Just a year ago, the Centers for Disease Control and the rest of the government made sure that anyone off-message on Covid-19 would lose their job, lose their business, and lose all their friends and associates.
The federal government also infiltrated Twitter under the previous owners, and coordinated with Facebook to cancel accounts of those with opposing views on the virus, its origin, and treatment.
Today, the CDC says that for most people, Covid is entirely manageable at home. It’s probably going to be mild, the CDC says.
“Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and can recover at home. You can treat symptoms with over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), to help you feel better,” the CDC says.
The advice has changed from the agency that managed the pandemic for both the Trump and Biden presidencies.
Since 2021, at least eight doctors around the country have been threatened with penalties for spreading “misinformation” about vaccines or by suggesting treatments for Covid-19 that were not accepted by the government or governing medical boards.
For example, in Florida, the nominee for state surgeon general refused to answer the question about whether the Covid-19 vaccine was safe and effective. The medical board received a complaint from a local doctor about the nominee. Although Dr. Joseph Ladapo was confirmed by Republicans, Democrats voted agains Thim because of his opposition to coronavirus mandates.
The penalties went beyond political appointments. Thousands of nurses and medical assistants lost their jobs for being independent thinkers about the Covid-19 pandemic policies.
In Hawaii, the medical board filed a formal complaintsagainst the state’s chief health officer and another doctor because they supported alternative Covid-19 treatments that the federal health officials didn’t approve.
But now, the advice is stay home, take some Advil or Motrin, get some rest, and drink plenty of fluids. That’s today’s CDC advice for “most people.”