Thank goodness the medicos did not run the show during COVID times. You must remember their whole moral fabric is to “save lives” or was it to peddle worthless vaccines kissed by “medical respectability”? The medicos were used by the politicos to terrify the population in an effort to stem the tide of COVID cases to underfunded and unprepared medical systems. So they were patsies! Medicos as a general rule are technocrats and many quite frankly are nerds with the personality of a cucumber. But they were valuable resources and a source of excuses in the struggle assisting (hopefully) the politicos in their decision making. And as for propaganda purposes they built the basis of the propaganda machine with their obsession with social distancing, mask wearing and leading the dog and pony show about vaccines. Their daily press conferences were about as exciting as watching paint dry. They largely failed to see or ignored the medical collateral damage caused by the shut down of economies and true to physician form most lacked compassion. It was numbers, numbers, numbers then admonishments and threats to the public if you don’t do this and that you are transformed into a killing machine.
I have a beef against my fellow physicians as they are neither economists nor politicians and in their ignorance they were duped by the politicos. And serving politicians that appointed them was a shortcoming they had a star role in playing. One has to remember they serve the elected politicians but their duty to the public’s health was largely forgotten during COVID. Perhaps the medico’s biggest disgrace was their slavish insistence about vaccines that clearly had low efficacy and when that fact became apparent they switched md stream and chirped they reduce the amount of severe cases despite by the time COVIDs petered out 8 different vaccinations were produced. Herd immunity can do quite fine without vaccines!