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September 14, 2021

Wendy Bell Gets Fact Checked By Alan Dershowitz

Yep. That's right. And it was beautiful.

Wendy got taken down by a Trump defender (remember Impeachment 1.0?)

Take a look see at yesterday's events:

After pointing out that he would not suggest a 100% effective cancer vaccine (even a 100% safe and effective cancer vaccine) on someone "because cancer is not contagious", he posits that the courts would probably support a mandate for a covid vaccine because this coronavirus is, adding "hopefully they'll follow the science the science and not the politics."

That's when Wendy, her science at the ready, steps in. She brings up this story from that esteemed and respected science journal, Gateway Pundit. 

Wendy says, "Well the science also shows us that in Israel, people who are vaccinated are 13 times more likely to transmit the virus to other people."

To which Prof. Dershowitz responds with a curt: That's just simply not true.

Then they went back and forth. The thrice fired former reporter turned pundit now broadcasting from a 1,000 watt radio station in Altoona claiming to have the study in hand, and the retired Harvard law professor on the other hand saying, "Uh, no."

Sorry, Wendy. The Dersh is right and you're wrong.

Politifact: The study from Israel found:

People who received both doses of the Pfizer vaccine in January or February 2021 were 13 times more likely to get a breakthrough infection with the delta variant than unvaccinated people who had COVID-19 during the same period were to be reinfected.
See your error, Wendy? Do I need to spell it out for you?

Politifact adds:

"The suggestion that you might be better off getting infected versus vaccinated does not take into account the inherent risks associated with COVID-19 infection, including death," [Dr. Matthew Laurens of the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health at the University of Maryland] said. "Vaccination is the best prevention. This has been clearly shown in multiple prospective, randomized, double-blinded clinical trials, which are the very highest quality for clinical studies."

Experts told the journal Science that seeking immunity through deliberate infection would put unvaccinated people at significant risk of severe disease and death, or the lingering, significant symptoms of what has been dubbed Long COVID.

The Maccabi study shows the benefits of natural immunity, said University of Washington immunologist Marion Pepper, but "doesn’t take into account what this virus does to the body to get to that point." 

Left that last part out, didn't you Wendy?

Also, Wendy if you do have the study itself (and it's here in case you do not) there's a big bold text near the top that reads:

This article is a preprint and has not been peer-reviewed [what does this mean?]. It reports new medical research that has yet to be evaluated and so should not be used to guide clinical practice.

Did you miss that part, too? Or did you just decide not to tell your audience that part?

The danger here, Wendy, is that members of your audience will believe you when you discount the vaccines. Some of them might decide to take their chances on natural immunity. With any luck they'll make it through fine. Those unlucky, however, will end up in the hospital and some of them might even die.

Or they could take the vaccine and have the chances of hospitalization/death greatly reduced. Near zero greatly reduced, in fact. That's what the science actually says.

How do you sleep at night knowing that what you're serving to your audience (people who are relying on you for guidance and information) might possibly land them in the hospital or kill them?

Wendy Bell, Angel of Death. Fact-checked by a Trump Defender.

What a world we live in, huh?