Tam’s Refusal To Acknowledge Clear Errors Seems To Be Generating A Reversal In How The Public Perceives Her Performance

It is obvious to nearly everyone that the initial “low-risk” assessment of the virus was a huge error by the government. Tam has stunningly continued to stand by it.

Take a look at these two headlines:

“Tam criticized for supporting ‘indefensible’ assessment of COVID-19 risk”

“Don Martin: After that devastating auditor general’s report, why does Tam still have a job?”

Those headlines both emerged today, from publications that haven’t spent much time criticizing Tam.

Indeed, criticism of Dr. Tam generally seemed to be a ‘third-rail’ for much of the establishment media, while independent media such as yours truly have been critical for quite some time.

Yet, it seems the tide is turning.

Last week, Tam claimed that the assessment of the virus as ‘low-risk’ to Canada was “not wrong.”

Here’s what I wrote following Tam’s comments:

“Dr. Theresa Tam inexplicably doubled-down on her early-pandemic claim that the risk from the Wuhan Virus was “low-risk,” a claim that was completely demolished by further events.

Here’s what Tam said about her claim that the virus was “low-risk”:

“It was not wrong, it’s just that it is important to also provide what that future state might be like,” said Tam, adding that public health agencies “need to be prediction organizations and not just being able to assess the risk of that present moment.”

This is absurd.

It is an objective fact that the claim the virus was “low-risk” was a huge mistake.

If you run a public health agency, and a virus is spreading, it is part of your job to accurately prepare for what could took place in the future, rather than focusing on political narratives.”

To see Tam defend an obviously wrong assessment raises so many doubts about her actions, which were often contradictory.

Particularly at the beginning of the crisis, Tam seemed more concerned with pushing political narratives, rather than focusing on keeping the virus out of Canada.

That wasn’t a popular thing to say a while ago, but it seems the truth is filtering out to more and more people.

This should be a big wakeup call, and should remind us that instead of putting our trust in government officials, we should put our trust in our own ability to become healthier, more fit, and more resilient.

Spencer Fernando

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