Is Newsweek’s op-ed another sign they are trying to memory-hole the covid psyop?


by Rhoda Wilson, Daily Expose:

An op-ed published by Newsweek has been widely shared among the freedom movement which some may welcome as a breakthrough in the false official covid narrative.  It is the confessions of a medical student from Texas titled: ‘It’s Time for the Scientific Community to Admit We Were Wrong About Covid and It Cost Lives’.  But can we simply take it at face value or is there something more to it? As it becomes obvious that the covid narrative is falling apart, could Newsweek’s op-ed be a limited hangout?


On Monday, Newsweek published an article by an American medical student who confessed: “we in the scientific community were wrong.”

As a medical student and researcher, I staunchly supported the efforts of the public health authorities when it came to covid-19. I believed that the authorities responded to the largest public health crisis of our lives with compassion, diligence, and scientific expertise. I was with them when they called for lockdowns, vaccines, and boosters.

I was wrong. We in the scientific community were wrong. And it cost lives.

I can see now that the scientific community from the CDC to the WHO to the FDA and their representatives, repeatedly overstated the evidence and misled the public about its own views and policies, including on natural vs. artificial immunity, school closures and disease transmission, aerosol spread, mask mandates, and vaccine effectiveness and safety, especially among the young. All of these were scientific mistakes at the time, not in hindsight. Amazingly, some of these obfuscations continue to the present day.

But perhaps more important than any individual error was how inherently flawed the overall approach of the scientific community was, and continues to be. It was flawed in a way that undermined its efficacy and resulted in thousands if not millions of preventable deaths.

It’s Time for the Scientific Community to Admit We Were Wrong About Covid and It Cost Lives, Newsweek, 30 January 2023

The article seems to say what a lot of us have been saying who have been pushing back against the anti-science covid response, the censorship and the psychological narrative building of the past few years.  It all sounds good.  But there’s a major slip-up towards the end:

… we have witnessed a massive and ongoing loss of life in America due to distrust of vaccines and the healthcare system; a massive concentration in wealth by already wealthy elites; a rise in suicides and gun violence especially among the poor; a near-doubling of the rate of depression and anxiety disorders especially among the young; a catastrophic loss of educational attainment among already disadvantaged children; and among those most vulnerable, a massive loss of trust in healthcare, science, scientific authorities, and political leaders more broadly. [emphasis our own]

It’s Time for the Scientific Community to Admit We Were Wrong About Covid and It Cost Lives, Newsweek, 30 January 2023

“Due to distrust of vaccines” was linked to THIS article in November 2022 about THIS study that claimed “the pandemic [ ] had less of an impact in the most-vaccinated states in the Delta and Omicron surges.”

The phrase “and the healthcare system” was linked to THIS PBS News Hour article in February 2022 detailing an interview with Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo.  The interview aimed to explain why the covid death rate was higher in the US than in other wealthy nations.  The covid injections played a central role throughout the interview:

Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo, Johns Hopkins Centre for Health Security: I mean, first of all, we have to acknowledge that it’s a complete and utter tragedy, because the vast majority of the deaths have been preventable, because many of them have occurred, in fact, most of them have occurred since the development of the covid-19 vaccines.

But what we’re really seeing is the effect of the United States not making enough progress in vaccinating adults against the virus. And people who are not protected from severe illness by vaccine are, unfortunately, the ones most likely to die.

Why the COVID death rate in the U.S. is so much higher than other wealthy nations, PBS News Hour, 2 February 2022

Considering the pro-vaccine “nudge” towards the end of the medical student’s admission and that at Davos this year, the World Economic Forum highlighted the need to “restore trust,” we would be forgiven for reserving the right to remain sceptical about the true meaning of the end of Newsweek’s article:

My motivation for writing this is simple: It’s clear to me that for public trust to be restored in science, scientists should publicly discuss what went right and what went wrong during the pandemic, and where we could have done better … Restoring trust in public health – and our democracy – depends on it. [emphasis our own]

It’s Time for the Scientific Community to Admit We Were Wrong About Covid and It Cost Lives, Newsweek, 30 January 2023

We have attached a copy of the medical student’s confession as published by Newsweek below.

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