Tuesday, July 14, 2020

NBC Medical Expert Falsely Claims To Have COVID-19 Virus

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NBC medical expert Dr. Joseph Fair, a virologist, was interviewed nearly a dozen times on television, detailing his struggles with the COVID-19 virus.

Now it has been revealed that he never had the virus. The public was grossly misled.

Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident.

Be informed, not misled.

NBC tracked their medical expert's "coronavirus battle"---But he never had it.

Steve Krakauer first reported this on his Fourth Watch newsletter.

This is the doctor's appearance on NBC's Meet The Press with Chuck Todd on June 14:

"Joining me now [is] virologist Joseph Fair, who recently recovered from COVID-19 himself." "Dr. Fair, let me start with you because I would like you to share a little bit about your recovery from COVID-19. What should Americans take away from your experience?"
"I don't have any of those underlying conditions, I'm 42 years old. So you wouldn't think, clinically, that I would be one of those people that would get so very ill. I can say that that seven to eight days prior to me hospitalizing myself when I was doing the self-treatment, that was the worst I've ever felt. I probably spent 23 out of 24 hours in bed. Those people that are young and think they're invincible or people that just don't think it's going to affect them that greatly even if they do get it, I can say that my own experience was the complete opposite."

What Todd did not tell the audience that day---and Dr. Joseph Fair didn't offer to tell either---is that Fair had already been given 5 tests and all were negative for the antibodies. He didn't have the COVID-19 virus. And he knew it.

Dr. Fair also appeared on NBC's Today Show from a New Orleans hospital bed on May 14, where he speculated he got the virus through his eyes while on a packed flight two weeks earlier. This happened, he said, despite taking precautions like wearing a mask and gloves.

Finally, after about a dozen television appearances giving his detailed account of his personal battle with the virus, he admitted that he had tested negative, but the web was spun---the story must continue, because even if he didn't actually have the Wuhan virus, he identified with those who did, and his story is important even if it isn't true.

Apparently co-host Hoda Kotb suffered a little "truth attack" because she mentioned, in passing, that although Fair had received 4 negative tests for the virus, Kotb said, "Clearly you have it."

Co-host Savannah Guthrie called the Doctor's bout with the virus a "cautionary tale."

This is indeed a "cautionary tale." Generally, the media can't be trusted, because they have a predetermined outcome for most news stories. The outcome or "impression" left by the story must serve their agenda on any given issue.

Dr. Fair is well known for his long history of seeking attention---particularly in regard to viruses, including Ebola, etc.

NBC knew this about Dr. Fair, but chose to feature him again and again and again.

The reporting of news stories are crafted around the news organization's point of view. Which is almost exclusively far-Left. Certain points are emphasized, others minimized, while yet other points are omitted to achieve the desired end.

The days of actually reporting what happened with no point of view as to what that story should mean to you, are gone.

The Takeaway.

Absent a moral compass, and the celebration of relativism as "freedom," we live in a culture that generally believes that if we believe something, then it's true, because each of us creates our own truth.

We often hear the phrase, "Stand in your own truth," which is meant to be a motivating comment. However, it reflects the popular idea that there is no fixed truth.

On the first page of his book, "The Closing of the American Mind," the late Allan Bloom writes, "There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of: almost every student entering the university believes, or says he believes, that truth is relative."

The purpose of Bloom's book is to prove that education is impossible in such a climate. He agrees that students can learn certain skills in modern, relativistic education, but is never genuinely educated---which he defines as being able to sift through error to discover what is true and what is false, good rather than evil, and beautiful rather than ugly.

Making these distinctions are impossible in a relativistic culture because truth, goodness, and beauty do not exist according to relativism, he says.

Sadly, Bloom concludes, in an otherwise good book, that the answer is Plato's quest for absolutes.

It's particularly sad because Bloom was a Presbyterian pastor who should have known better.

Bloom is right on what relativism does, but wrong on the solution.

The Apostle Paul defined it this way: "Always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth" (II Tim. 3:7).

Dr. Fair has Coronavirus because he says he does, boys and girls are locked in the wrong body, because they identify as the opposite sex of their biology.

Remember Spokane's (WA) Rachel Dolezal? Born to white parents, she is black because she identifies as black. So much so, that she fooled the local NAACP group and became their leader until her biological parents showed up.

Paul also says in II Tim. 3, that Scripture makes you wise, because all Scripture is given by inspiration of God so the man of God may be complete.

Even Time Magazine has recognized the problem calling it a "moral morass" and a "values vacuum."

The problem is becoming more and more apparent. It's time for the solution to be revealed to a very confused world.

And the solution starts with God. And His Word.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Bold. Be Prayerful.