Democrat’s plan would repeat mistakes of the past, mandate pseudo-science
Los Angeles, CA – Joe Biden’s plan to manage the COVID-19 pandemic during the first 100 days of his new administration rests in part on a scientifically bankrupt strategy pushed by familiar Washington bureaucrats, America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS) said today. The former vice president has pledged to require facial masks in all federal buildings and public transit, re-open certain schools, and make available 100 million doses of the COVID vaccine. The proposal comes in the wake of Biden’s announcement this week of a health team consisting of Washington bureaucrats and politicians and led by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci. Simone Gold, MD, JD and founder of America’s Frontline Doctors, offered the following statement in response:
“Joe Biden offers no vision for a post-COVID America and no strategy to mitigate the spread of the illness in this latest so-called ‘plan.’ Requiring every American to wear a thin piece of cloth across her face is neither scientific nor practical, as any front-line doctor will tell you. Dr. Fauci, Mr. Biden’s choice for his top medical adviser, was strongly against masking for decades before flip-flopping this year.
“A better policy approach would be to protect at-risk groups such as seniors, those with chronic conditions, and the immune-compromised while allowing individuals at reduced risk of sickness and death to assess our healthcare independent of government fiat and in consultation with a physician. The federal government should also immediately make early treatment options available to more Americans with mild to moderate symptoms instead of forcing them to seek treatment after hospitalization.
“For someone who promised to follow the science, Joe Biden’s strategy ignores the advice of those who have successfully treated COVID-infected patients on the front lines of this pandemic in favor of phony half-measures and poll-tested rhetoric.”