What ‘follow the science’ really means

Submitted by Linda and Bob Graff
Posted 4/20/21

Dear Editor:

Thank you Kevin Killough for explaining today’s science for us. I found your column spot on as distrust continues to grow among those of us who are outside the science arena and …

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What ‘follow the science’ really means

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Dear Editor:

Thank you Kevin Killough for explaining today’s science for us. I found your column spot on as distrust continues to grow among those of us who are outside the science arena and must rely on others to keep us informed.

Our take on today’s science is that it is a “hammer it to fit, paint it to match” situation. No matter how hard our scientists work to show us the facts they have discovered, the only information we are allowed to hear is that which fits a certain narrative.

While real science has only one true answer, today’s narrative always creates two sides. The alternate science we hear about is usually unfounded in real facts. Those “facts” use the words “might and could” which are really words of speculation. Real facts are irrelevant on one side but not the other.

Most followers of either side will only listen to the side they agree with because the other side is completely wrong and does not deserve acknowledgement. In our lifetime, climate change is the first “hammer it to fit, paint to match” science. Now we have COVID.

Enter the storytellers, from one day to the next we don’t know who to believe. While Biden and Fauci want to control the narrative we have become numb to their outbursts of non-lucid criteria. Wear your mask, don’t wear your mask, wear two masks or three is even better, children are not super-spreaders yet many schools are not allowed to open, even if you are vaccinated you must wear a mask but illegal aliens don’t have to follow any rules at all.

We feel like they are playing Wheel of Fortune with our lives — a game we can never win because the rules keep changing. We just want it to stop, NOW!

Thank goodness we live in Wyoming. It is not perfect but it is a whole lot better than many other states.

Linda and Bob Graff

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