it if he did. I try not to take medical advice from anyone who doesn’t read NEJM or Lancet, and couldn’t understand it if they did.

  4. Don’t know if he’s a creationist, but it’s safe to say this guy watches way too much Fox Faux News. But wait — even they changed their tune, right after Trump realized pandemic denial wasn’t selling too well.

    Phoenix is “either too naive or too stupid” to be allowed to write letters to the editor.

  5. Theodore Lawry

    I was raised in Missoula. Oh, the shame! Montana has only 332 cases and 6 deaths so far. Severe case of “out of sight, I don’t believe it,” I wonder if he believes the earth is flat. After all, the edge of the earth would be even farther from Missoula than New York is, so it can’t be real either.

  6. Theodore Lawry

    A little learning is a dangerous thing, I think this passage is what set Phoenix off:
    “the case fatality rate may be considerably less than 1%. This suggests that the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%) or a pandemic influenza (similar to those in 1957
    and 1968) rather than a disease similar to SARS or MERS, which have had case fatality rates of 9 to 10% and 36%, respectively.”
    Fauci is talking about the fraction of patients who die, not how many will get sick. Fauci cites reports that each sick person, on average, infects 2.2 others, and notes that ” until this number falls below 1.0, it is
    likely that the outbreak will continue to spread.” So one percent of 327 million people is how many deaths exactly?

  7. Eddie Janssen

    I knew Missoula rang a bell. Lake Missoula and the Channeled Scablands.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Missoula) And J Harlen Bretz.

  8. I beg our dear SC’s pardon – this is not an FFZ, but it’s simply too good to ignore. Evolution theory is in big trouble once again:

    http://www.sci-news.com/othersciences/anthropology/trachilos-hominin-like-footprints-05185.html

    This didn’t escape the keen eyes of Dutch creacrap outfit Logos.nl.

    https://logos.nl/met-voeten-getreden/

    Scientists propose two interpretations:

    “› De voetsporen zijn gemaakt door eenvoudige, aapachtige voorouders met ‘ontwikkelde’ voeten;
    › De voetsporen zijn gemaakt door een onbekende aapachtige die niet in de menselijke evolutielijn zit.

    Jammer dat men niet heeft gedacht aan een derde optie: de sporen zijn door moderne mensen gemaakt en de ouderdom van 5,7 miljoen jaar klopt niet.”

    “- The footprints are made by simple, apelike ancestors with ‘developed’ feet;
    “- The footprints are made by an unknown apelike that doesn’t fit in the human line of evolution.

    Such a pity that they haven’t thought of a third option: the footprints are made by modern humans and the age of 5,7 millions of years is incorrect.”

    Well, dear fellow darwinist materialist nazicommies, what will your choice be?

  9. You guys really have a problem in America. How many of those idiots are running around? I just came back standing in a queue at a grocery shop, but you have queues at gun shops!

  10. chris schilling

    By the time I get to Phoenix, he’ll be pleading
    For his miserable little life
    I’m gonna throttle him slowly, with both hands
    And I might also steal his wife

    — apologies to Jimmy Webb

  11. Retired Prof

    hans435 is incredulous that in response to the current pestilence America has “queues at gun shops!”

    Me too, Hans. I mean, if we were under invasion by foreign soldiers, it would make good patriotic sense for us to arm ourselves and attempt to repel them. But this is crazy. The coronavirus is invisible, and you can’t aim a firearm at anything you can’t see. Besides, most of the virus particles are hiding inside human bodies. To hit the malefactors we would have to shoot through their hostages–our fellow citizens.

    This is no time for such disruption. The way to fight these invaders is to stand together (in spirit) at least six feet apart (in the flesh). For now that seems to be the only way to deny them a stronghold.

  12. Techreseller

    Phoenix sounds to me like someone who lost his job (genuinely sad and do not wish that on him) and has been prohibited from seeing his girlfriend. No job, no sex. Now he is mad as hell and it not going to take it any more. Relatively ignorant person sounding out.

  13. @hans435:

    I think the whole gun shop craze is caused by people worried that there will be a breakdown of civilization, and there will be marauders trying to break into their homes to steal their toilet paper.

  14. retiredsciguy says: ” … there will be marauders trying to break into their homes to steal their toilet paper.”

    From my cold dead hands!

  15. Fox’s Lyin’ Laura Idiot Ingraham has been whining that the virus estimates were inflated. But not once did she fault her lord and savior Trump for his ridiculously underestimated numbers.

  16. We have a surplus of nuts here Hans435.