As I’ve watched the media coverage of the Coronavirus pandemic unfold over the past several months I am continually amazed at how all aspects of the science associated with this crisis has been politicized.
Right from the beginning, when the computer models predicted a death total in the millions, the politicization was evident. Those scientists that were predicting a far lower death count did not get anywhere near the same news converge, especially on the mainstream news stations. Could it be that the liberal journalists and politicians thought if they could generate enough hysteria governors would have no option other than shutting down states, collapsing the economy in the process just so they could influence the 2020 election? How many businesses were destroyed because of the lockdowns? How many deaths will result from suicides and delayed diagnosis thanks to the lockdowns? How many will have died needlessly because of the media attacks on the drug hydroxychloroquine? That was done solely because President Trump praised the drug. Requiring masks is another example of the politicization of science.
The politicization of science is not new. In the 1960s it led to the banning of the pesticide DDT. This article sheds a lot of light on that deadly fiasco: Millions Died Thanks to the Mother of Environmentalism
Since the mid-1970s, when DDT was eliminated from global eradication efforts, tens of millions of people have died from malaria unnecessarily: most have been children less than five years old. While it was reasonable to have banned DDT for agricultural use, it was unreasonable to have eliminated it from public health use.
The science behind the banning of DDT did not hold up at all.
Environmentalists have argued that when it came to DDT, it was pick your poison. If DDT was banned, more people would die from malaria. But if DDT wasn’t banned, people would suffer and die from a variety of other diseases, not the least of which was cancer. However, studies in Europe, Canada, and the United States have since shown that DDT didn’t cause the human diseases Carson had claimed.
The politicization of science reached an absurd level with all of this global warming, climate change, global climate disruption nonsense. It is difficult to measure a body count associated with that scientific malpractice but it is there because of impacts on developing nations being denied the use of cheap fossil fuel energy sources.
No politicization of science is more deadly that the politicization associated with abortion. Only absolute scientific fraud can deny the unmistakable scientific evidence that an unborn child is actually a live human being. The website Wordmeter documents just how many abortions happen worldwide:
According to WHO, every year in the world there are an estimated 40-50 million abortions. This corresponds to approximately125,000 abortions per day.