In scientific journals it is common practice that, whenever a doctor or scientist, instead of presenting the results of an experiment, puts forth a point of view, a counter to the argument is printed at a subsequent time. This back and forth may continue for a few times, depending on the editor.
Issues & Insights is, of course, not a publication exclusively of scientific findings, although it has in the past presented articles by professionals in the health and scientific fields. One such is a recent article by Dr. Henry Miller, which I would like to counter herein.
In it, Dr. Miller puts forth a blistering, insulting attack on Florida’s African-American Surgeon General. The basis for the attack is that (a) Dr. Joseph Lapado criticized the safety of the covid “vaccines” (b) he recommends against getting the latest covid boosters for people under the age of 65, which contradicts the CDC which wants children as young as 6 months to be injected and (c) Lapado disagrees with the CDC, to which everyone must obey without question.
First of all, vital information is being left out in Dr. Miller’s article regarding the “vaccines,” namely (a) that they did not go through the usual, mandatory, series of trials because of the hyperpanic that ensued in the first months when it was predicted that covid 19 would kill millions and millions of people, a panic to which many people became addicted to (referred by Bill Maher as “pandemic porn”) (b) as I never get tired of repeating, the covid injections are NOT true vaccines in that they do not contain inert pathogens as is usually the case, but involve a novel treatment using mRNA. Many well-educated persons are aware of these facts, hence their resistance to submit without question. A few may even remember the tragedies of thalidomide and cisapride (Propulsid).
Recently. Dr. Lapado has come out stating that the new boosters have had no clinical trials prior to putting them out in the market, yet they are being promoted.
Second, it is perfectly normal and acceptable for physicians and scientists to give opposing opinions to matters within their purview. It is called science. It is called second opinion. This is elementary. If it cannot be questioned, then it is not science, it is propaganda. Only with the covid hysteria (and of course, the transgender cult) has this basic pillar of scientific procedure been attacked and demonized.
There are certain individuals in society (present company exempted) who, on certain topics like covid, scream out “The Science is settled!” The implication being that no further discussion should take place or be allowed. For one thing, such a battle cry goes against the very essence of science. Science always questions, always doubts, always reexamines. For another, such an outlook is totalitarian in nature.
Third, Dr. Lapado is not alone in his position, he is not some isolated crank with these ideas. Far from it. Let’s start with the Great Barrington Declaration by Drs. Martin Kulldorff, Sunetra Gupta, and Jay Bhattacharya, which would ultimately be endorsed by hundreds of thousands of scientists. Almost immediately upon its publication it came under attack by what I call the media hivemind and the Covidians, primarily through insults, stating that giving their professional opinion was arrogant, that it was a manifesto of death, as well as equating the public health scientists with climate deniers, flat earthers, Q-Anon, and Creationists. It has been my observation that when leftists have no counterarguments, they usually bury the offender with a cascade of abuse. And, of course, censorship.
There are many other dissidents. Some went public and, naturally, came under attack. Among others, the most visible have been Drs. Scott Atlas, Peter McCullough, and Robert Malone, but there have been dozens and dozens of physicians/scientists who have also been relegated to the role of Cassandra. In addition, practitioners quietly saved patients’ lives by prescribing medication that had been forbidden by both the media hivemind and the CDC for no medical reason, or refused to administer the toxic injections which by then had become obvious were dangerous.
As a result of their integrity, they were demonized, fired from their jobs, and some even had their licenses revoked. Simply for giving their professional opinion on the transmissibility and mortality of the virus, and the efficacy of the faux-vaccines. I have documented some of these brave physicians/scientists who were targeted and why. The same applies to conscientious nurses.
An undercover operation recorded persons working in a pharmaceutical company saying that children do not need vaccines and should not get it. As usual, this was ignored by the propaganda outlets. John Soriano was an executive at a pharmaceutical company who resigned in protest for coercing its employees to take the vaccine (he did so willingly), thereby personally forfeiting millions of dollars, “because I cannot support such an immoral, anti-science show of force.” His narrative is well worth a read.
This article was written by Armando Simón from the Brownstone Institute