"I have some questions that I wanted to ask these doctors if I were there at the press conferences. Very serious questions that have been concerning me. This mitigation issue, as an example.
They tell you to hunker down. I wonder how long are we supposed to hunker down? Till every single human being doesn't get the virus, or can't get the virus? Because this is a very important question.
Now what happens after we're done hunkering down? Doesn't that mean millions of people never had the virus because they successfully hunkered down? Doesn't that mean millions of people will be highly susceptible to getting it again or getting it the first time?
They're not developing an immunity. In fact tens of millions of Americans, as a result of this mitigation that Dr. Fauci and D. Birx are focused on, will not have developed any immunity to this. Isn't this why Dr. Fauci, if I'm asking questions, you keep saying this will be seasonal, don't you really mean mitigation today eliminates the herd immunity necessary for this society to kill the virus broadly once and for all?
Isn't this why you say in the future don't shake hands? Aren't you really
saying in the future, don't touch surfaces, doorknobs, tabletops…
because you know that shaking hands is fine if both people have had the virus, but if somebody hasn't and somebody does, then that virus will be obviously traveling along and so that applies to any surface then?
So it's an acknowledgement: When I listen carefully to what Fauci and Birx say, that even this period of time, what they're suggesting, is not going to address this virus for the full period, your mitigation strategy accounts for none of this.
Why are you unwilling to acknowledge that there are businesses today – I would ask both these doctors - that can mitigate and remain open, and encourage governors and mayor's to allow them to do so? You never even address this issue.
Why aren't you issuing guidelines to states and localities to help them do that? There's thousands of small businesses, medium-sized businesses, and large businesses who can chew gum and walk at the same time who
can mitigate and remain open. They’re there now; we see them. What happens, I would ask the doctors, to societies when there's 10, 20, 25 percent unemployment; hundreds of thousands of business closures, home foreclosures, bankruptcies? What happens to the healthcare system then? We're going through this now.
What happens to the quality of medical care, death rates, etc.? Obviously they skyrocket!
Are you tracking the number of people who might have lived but for the
directive against so-called elective surgery? Individuals with heart disease, cancer, diabetes, etc.?
What are the number of suicides so far in February and March that have occurred? We have no idea.
How many people who had the coronavirus are living today because they used hydroxychloroquine? Are they tracking that? They've been very, very ambiguous about this. I think it's a perfectly good question.
I would ask Dr. Birx: You're the top modeler there. Have you been using the same model from the start? You've said in the course of 20 days that 1.5 to 2.1 million people could have died without mitigation. A week ago you said a hundred thousand to two hundred forty thousand. Now, around sixty thousand. There's something terribly wrong with the model, not just the data, and you say this is due to mitigation; that's one of the reasons it's come down significantly.
Maybe so, but three weeks ago there was a brilliant Stanford professor - an expert by every definition - who wrote a public piece that the data you're using is faulty; it's not accurate, and his conclusion three weeks ago is that the death rates that that you're talking about were wildly off. So why is he right and why were you wrong?
Another professor, from Yale, again another top expert and known as such, said three weeks ago that what you should be focusing on is the vulnerable populations in the vulnerable communities rather than the entire nation which has enormous societal cultural and economic impact which we're now seeing take place. Why were you right and why was he wrong?
Some governors have attempted to do exactly that and to fairly good outcomes; the governor of Florida; the governor of Texas; the governor of Georgia have all been working kind of on that model and have nothing like what's going on in New York in some of these other areas; Louisiana.
And I want to talk about the economy quickly. Be clear. President Trump has not shut a single business; the governor's do. So I want to ask the Maduro Republicans and Democrats in Congress; massive deficit spending. Can you name one country - just one - today or in the past - that has grown and created jobs through massive deficit spending; inflation? I can name 20 that haven't. Cut it out. Get the people back to work. Open up these states. These businesses can walk and chew gum at the same time."