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FOX Nation’s Lara Logan Advocates Testing for Covid-19 Coronavirus Variants

If you ignore a problem, does it just go away? In a rant on the FOX News show Justice with Judge Jeanine, FOX Nation host Lara Logan appeared to argue against continuing testing for several variants of the Covid-19 coronavirus. She claimed that “if they continue to test for different strains of the coronavirus, we will be locked up for the rest of our existence,” as you can see in the video accompanying the following tweet:

Umm, first of all, no real public health expert has said the pandemic will last forever. In 2020, many such experts predicted that the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic in the US would last at least part of 2022. That would be similar to the time course of the 1918 flu pandemic, which began in the spring of 1918 and went through two consecutive winter peaks in 1918-1919 and 1919-1920 before waning in the spring of 1920. About two years plus time lapse is how long it can take to reach the herd immunity thresholds. Faster Covid-19 vaccination rates may have shortened the time course, but oh well. The emergence of variants such as the Delta and Omicron variants does not seem to change this timeline.

Second, real public health experts are advocating, rather than lockdowns, things like Covid-19 vaccination, wearing face masks, improving ventilation and air filtration, good hygiene, maintaining physical distancing where possible and setting up more extensive testing, monitoring and reporting systems. It seems that right now the main people talking about lockdowns are those who claim that the government will institute lockdowns and then argue against such lockdowns.

Third, not testing for different variants of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Covid-19 coronavirus would be a bit like telling a football team, “while playing, don’t look at the field or the other team.” .” Didn’t Sun Tzu say something like “know your enemy” instead of “ignore your enemy” or “don’t look at the enemy” in the book The art of war? More information about the virus can help to better direct public health response and the implementation of prevention, control and treatment measures. Not enough testing, surveillance and information sharing is what got us into this pandemic in the first place.

As you can see, Logan went on to say, “I had cancer. My oncologist is a bone cancer specialist, and you know that every oncologist who deals with bone cancer identifies hundreds of coronaviruses in our bones.”

How so? What is Logan talking about and what does this have to do with Covid-19 coronavirus variants? It’s hard to know what an oncologist has said without having, you know, the real oncologist on the TV show.

Keep in mind that different variants of SARS-CoV-2 are not the same as different types of coronaviruses. The SARS-CoV-2 is just one type of coronavirus. There are several types of coronaviruses in nature, most of which behave very differently from the SARS-CoV-2. To say that all these types are the same would be like claiming that all people named “Lara” are the same. Many coronaviruses currently cannot even infect humans.

As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website explains, in addition to SARS-CoV-2, there are six other coronaviruses that can infect humans: 229E, NL63, OC43, HKU1, MERS-CoV (which causes respiratory problems in the Middle East) Syndrome or MERS) and SARS-CoV (which can cause severe acute respiratory syndrome or SARS). Even among the coronaviruses that can infect humans, certain types typically cause only relatively mild cold symptoms. Within each type of coronavirus, there are genetic variants. The Delta and Omicron variants that have been in the news lately are genetic variations of specifically the SARS-CoV-2 and not different types of coronaviruses. So when you say coronaviruses, be specific about which type you mean.

Nevertheless, Logan claimed, “They have created a problem that can never really be solved so that they can justify whatever they want to do. When you look around you, everything falls apart. Even the vote checks go through, Durham moves forward.”

Then her diatribe turned to Covid-19 vaccines: “Over time, people can see that the vaccines have nothing to do with Trump or left or right. Many black people do not want to be vaccinated. You can’t justify the loss of 3-5,000 Border Patrol agents, 12,000 pilots, for something that has the flu death rate.”

Wasn’t this flu comparison debunked long ago? Why is it recycled as a torn pair of dirty underwear that has already been tossed in the trash? Covid-19 is not the same as the flu. The death rate for Covid-19 is not the same as the seasonal flu. So far, the death rate for Covid-19 has been significantly higher than for flu. In addition, the flu usually does not give you Covid for long.

Logan rant has helped her name “Lara Logan” trend on Twitter. But that’s not the only reason. As you can see here, Logan’s name was trending with “Mengele”:

Uh, oh, that’s not a good sign to have your name trending with Nazi doctor Joseph Mengele. During the Holocaust, Mengele committed numerous atrocities, experimenting on humans. If you somehow link someone’s name to Mengele, you won’t be able to just say “joke” or “no offense” to that person later on. So it might be better not to use Mengele’s name in the first place.

But look, the following tweet features a video of Logan calling out Mengele when talking about Anthony Fauci, MD:

Yes, Logan actually said, ‘And so at that point, what you see on Dr Fauci, this is what people say to me, he doesn’t represent science to them. He represents Josef Mengele, Dr. Josef Mengele, the Nazi doctor who did experiments on Jews during World War II and in the concentration camps, and I’m talking about people all over the world who say this.” Again, Logan somehow similarly mentioned Mengele and Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the president’s chief medical advisor, who has tried to help the country contain the spread of to control the Covid -19 coronavirus.

As you can see, the Auschwitz Memorial responded to the tweet and others like tennis legend Martina Navratilova also responded:

You know the song that says “I don’t know much about history, don’t know much biology, don’t know much about a science book, don’t know much about the French I took?” Well, French wasn’t the problem during these two TV segments mentioned above.

Ultimately, the lesson here is that more accurate information is better. And inaccurate information can be very harmful. Why wouldn’t you want to know when a more dangerous variant of the Covid-19 coronavirus has emerged and spread? Wouldn’t that be like saying, “Don’t tell me about the fires or rats growing in my house?” In the case of the Covid-19 coronavirus and many other public health problems, ignoring a problem won’t make it just go away. Instead, that problem may just keep multiplying and spreading.