Maher urged that we “focus on helping the vulnerable stay safe and let the rest of us get back to living normal lives.”
Maher referenced the numerous European countries that have loosened or ended their pandemic restrictions.
He called the pandemic limitations that have been put on kids – who have a very high COVID-19 survivor rate – “unnecessary and horrible.”
“There’s always going to be another variant,” he stated.
Maher said he is skeptical of the medical establishment because he has seen how it handled the AIDS endemic, and how there was fearmongering that the virus would kill millions.
Maher cited a recent study out of Johns Hopkins University that found lockdowns “had little to no effect on COVID-19 mortality” but “imposed enormous economic and social costs.” He mocked, “Okay, that’s kind of a big one to get wrong.”
“Last July, President Biden said, ‘You’re not going to get COVID if you have these vaccinations.’ Well, I already knew that was wrong then, and now we all do,” Maher said of the president’s remarks which have been fact-checked and found to be “exaggerated.”
“The former Director of the CDC, Robert Redfield, believes COVID originated in a lab, and now our intelligence agencies agree, it might have,” the HBO host continued. “But for months on social media, it was banned to even discuss it.”
“Look, I’m not saying the medical establishment isn’t trying to figure s**t out, or that they’re corrupt — although there is some of that,” Maher said.
“But how about just wrong? Wrong a lot. Wrong about HIV, wrong about lockdowns, wrong about kids, wrong about how you couldn’t get it if you were vaccinated,” he continued.
Maher said there is no research that outdoor transmission is likely or common, then lampooned California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti for flouting COVID-19 rules at the NFC Championship Game at SoFi Stadium.
Maher listed things that the science has changed completely over time.