[Everything below is an intro excerpt from an essay by Matthew Crawford linked at bottom. ABN]
“The struggle between centralization and decentralization is at the core of American history.” -Anthony Gregory, PhD
Central to numerous fundamental debates during the pandemic is data.
- Why do central authorities choose not to collect and examine early treatment data on therapies largely dismissed by late treatment studies?
- How different would vaccine efficacy statistics and risk-benefit analyses look if we do not take the strange and historically unprecedented step of dismissing the first 14 days after vaccination? Would we find out there are Type II COVID cases caused by vaccines that are inappropriately counted against the unvaccinated?
When definitions and access to data are centrally controlled, so too is any narrative based on that data. That power can often be leveraged in the short term, but take valuable time to unwind. Such was the case with the “pandemic of the unvaccinated” myth.