I listened to the whole presentation, and it is fairly reasonable, he has a grasp of the topic, and touched on the important issues. It is likely that half to 2/3s of deaths were with covid rather than of covid.
But on misinformation, the CDC has been posting it since the beginning of the pandemic.
Read this short article on masks: Were masks a waste of time? in Unheard.com by Geoff Shullenberger, Feb 7, 2022.
He shows that masks had been shown to be ineffective way before covid. Here is one quote:
A document published by the World Health Organization in 2019 framed the results of these studies (on the effectiveness of masks in viral illnesses) in no uncertain terms: “there was no evidence that face masks are effective in reducing transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza”. It’s unsurprising, then, that when the CDC briefed reporters on the pandemic in February of 2020, masking was not even mentioned among the NPIs that might be deployed. The UK government, too, stated early in 2020 that there was no evidence to support masking.
After the CDC and other agencies revised their guidance in April 2020, Dr. Anthony Fauci, by then a staunch advocate of masks, claimed that he and other officials had discouraged the public from obtaining masks to ensure there were adequate supplies for health care workers. Ever since, promoters of masking have cited Fauci’s “noble lie” to account for the abrupt reversal of prior guidance. But as Miller notes, it was not just during the early months of the pandemic that officials said masks were ineffective. They had said so for years, and Fauci had advised against masks not just in public statements but in private emails in early 2020. (end quote)
If the CDC, for its own reasons, was not giving us the truth, who are we to trust? McCullough and Malone were not even the worst misinformation passers. The recent Hopkins study showing that lock-downs were ineffective is another evidence that we were fed wrong information by those in leadership positions.
The most difficult problem with this topic has been the moral outrage against those that did not agree with masking etc. Our churches were divided by this. Those favoring masks condemned the dissenters as utterly immoral. It was hard to take. I have been called here an “Enemy of Souls” because I have not gone along with the party line. Perhaps a bit less judging is in order.