‘Track down’ and punish sources of COVID ‘disinformation,’ urges top health official

Francis Collins, the chief of the National Institutes of Health, has told National Public Radio in an interview that he wants to “track down” and deliver “justice” to those he thinks have distributed “disinformation” about COVID-19.

“I’m still worried about where we are,” he said. “…the thing that worries me most is the way in which misinformation and, frankly, disinformation has become so prominent in the face of a public health crisis. And it has been manipulated in some situations for political reasons in a fashion that is turning our culture wars into something really serious.”

He continued, “We probably lost 100,000 people to COVID-19 who were unvaccinated because they had information that told them that this wasn’t something that would be safe for them. And that’s heartbreaking. And it is kind of a breakdown, it seems to me, in our society of the ability to distinguish opinions from truth. And if we’ve lost that ability, if we can’t sort through the evidence and understand what’s real and true, then I worry about all kinds of other challenges that lie ahead for us.”

He suggested punishment for those deemed to have disagreed with the government propaganda on the issue.

“And I think those who are intentionally spreading this kind of information that they know to be false for some political or personal reasons, I really think they are the ones that we ought to be trying to track down and figure out, why are you doing this? And isn’t there some kind of justice for this kind of action? Isn’t this like yelling fire in a crowded theater? Are you really allowed to do that without some consequences?” – READ MORE

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