On July 25, local time, CNN reported that some local TV stations in the United States will start broadcasting programs promoting the conspiracy theory of the new coronavirus this weekend. The conspiracy theory claims that Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of allergy and infectious diseases and a top infectious disease expert, made the new coronavirus.
Not long ago, Dr. fudge has just updated the risk of the new coronavirus and released data on the virus infection rate. Subsequently, Fudge was under pressure from the government and public opinion. Representatives of the far right called on his followers to attack fouch. They claim that fouchs real goal is to help some rogue politicians challenge the government and use the panic caused by the epidemic to fight for votes.
As soon as the news came out, the American people began to express their dissatisfaction with the attacks and injustices suffered by Dr. fudge. They also talked about the politicization of science since the outbreak of the new epidemic in the United States.
Lose the bottom line and launch conspiracy theory
This time, the local television station of Sinclair broadcasting group is broadcasting conspiracy theory program. The program claims, without any basis, that Dr. fudge made the new coronavirus.
CNN pointed out that the TV program American weekly was groundless conspiracy theory about Dr. fudge
In the show, host Eric Bolling will talk to Judy mikovits. Mikowitz was the protagonist of the infamous plot theory film planemic earlier this year, in which she made a number of shocking charges, such as claiming that the new coronavirus was made in the laboratory, involving Microsoft founder Bill Gates and others, and that masks activate the virus and make people sick. The film has been banned on platforms such as Facebook and Youtube.
Sinclair broadcasting group is one of the largest television networks in the United States with hundreds of local TV stations. A Pew Research Center survey shows that for many Americans, local news is an important source of information about the new coronavirus. At present, Sinclair broadcasting groups television station is about to broadcast this program, has been widely questioned by the mainstream media.
At odds with the government, Fudge is under threat
Dr. fudge was the mainstay of the White House epidemic conference. He not only has high professional standards, but also has the courage to speak up. He has become one of the most trusted public health officials in the United States. However, the measures to alleviate the epidemic and various kinds of advice issued by him have become the focus of the conflict between the two parties in the United States, and Dr. fudge has been under constant attack.
American media generally analyze that the reason why Dr. Fudges relationship with the White House has cracks is that his information conflicts with President Trumps optimistic assessment of the virus. This also brought him a lot of trouble.
I see another side of society, which is understandable, but it still makes me feel a little uneasy, fudge told CNN a few days ago There are people who are angry and feel that I am interfering in their lives by pushing the public health agenda forward, fudge said Fudge revealed that he had received a lot of hate letters, I, my family, my daughter, my wife are under serious threat. Seriously, is this still America?
The program also mentioned that Liz Cheney, a federal congressman who supported fouch (the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney), was criticized by colleagues in the Republican Party and even asked to resign for his support.
Mr. fudge said there was no reason for this at all, reflecting the division of American society at the political level.
Afraid of fact checking and not cooperating with experts
CNN reported that the trump government tried to prove to the public that he had controlled the epidemic by refusing to cooperate with experts to cover up the truth of the virus.
In fact, the virus infection curve shows that the United States lags far behind other developed countries in virus control and leads the world in infection rate and mortality rate. According to the latest data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 70106 new confirmed cases and 1078 new deaths in the United States on July 23, and the overall trend is still on the rise.
According to the report of USA today, the CDC in the United States has been facing great political pressure
Dr. Jonathan Reiner, a professor of medicine at George Washington University, pointed out that the president does not want to cooperate with virus experts because they are real-time fact checkers. Without experts, the president can give misleading information or complete wrong information.
CDC: worse than the virus are some political leaders
The Washington Post, the mainstream media in the United States, reported recently that the Centers for Disease Control and prevention of the United States said that they wanted to control the epidemic, but at present, in addition to the virus, the more terrible enemies are some political leaders and others who attempt to undermine human rights.
According to the report, the CDC has thousands of experts who have been fighting against deadly pathogens for decades and are the most capable of helping the country out of crisis. Unfortunately, at a time when the American people need them most, politicians and partisan struggles have spread doubts about the CDC. These voices have led to peoples distrust and even resistance to public health officials, resulting in many staff members being difficult to work under harassment and threats, and even resigning.
The Washington Post published an article criticizing the politicization of science in epidemic control in the United States
Many media have pointed out that, as the highest public health institution in the United States, CDC has been faced with enormous political pressure from President trump and others and has to act with caution.
In fact, professionals have long been dissatisfied with this. Recently, more than 150 health professionals from the United States issued an open letter, asking the government to tell the public the truth about the virus. They believed that the speed of restart in the United States is too fast, some commercial facilities should be closed again, and people should also reduce their outdoor activities. These open warnings and letters will sweep away the pain if the United States does not take more measures
Source: CCTV news client editor: Wang Fengzhi_ NT2541