One thing I will say about people like Fauci and every other medical doctor in this situation, the science changes over time as we learn more. They aren't so much contradicting themselves as they are updating their understanding of the subject matter. That's the nature of science and it would be a dangerous thing if they all just stuck to their guns even as new facts and information were discovered. People cite to the mask guidance as some kind of evidence the doctors don't know what they're talking about but the changes are exactly what should happen. We learned more about how COVID spreads through aerosols. We can have questions but we also need to know that we probably don't have the knowledge to even know what the right questions are. Dunning-Kruger and all that. People don't know what they don't know, so they assume they actually know something. Of course, there was also the issue of having a serious lack of PPE so they wanted it to go to hospitals, which only makes sense. The ones doing the work should get the tools.
I think there is a problem in the United States with we as lay people thinking we can render an opinion that carries the same weight as those from people who've spent decades on education and practical experience to become experts on a subject. It's just not true and I don't know how that became a thing. People 'doing their own research" on Facebook or whatever thinking they actually know something and the people who do it for a living do not. It's crazy and it's dangerous. Or taking the word of their uncle or a guy at work as more true than someone with a doctorate. It's like if you needed a transmission in a race car rebuilt: the high school kid at Napa can give you his opinion, but does it stack up to the guys who do it for real on a F1 team? Not a chance. But people in the U.S. take the word of the the high school kid over people who actually know something about complex subjects all the time. It's how we get people in the ICU telling a MD to give them veterinary medications because Joe Rogan says so. My own dad pulled that on me when my grandpa died. I'm a lawyer so he asked how to deal with my grandpa's will and I explained it to him. The day he went to the courthouse the guy watching the metal detectors at the front door because he wasn't qualified to be a jail guard told him something different. Guess who my dad went with? Hint: not the guy with a law degree and years of experience.
Agree to a point. Some supposed experts may need to clarify their intentions and thoughts more clearly and that sometimes their thoughts aren't to believed as gospel or actual truth? There can be differences in this country as far as to beliefs, meanings and realities too. What is said isn't always the reality of whatever sometimes?
Many things some people are lead to believe and by some so called experts believed to be true are in fact based on only theory and fallacies. What does that lead to or what may it lead to? Some fallacies misrepresented are by supposed experts in many fields including architecture, science and other fields.
Some ideas are proclaimed as being theory or unproven thoughts. Some ideas are not. That the fact of theory should be explained more thoroughly as being only thoughts and not as based in actuality? - As just a guesstimate, not real or authority?
For example: Ancient statues and buildings were rarely plain. Most more indepth information discovered later on by paint pigmentation testing of the structures showed them to be ornately decorated and displayed, most to all statues were lifelike in color as well as form. Yet later on, many other experts wanting to display their skill, intelligence, strength, justice or other attributes displayed and built plain stone architecture and statuary? Effects, results? - Not sure where to start, stop or going? Guessing maybe the White House and other DC buildings should be painted to more represent truths they're supposedly based on to represent? Maybe, maybe not? So, what's based on experts and truth? Truth or sometimes not, experts are usually considered to be commingled as the truth, the same as fact to be believed in? Guess not sometimes? Where does that lead us to? Just speculation or something more concrete?
Something else to contemplate on supposed experts? People, beliefs and things can evolve over time through discovery, does that mean "experts" should be completely absolved of their poor past actions? Sure or not too sure? As far as all doctors being experts? Inept doctors in some other countries have had their hands removed because of their beliefs and mistakes. If that was current practice in this country, am thinking there may be many more experts in healthcare here with artificial devices instead of hands? Yes, know of some other remedies such as revocation and some other penalties. But, sometimes there's no remedy to undo the damage done by those individuals, unless the falsely accused are somehow but never enough justly compensated, the dead and dying are miraculously cured and resurrected?
people and places may have odd results?
WWW, World Wide Wrestling? - When was the 1st time all people of the world competed?
Mr. or Ms. Universe? - Has anyone ever seen someone not native to this planet compete?
Fallacy of Washington chopping down a cherry tree and admitting truth to father to promote honesty - is a lie?
Those are examples of lighter sided, sometimes less serious examples of common distortions many consider to be truths. True experts, if there are any, should clarify fact and theory more thoroughly as being one or the other.
More serious examples?
The world is flat until known to be otherwise had many serious complications on peoples lives, actions and beliefs because of some supposed experts? Some people were persecuted, tortured and killed because they believed advice of supposed experts of the Earth as being flat or not. ....Experts there? Did it matter?
Spanish Inquisition, Spain and Catholicism dealt a similar blow and was initiated by? - Experts of different fields?
Middle East Conflict? - Solutions? Has been going on historically for thousands of years? - Peace by various experts?
Professional athletes, Olympics, supposed experts in their field? - Did arrival and tragedy of Jim Thorpe prove otherwise?
Supposed justice by experts? - How much is based on actual justice, acting ability, pace, finance, malice or revenge?
Fortunately and unfortunately, there are exceptions.
Some people may be more well versed in something or another, but always better in all cases? In all judgements, even in and outside of their realm? Likely not often enough from too many past, present history and in many current observations. Buy a product just because an expert actor or expert whatever endorses it? Maybe, maybe not?
Titles of supposed experts and professionals mean little to nothing, but letters and words unless backed up by good solid provable actions and deeds. Whether good or bad, those experts effects are shown in reflections of any society? Is society better or worse because of them? Where and why? Conditions of society and backyards are sometimes the same? - Look at some conditions of major cities now? Are those the effects of experts - in what field?
Sometimes, the real unproclaimed experts and truth in the room are the children? IE: Sometimes, those simple children are considered the citizens, peons and subjects too? There's another old saying that sometimes holds many truths...."Out of the mouths of babes"
- the "children"
that sometimes say and show things more clearly without all the biases, BS, trickery and bureaucracy? Did TV's Sgt. Schultz of "Hogan's Heroes"
have it right all along?