Screenshot from Seven Days ad placed by Vermont Health Equity
By Dr. Rob Williams, Vermont Independent
What’s the difference between science and Scientism? Plenty and it’s on full display in Vermont, which since the pandemic is looking more and more like what Dr. Aaron Kheriaty calls ‘the Biomedical Security State.’
Aaron Kheriaty MD is the director of the Bioethics and American Democracy Program at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a senior fellow at the Zephyr Institute. We’ll be interviewing him on our Plan V-TV podcast come December. What follows is an excerpt from his new book The New Abnormal: The Rise of the Biomedical Security State.
Of particular interest in Kheriaty’s excerpt below is the crucial distinction between science and Scientism. Vermont public health, media and political leaders seem possessed by Scientism, rather than practicing science, and the results are proving catastrophic for Vermont’s citizenry. If this seems an exaggeration, travel beyond the boundaries of Burlington, Stowe, Montpelier and the Mad River Valley and talk with our friends and neighbors..
Scientism leads to the promotion of official narratives based on Ideology rather than actual scientific data, as evidenced by Vermont “health care” providers’ continued bizarre promotion of COVID-19 protocols – Masks, PCR “Tests,” “Vaccines,” Lockdowns – that have been conclusively proven not to have any efficacy in preventing viral transmission or infections (The image below dropped onto the UVM Medical Center’s Facebook page a few days before Thanksgiving).
Even more troubling? As reported in The Washington Post on November 23, 2022, we now are witnessing a “Pandemic of the Vaccinated,” as the majority of US COVID deaths are now occurring among the injected. Why this isn’t being daily discussed in US and Vermont news media circles is, well, bewildering.
One laudable exception? The Vermont Daily Chronicle.
Stranger still? The troubling increase in “vaxxed” deaths is now being blamed on – wait for it! – “the unvaxxed.” Yes, thanks to a new clinical term called “Information Disorder Syndrome,” the unvaxxed’s raising of pesky questions seems to increasing “vaxxed” mortality rates.
Meanwhile, WOKEtopia meets COVIDtopia in the full color full page “advertisement” for “holiday vaccination in “culturally affirming spaces,” brilliantly critiqued by NYU professor of propaganda Dr. Mark Crispin Miller at his Substack this week.
You can’t make this up.
Orwell is rolling in his grave.