some COVID misinformation is from medical industry

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some COVID misinformation is from medical industry

Bill Maher has ripped the medical industry over its handling of the pandemic, arguing that a lot of COVID-19 misinformation has actually come from those who represent “the science.”

“The same people, who in private care, always say ‘get a second opinion’ want to only allow one in the public debate,” Maher said on Friday’s episode of “Real Time With Bill Maher.”

“The medical-industrial complex has not earned the right to claim monopoly status on information about this virus or medicine in general. Yes, free speech has allowed people to hear misinformation sometimes — and a lot of it was yours.”

The 65-year-old comedian railed against the medical industry as he insisted it was time for the US to go back to living normally because there’ll always be another COVID-19 variant.

Maher pointed to a study last week from the Johns Hopkins Institute for Applied Economics that found lockdowns had “little to no effect” on saving lives during the pandemic.

Bill Maher has ripped the medical industry over its handling of the pandemic, arguing that a lot of COVID-19 misinformation has come from medical professionals.
Bill Maher has ripped the medical industry over its handling of the pandemic, arguing that a lot of COVID-19 misinformation has come from medical professionals.
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“I’m not saying the medical establishment isn’t trying to figure s–t out… But how about just wrong. Wrong a lot,” he said.

“Wrong about lockdowns, wrong about kids, wrong about ‘you couldn’t get it if you were vaccinated’. Remember washing out packages?

“I’m just asking, how much wrong do you get to be while still holding the default setting for people who represent the science?”

Demonstrators gather for an anti-mandate protest against the Covid-19 vaccine as part of a 'Global Freedom Movement' in New York on November 20, 2021.
Demonstrators gather for an anti-mandate protest against the COVID-19 vaccine as part of a ‘Global Freedom Movement’ in New York on November 20, 2021.
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The comedian said it was time to follow the lead from other countries in returning to normal — and the first step was to recognize “what we’re doing to kids is unnecessary and horrible — and I don’t even like kids.”

“Making kids, who have a COVID survivability rate of 99.98%, mask up like bandits — unfortunately the thing that is getting stolen is their education, their sanity and their social skills,” he said.

Maher argued that everyone knows by now who is most at risk of dying from COVID-19 — the elderly, unvaccinated and those with pre-existing health conditions like obesity.

A nearly empty street is seen in Times Square in New York, U.S., on Thursday, June 11, 2020.
A nearly empty street is seen in Times Square in New York, U.S., on Thursday, June 11, 2020 during the pandemic.
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“If you’re obese and unvaccinated, or 85 and still crowd surfing at music festivals — yes, this will likely go bad for you,” Maher said.

“But at some point, that has to stop being my responsibility. Doesn’t it make more sense to focus on helping the vulnerable stay safe and let the rest of us go back to living normal lives?”

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