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Trump wants the public to get a second opinion … and that is a good thing

Trump wants the public to get a second opinion … and that is a good thing

According to press accounts, the Trump administration is recruiting doctors who may not agree with the progressive political narrative – and the doctors they choose to promote their narrative.

It is good medical advice to get a second opinion on matters of serious health issues.  It is not uncommon for doctors to disagree on diagnoses and treatments.  A doctor is not always right.  Too often they can be tragically wrong.

By way of personal experience, I came to the gate of the hereafter on three occasions – in one case I was intubated, and the doctors even advised my family that I WOULD die within hours.  I fooled them.  While I was saved by the extraordinary work of highly competent doctors in each case, it is noteworthy that in all three instances, I teetered at the precipice of eternity BECAUSE of doctors.  In one case, it was the result of incompetent surgery.  In another, I was released from an emergency room against my own recommendation only to be back in critical condition less than 48 hours later.  In the third and most serious case, my condition was solely the result of medications prescribed by my doctor at the time.

I mention my personal history because it is illustrative of what is happening on a grand scale with the Covid-19 pandemic.  There is now – and has consistently been – a range of diverse opinions as to what to do at any given time.  There is disagreement over medications, vaccines and social policy. There has never been a consensus among medical professionals.  In fact, such highly revered professionals as Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx have changed their advice over time.

Fauci, like President Trump, did not see Covid-19 as a significant threat to the United States back in January – and he said so on several occasions.  In one interview he said we cannot trust the epidemiological models because even though they are “useful,” they are “always wrong.”  In terms of masks, Fauci once discouraged the use of them since they provide little to no protection from the virus.  In fact, he did not wear masks in public until recent days.

Fauci also recommended that we not overstate the benefit of testing.  When asked by a reporter whether he had been tested, Fauci emphatically said “no, because only those with symptoms should be tested.”  He has often said that there is no need to ever have tests for the entire population.

Dr. Birx was in general agreement with Fauci on all the aforementioned issues.  However, she recently suggested – to the horror of the left-wing media — that there may be a significant overcount in the number of Covid-19 caused deaths.

Unfortunately, the entire issue has been politicized – and even worse – weaponized by Democrats and their media allies to try to defeat Trump in the 2020 General Election.  According to the anti-Trump narratives, the President is responsible for the spread of Covid-19 and the subsequent deaths.  He is constantly accused of not listening to his medical advisor even though Fauci, himself, said Trump follows their advice in almost every instance.  They accuse him of recklessly promoting medications that Fauci, himself, once said showed promise and had virtually no serious side effects for most people.

And most egregiously, they accuse Trump of re-opening America to the detriment and danger of the popular – even though it is the governors, including Democrat governors – who are moving forward in reducing restrictions.  In the past, the media claimed that Trump did not have the authority to close or open society.  That was the reserved powers of the governors – which they exercised in both shutting down and re-opening the country.  Now they blame him.

In the pursuit of Trump, we have reporters dishing out medical advice and diagnosing the situation.  They provide a platform for every medical professional who will agree with and endorse their anti-Trump narrative.  They have grossly exaggerated the impact and seriousness of Covid-19.  It is not the sort of deadly scourge that ravaged Europe in the Middle Ages – even though they report as if it is.

They now ACCUSE the White House with recruiting doctors more supportive of the things Trump has been saying and doing.  Trump is literally being criticized for providing medical backup for his comments because the left arrogantly – and typically – believes that their opinion is exclusively correct.  How can anyone dare to refute their mendacious narratives?  How dare anyone disagree?  Unfortunately, their belief in their own omniscience is built-in to the progressive DNA.

Trump not only has a right to present professional support that might provide the foundation for his opinions and actions, he has an obligation to do so.  Even in the shady court-of-public-opinion, a person has a right to mount a defense.  In fact, in a real court, it is standard operating procedure of both sides to present medical authorities with divergent views in situations involving health issues.

And yet, the left tries to make a valuable service seem corrupt.  They not only malign Trump – no news there – but they assassinate the character of anyone who might push back against the left’s political narratives.

All sides say that listening to the doctors is generally good advice, but so is a second opinion from another doctor – especially if there is reason to believe that the first doctor may not be totally correct.

As in my personal life, I am not totally confident in everything I am hearing from the medical authorities that the left-wing media prop up as THEIR experts. As a consumer of information, I am most eager to hear more debate among the professionals.  I am not interested in being told by the media that I must believe those they put forward or I am deemed to be a cult-following nincompoop.  How dare they.

So, there ‘tis.

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Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.

5 Comments

  1. Liberally Disgusted

    Dr. Fauci may be a “respected” doctor, but his motives definitely need to be questioned as he stands to earn many millions of dollars through his relationship with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and “manadatory vaccines”. Birx is also compromised and there are hundreds, if not thousands, of doctors nationwide that don’t agree with them on the shutdowns, the use of hydroxychloroquine, etc…

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  2. John Kellerman

    I have been saying and will continue to say until my death that the main stream media is the absolute greatest threat to America, by far. Yes, a greater threat than coronavirus, flu, war or anything else in the world without a doubt.

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    • Kathy S

      John- I couldn’t agree with you more on that! The media is so corrupt.

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  3. Eli

    Dr. Fauci’s predictions, and past associations are questionable. As mentioned previously from various sources, Hillary Clinton participated in the WHO Convention in Norway, in 2013. She has associated with Communist China in past dealings and praised them for their advancement in Health Programs. As part of Obama’s administration, Dr. Fauci praised Hillary for that, and helped to fund China’s Wuhan Viral Lab in 2015. Bill Gates, who seemed to pop up to suggest, he could find a vaccine, has been stopped. I support President’s Trump suggestions, from his advisors and positive reports, that I have researched regarding hydroxychloroquine. Every person needs to follow the suggestions of their own research and health needs for medicine. The Democrats support of China in America has given them an economic footfhold in our nation. China has made progress in the Pakistan industries, and built 200 structures for a foothold in Africa. We have had many viruses from China through the years, as they continue to become a superpower. That should be a major concern for the world.

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  4. PATTY

    BY ALL MEANS GET A SECOND OPINION AS BILL AND MELINDA GATES ALONG WITH FAUCI ARE NOT CREDIBLE AS THEY HAVE AN AGENDA TO RULE THE WORLD AND WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO GAIN ACCESS TO CONTROL THE WORLD POPULATION. BY THE WAY GATES OWNS THE PATENT ON THE WUHAN VIRUS AND THAT IS WHY FAUCI KNEW THIS KILLER WOULD BE RELEASED IN 20/20. IT WAS PLANNED BY THE ELITES A LONG TIME AGO. THE VACCINE WILL HAVE TRACKING AGENTS IN IT AND ALSO RNA GENOME THAT WILL CHANGE THE STRUCTURE OF HUMANITY. THIS WILL POSSIBLE STOP HUMANS FROM REPRODUCING. THIS FOLKS IS THE MARK OF THE BEAST AND THEIR WILL BE NO BUYING OR SELLING WITHOUT THE MARK OF THE BEAST. WE ARE LOOKING AT REVELATIONS COMING TO LIFE AND PEOPLE NEED TO START INVESTIGATING AND READING AND PRAYING THAT WE THE PEOPLE DON’T BECOME COMPLACENT AND ARE TRULY AWARE OF WHATS HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD. I PRAY TO GOD THAT HE PUTS THE HOLY SPIRIT INTO PRESIDENT TRUMP SO HE IS AWARE OF WHAT IS HAPPENING TO OUR COUNTRY AND THE DECEIVERS THAT ARE AROUND HIM NOW.

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