‘It’s OK to be wrong’: Doctor cites ‘tribalism, emotions’ to apologize for Covid lockdowns and mandates

The mass hysteria over COVID has gradually subsided, breaking the spell cast by cynical politicians, so-called experts, public health officials and the mass media as the damage from the punishing lockdowns becomes more evident with much of it being done to the reputations of doctors and the credibility of the medical profession as a whole.

One doctor has shown the integrity to admit that he had been badly wrong about the heavy-handed response to the virus and drew a strong response for his heartfelt Twitter thread apologizing for his support for the ruinous measures that destroyed lives and businesses, with some of the worst effects being inflicted on the nation’s children whose education and development may have been permanently damaged after they were forced to suffer psychological trauma at the whims of authoritarian school and government officials.

Dr. Kevin Bass impressed Twitter users with his mea culpa about the lockdowns and mandates that he once championed before seeing the error of his ways.

“I was wrong about lockdowns and mandates. I was wrong and the reason I was wrong was my tribalism, my emotions, and my distorted understanding of human nature and of the virus. It doesn’t matter much, but I wanted to apologize for being wrong,” he wrote.

“My motivation for doing this is simple,” he said in another tweet. “It’s clear to me that for public trust to be restored in science, scientists should publicly discuss what went right and what went wrong during COVID, and where we could have done better.”

“Nobody is doing that. Instead, many are doubling down and admitting no error. That’s very bad. It’s neither historically nor scientifically accurate. And it alienates people who can see that the sky is blue,” Dr. Bass added, pointing out that the COVID dead-enders are only further alienating people by sticking to their guns on lockdowns, jabs and mandates.

“So, be the change you want to see in the world. While more influential people than myself are not doing it, I can,” he concluded. “It’s OK to be wrong and admit where one was wrong and what one learned. That’s a central part of the way science works.”

Mostly positive responses to Dr. Bass’s apologetic thread poured in.

Whether other doctors will similarly apologize remains to be seen but there is no arguing that the COVID fanatics haven’t done lasting and perhaps permanent damage to the profession in the eyes of millions of Americans.

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