AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool In an utterly predictable survey result, American’s trust in the public health system has plummeted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Flip flops, guidance that makes no sense if vaccines work, and science-denying guidelines such as the continued masking of young children all contribute to this finding. As I predicted in April : The damage that the politicization of everything related to the pandemic, from masks to medications to school closures and indoor dining, will only be measured by the next public health crisis. For Americans in states where schools opened, and indoor activities restarted months ago, trust in the health bureaucracy along with the media-appointed “experts” has plummeted. The same is true for anyone who was following the research on COVID-19 closely. A survey from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health reports that while Americans think public health is essential, they are concerned about how the system functions. Americans also express more trust in their state and local public health officials. Researchers took this survey before the great mask debate after the CDC’s about-face and the revelations regarding gain of function research by the NIH. One might predict many of these results may have fallen further.
Key findings from the summary: About seven in ten adults (71%) favor substantially increasing federal spending on improving the nation’s public health programs, with (72%) believing the activities of public health agencies are extremely or essential to the nation’s health.
Yet, the public’s rating of the nation’s public health system and medical system has changed over time, with positive ratings of the public health system declining from 43% to 34% from 2009 to 2021.
Favorable ratings of the medical system increased from 36% to 51% from 2009 to 2020. The public currently trusts nurses, healthcare workers, and doctors more than public health institutions and agencies.
In 2021, 54% of the public gave the CDC positive job performance ratings (excellent or good), while 59% did in 2009. The approval for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is (48%), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) […]
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Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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