Far too many malicious people run government agencies. No one who cares about actual human beings can say, anymore, that we should "trust the government". People who at this point say the government has been trustworthy are either fools or tools.

Fauci’s War on Science: The Smoking Gun ⋆ Brownstone Institute
This war on dissent is not only a scandal of our times. The lockdowns and now the mandates have fundamentally transformed society and its relationship to government, technology, media, and much more. The emergency continues.