‘It’s going to take time, more transparency, accountability and genuine contrition over the government’s resorting to authoritarian tactics like mandates, lockdowns and lies about the science,’ says AHCSM Executive Director Katy Talento

 WASHINGTON — The world health establishment now admits that mishandling the COVID-19 pandemic in many ways has cost it much of its trustworthiness.

A recent Daily Signal article shined a light on this year’s annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where panelists discussed their “Global Risks Report 2024.”

“They identified ‘misinformation and disinformation’ as one of the most severe threats facing the planet in the near term,” wrote Molly Black and Caleb King. “Public health officials, struggling mightily to conquer the ignorance of the masses for their own good, of course, were the victims.”

“Naomi Oreskes, professor of the history of science at Harvard University, acknowledged that the COVID-19 pandemic vastly amplified the public’s lack of trust.”

Oreskes further stated, “Conspicuously, the globalist jet-setters didn’t focus on the fact that much of the popular hostility to the public health ‘experts’ during the COVID-19 pandemic was largely attributable to the experts themselves; specifically, their profoundly flawed and often contradictory messaging, their own inadequate information, and the devastating social, economic and educational consequences of their lockdown policies.”

A major Health Affairs study of a large sample (4,208 respondents) of American public opinion found that only 42% of those polled reported “a great deal” of trust in the CDC.

“This lack of trust in the so-called ‘experts’ shouldn’t surprise us,” says Alliance of Health Care Sharing Ministries Executive Director Katy Talento. “A lot of Americans are wondering where they can turn for reliable health information and support in their health journeys that isn’t entangled with the groupthink and authoritarian propaganda that was exposed in the mainstream health care system during the COVID-19 experience.”

“Lower trust was related primarily to respondents’ beliefs that health recommendations were politically influenced and inconsistent,” the Health Affairs study said.

Over time, health officials had to retract many statements and recommendations, from masking, to school closures, to the vaccine efficacy at stopping transmission, to social distancing and lockdowns,” Talento says. “Natural immunity was ignored, and adverse effects of public health interventions were downplayed, dismissed, censored or ignored.

 “People feel misled, and rightly so. It’s going to take time, more transparency, accountability and genuine contrition over the government’s resorting to authoritarian tactics like mandates, lockdowns and lies about the science. Americans are looking for accountability for those involved in censorship, bullying of honest scientists and medical professionals, and regulators who protected the regulated from public rather than the other way around. Once lost, public trust is very difficult to recover.”

In a video memo to her staff leaked to the press, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky said, “To be frank, we are responsible for some pretty dramatic, pretty public mistakes. From testing, to data, to communications.”

 “That’s an understatement,” Talento says. “We’re talking about outright lies told to advance a certain narrative while the government suppressed dissenting views even by highly credentialed doctors and other medical professionals.

 “The cure here will take a 180-turnaround in attitude, justice and compensation for those harmed by the public health interventions, and humility from government and their apparatchiks in the media about the importance of more medical choices. That’s where Health Care Sharing Ministries come in,” Talento says.

 “HCSM members not only avoid depending on shaky government promises but they get to save money while avoiding red tape and insurance network restrictions. Our members can choose the doctors they want, and they commit to take care of their health according to their own consciences. They share medical needs and encourage each other.

 “In addition, they know that their money will not be used to subsidize immoral practices such as abortion and gender-defying drugs and surgeries.”

Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Alliance of Health Care Sharing Ministries is a 501(c)(6) trade organization representing the common interests of Health Care Sharing Ministry organizations which are facilitating the sharing of health care needs (financial, emotional, and spiritual) by individuals and families, and their participants. The Alliance engages with federal and state regulators, members of the media, and the Christian community to provide accurate and timely information on health care sharing.

To learn more about the Alliance of Health Care Sharing Ministries, visit www.ahcsm.org or follow the ministry on Facebook or Twitter.


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