Clay Travis: Alleged CNN Health Expert Argues Against Herself On Air

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If you think the political pundits get their science mixed up on CNN, wait until you listen to their medical correspondents.

CNN medical analyst Dr. Leana Wen became one of the network’s most radical voices during the COVID-19 pandemic — proclaiming that science was getting hijacked by political opportunists on the Right while confidently spouting CNN’s scripted expertise.

OutKick founder Clay Travis tweeted out Dr. Wen’s “best hits” of COVID misinformation — spanning her hypocritical decrees on masking and vaccinating children.

It only took Dr. Wen about a year to start backtracking on her guarantees regarding the pandemic.


July 2020: “At this point, there absolutely should be that mandate because we know that if all of us wear masks we reduce the chance of transmitting or acquiring COVID-19 by five times.”

June 2021: “I have an almost four-year-old and a one-year-old. I cannot wait until they are eligible to receive the vaccine. I think until then, mask-wearing for kids especially if we are living in high transmission areas is still going to be important.”

July 2021: “It needs to be hard for people to remain unvaccinated.”

February 2022: “There actually is harm that we should be discussing children continuing to mask. We should also be intellectually honest and say that masking has had a cost, especially for the youngest learners.”

February 2022: “I would wait until we find that the vaccines are safe and effective. And I’m not sure if we can say that at the moment because we just don’t have the data.”

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Written by Alejandro Avila


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  1. Oh look, the lady that said Ron DeSantis is killing people with his refusal to follow “the SCieNcE” is now saying “THE SCIENCE” demands we do what Ron DeSantis has been doing for 2 years.

    If we could deport Wen, Fauci, Newsom, Garcetti and all the people like them who pushed this bullshit on us for the last 2 years, then I’d be okay with the 1.2 illegals Biden has let in.

  2. I’m gonna keep preaching this until all my compatriots understand the “leftist mind.”

    The Leftists DON’T think like we do. They act, then think, then have facts (“you have to pass the bill to see what’s in it”). We have facts, think, then act. Leftists have a simple Kantian philosophy on life: that whatever they “perceive” to be “reality” IS ACTUAL “reality” (until it’s not, then they loose their shit). This is why they CAN be hypocritical and why calling-out their hypocrisy doesn’t affect them.

    To state Ayn Rand’s simple philosophy of A=A, to a leftist, that is not always true. Bruce Jenner can be a woman (A ≠ A) because they “perceive” him as a woman, The doctor can say masks kill on one day, but not the next(A ≠ A); that you will die without a mask walking into a restaurant, but are perfectly fine seated in a restaurant (A≠A) because they “perceive” they are safe AT the table, but not NEAR the table . Why “Freedom of Speech” is extraordinarily important to them as long as it is not hurtful to someone else (A ≠ A).

    If you try to understand that the leftist thinks the whole world does not exist except in their own mind: as they “perceive” the world: THAT is their “reality.” You and I know the world is here, even if we are not — or even if we can’t see, hear, feel, or taste parts of it. Those who have never been to Nepal will tell you they don’t know what it looks like, but to a leftist, Nepal looks exactly like they think it does, until they find out it doesn’t, then — again — they loose their shit. Plato was wrong; the world is NOT just shadows on a wall, but to the leftist, the world is just a “shadow on a wall,” and the beings making those shadows do not exist.

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