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Biden Administration Demands Big Tech Turn Over Data on Sources of COVID-19 ‘Misinformation’

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The Biden administration is demanding Big Tech platforms, healthcare providers, and members of the general public submit to the federal government any “research, data, and personal experiences” with regard to so-called “misinformation” about COVID-19.

Biden Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy announced Thursday the purpose of the demand is to “deepen our collective understanding” of the “sources and impact” of the “health misinformation.”

The surgeon general’s office says such a demand is important because:

During the pandemic, many of us have been exposed to health misinformation— information that is false, inaccurate, or misleading according to the best available evidence at the time. It can be really hard to know what is true amidst all this misinformation.

Health misinformation has caused confusion and led people to decline COVID-19 vaccines, reject public health measures such as masking and physical distancing, and use unproven treatments. It has also led to harassment of and violence against public health workers, health care workers, airline staff, and other frontline workers.

Though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced at the end of February at least 70 percent of Americans are able now to end wearing masks indoors, including within schools, the Biden administration apparently continues to believe its directives on the use of the cloth masks people have been wearing during the pandemic have been sound.

Numerous doctors and scientists, however, have known and spoken up about the ineffectiveness of cloth masks in stopping the spread of the virus for the past two years.

“People across the political spectrum, including doctors, think these things are saving lives,” said Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo this week, while holding up a cloth mask.

“These things are not saving lives,” Ladapo asserted.

Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Alexander also collected at Brownstone Institute in December “more than 150 comparative studies and articles on mask ineffectiveness and harms.”

“To date, the evidence has been stable and clear that masks do not work to control the virus and they can be harmful and especially to children,” Alexander wrote.

Industrial research scientist Stephen Petty, a forensic expert in the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), also noted in a recent episode of his “Petty Podcast” that some public health officials are finally acknowledging cloth masks are ineffective at blocking the transmission of the airborne virus.

From the “Petty Podcast”

The surgeon general’s “request for information,” which was entered into the Federal Register, appears to be focused especially on resistance to the federal health agencies’ pressure to force Americans into taking the shots:

[T]he speed, scale, and sophistication with which misinformation has been spread during the COVID-19 pandemic has been unprecedented. Recent research shows that most Americans believe or are unsure of at least one COVID-19 vaccine falsehood.

Murthy is demanding Big Tech platforms collect data on those spreading “misinformation” from “general search engines, content sharing platforms, social media platforms, e-commerce platforms, crowd sourced platforms, and instant messaging systems.”

Informants are required to turn over their data to the federal government by May 2.

“Technology companies now have the opportunity to be open and transparent with the American people about the misinformation on their platforms,” Murthy said in a statement to the New York Times, and added, “This is about protecting the nation’s health.”

Though Biden touted, during his State of the Union address Tuesday, the “progress we’ve made in the past year,” the result being “COVID-19 no longer need control our lives,” he pressed on with “four common sense steps as we move forward safely,” under the umbrella of “because this virus mutates and spreads.”

Biden’s four “steps” are:

1. Stay protected with vaccines and treatments.

“We know how incredibly effective vaccines are,” Biden said. “If you’re vaccinated and boosted, you have the highest degree of protection, and we’ll never give up on vaccinating more Americans.”

Though COVID disease has been treated early and successfully with treatment protocols developed by physicians, those treatments have been largely discredited and those physicians often censured by federal health officials, Big Pharma, Big Tech, and many in the media.

Cardiologist Dr. Peter McCullough, who has spearheaded the early treatment movement, told Liberty Counsel Chairman Mat Staver about the efforts of faithful doctors to bring these treatments to their patients who developed symptoms of COVID-19:

Biden, instead, boasted about the anti-viral drug developed by Pfizer in his State of the Union address:

“If you get COVID-19, the Pfizer pill reduces your chances of ending up in the hospital by 90 percent,” he bragged.

2. Prepare for new variants.

In other words, Biden is saying the pandemic is not over.

“If necessary, we’ll be able to deploy new vaccines within 100 days instead of maybe months or years,” Biden promised. “And if Congress provides the funds we need, we’ll have new stockpiles of tests, masks, pills ready if needed.”

Interestingly, Biden quietly extended the national COVID emergency indefinitely on February 18, with the White House following up with a National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan.

3. We can end the shutdown of schools and businesses.

“With 75 percent of adult Americans fully vaccinated and hospitalizations down by 77 percent, most Americans can remove their masks and stay in the classroom and move forward safely,” Biden stated, and touted, “We achieved this because we provided free vaccines, treatments, tests, and masks.”

4. We’ll continue vaccinating the world.

“The Administration has put vaccines at the center of our COVID-19 response because vaccines are the best tool we have to prevent hospitalization and death,” the White House’s COVID plan states.

The plan goes on to state the administration’s intention to “launch an effort to vaccinate America’s youngest children as soon as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorizes and the CDC recommends a vaccine for that age group.”

That statement comes several weeks after FDA and Pfizer backed away from a plan for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of a vaccine for babies and toddlers from six months through four years.

FDA cited insufficient data on the effectiveness of a third dose of the vaccine for the youngest children, suggesting two doses had already shown themselves to be ineffective.

Additionally, a study released February 28 found the effectiveness of the Pfizer vaccine against Omicron “declined rapidly” in children aged 5 to 11 years.

When the Pfizer shots were approved for these young children in early November, Eric Rubin, M.D., a member of the FDA independent advisory panel and editor-in-chief of New England Journal of Medicine, made the statement, “We’re never gonna learn about how safe the vaccine is until we start giving it. That’s just the way it goes.”

“This is just really exciting news, that we now have vaccine recommendations for 28 million children between the ages of 5 to 11,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said just one day after Rubin’s alarming comment.

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