Over the weekend, two hugely different opinions on the COVID-19 pandemic circulated.
On the front pages, President Biden, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and other hand-wringing government pundits proclaimed that they could not with any accuracy predict the end of the pandemic, nor suggest when Americans might return to “normal.”
They suggested Americans might have to wait until Christmas, or even longer.
But in a much-less covered story, a Johns Hopkins doctor released an op-ed predicting a much sooner end to this period of uncertainty.
Most notably, Dr. Marty Makary explained this…
Quietly, without media or government attention, United States COVID cases have gone down 77 percent over the last six weeks
One has to wonder why that massively good news hasn’t received much attention from the media, or from our betters in Washington, D.C.
Perhaps they just missed it while bickering over impeaching a former President or trying to spend $2 trillion of the taxpayers’ money on policy priorities.
But there is a more sinister explanation…
What if Washington doesn’t want us to come out of our homes?
What if the Biden Administration is perfectly happy keeping us shut inside for as long as they possibly can, using the circumstances to push their own policy agenda?
That might explain why — despite massively lower numbers of cases, despite vaccinations spreading around the country, despite increasing natural immunity — they are so certain that “normal” is still most of a year away.
It would also explain why they and the media are happy to ignore the fact that a notoriously “open” state like Florida has matched our outperformed severe lockdown states like California and New York, despite having a much older population.
But before we go any further, remember this isn’t a Republicans vs. Democrats thing.
The fact is, neither side is actually worried about you or your finances.
Instead of rushing out stimulus checks — and just stimulus checks — to the American people, they are instead fighting for days and weeks over the details of a $1.9 trillion package filled with much more than aid for the American people.
The point isn’t that Democrats are bad and Republicans are good. Or even that lockdowns are bad and open doors are good.
The point is that Washington doesn’t seem interested in being transparent and honest about this policy.
They want to bicker and argue over optics and out of touch policy rather than help get Americans back to normal and back to work as quickly as possible.
The only recourse we have during times like these is to take control of our own fortunes and fight back in the financial wars.
That’s what we’re here for. Keep fighting.