Medical Gaslighting

What to make of the latest CDC changes and Dr. Fauci’s resignation? In a world where language is being re-imagined and redefined for political purposes in every conceivable realm, through COVID-19, the medical world has not only not been immune – it has become freedom’s chief focal point.

The 1944 film “Gaslight” tells the story of a man who manipulates his wife to such an extent she doubts her own sanity. Since then, the term “gaslighting” has been widely used to describe any form of emotional abuse that makes someone question their own grasp of reality. “Medical Gaslighting” is a new term true medical professionals are beginning to use to describe a physician’s inability and failure to explain the cause of their patient’s injury – but are certain it is not due to a vaccine when the patient is seeking medical care for their vaccine injuries.

This lack of clinical honesty is why patients have lost trust in the healthcare and hospital providers and public health agencies.

Medical freedom fighters like Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), in a recent interview on the Highwire, calls on doctors who have medically gaslighted their patients and denied vaccine injuries, disabilities, and deaths, to come clean, recognize their mistakes, and get back to fulfilling their Hippocratic Oath and duty to treat. Wouldn’t that be refreshing!

No one is more guilty of medical gaslighting than Dr. Anthony Fauci. His recent resignation (still several months from going into effect) comes at a time where the public has rightly lost complete faith in our public health institutions – especially the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of which Fauci has been the Director since 1984. In his statement dated August 22, 2022, Fauci touted his “enormous privilege of serving under and advising seven Presidents of the United States…on newly emerging and re-emerging infectious disease threats including…most recently the COVID-19 pandemic.” He goes on to say how “I am particularly proud to have served as the Chief Medical Advisor to President Joe Biden since the very first day of his administration.”

If this isn’t the epitome of medical gaslighting, I don’t know what is. We must never forget Fauci’s egregious use of public funding for his “gain-of-function” research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology evidenced through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) response, where it was shown that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under the direction of Fauci, issued a “bat coronavirus grant” to a group called the EcoHealth Alliance for “$3.1 million, including $599,000 that the Wuhan Institute of Virology used in part to identify and alter bat coronaviruses likely to infect humans.”

This medical gaslighting will not go unpunished. In a tweet released by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), in response to Fauci’s resignation, Paul states that “Fauci’s resignation will not prevent a full-throated investigation into the origins of the pandemic. He will be asked to testify under oath regarding any discussions he participated in concerning the lab leak.” Paul also promises to carry on with his investigations into the doctor’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and allegations that he “funneled tax dollars to fund dangerous research in communist China.” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is demanding that the NIH retain documents connected to Dr. Anthony Fauci. It’s heartening to see Sen. Paul ratchet up long standing attempts to hold him accountable.

The NIH and NIAID are not alone when it comes to the loss of public trust. The CDC has drawn criticism during the pandemic for changes to guidance on masking and for recommendations on how long to isolate after testing positive for the virus. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky has continued to medically gaslight and confuse the pubic with her CDC polices and messaging.

While some public-health “experts” have defended the CDC’s efforts to keep up, let’s just call it what it is – incompetency, medical gaslighting, or both.

Thankfully, some physician organizations are boldly calling out their own profession’s “medical gaslighting” and backing their words up with action.

In the Arizona Legislature I’ve been fighting for truth and medical freedom, as well – and, despite our slim majority, made remarkable progress. You’ve heard how we ended government-mandated Covid-19 vaccines without parental consent this year.  Here are two other important protections…and check my record page for more.

There is much more to do, but I am heartened by the outcome of the August primary and the prospect of electing more medical freedom-minded fighters and increasing our majority in November.  Along with a freedom-minded Republican Governor, government’s role in health care could see a major shift towards respecting, rather than controlling, the practice of medicine.

Keep the faith! The truth is beginning to see the light of day. Just this week, FOX News commentator, Dan Bongino, revealed he was pushed into taking the COVID-19 vaccine by his physician and FOX News. He admitted it was “the biggest mistake of my life” as the vaccine did not protect Bongino from contracting COVID twice.

And – ICYM how we are also winning on some of the big fights nationally…

Protecting your most basic freedoms will remain my focus in the next session and I’ll keep you updated on what I plan to tackle next!

For freedom,

Nancy Barto