The opinions of real scientists banned!
They’re coming for you next: Even as Martin Kulldorff, a Harvard medical professor and one of the world’s foremost experts on vaccines, has been repeatedly censored by Twitter and LinkedIn, he has been banned and punished by the CDC for daring to publicly dissent from its government lockdown and mask and vaccine mandate policies.
First, I think it important to know who Martin Kulldorff is. This article provides a succinct resume of his qualifications:
Dr. Martin Kulldorff is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a biostatistician and epidemiologist at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He helped develop the CDC’s current system for monitoring potential vaccine risks.
Then there is this opinion by one of his collegues:
Kulldorff is a “world-class” vaccine safety “superstar,” said Jeffrey Brown, a Harvard Medical School colleague specializing in drug and vaccine safety research. “His qualifications are spectacular,” Brown said of Kulldorff. “He’s an international expert in vaccine safety. No one on earth would question whether he’s qualified. … He’s a pioneer.”
And yet, he has now become a pariah on social media as well as at the CDC, all of whom are apparently no longer interested in a robust and honest discussion about COVID.
First Twitter in March began censoring Kulldorff for stating the government was wrong to demand that everyone be vaccinated. Kulldorff had tweeted the following:
Thinking that everyone must be vaccinated is as scientifically flawed as thinking that nobody should. COVID vaccines are important for older high-risk people, and their care-takers. Those with prior natural infection do not need it. Nor children.
The medical experts at Twitter — though trained as computer programmers — immediately blocked anyone from liking the tweet, and slapped this warning on it: “This Tweet is misleading.” I am so glad we have them to provide us our medical advice.
Then the CDC in April removed Kulldorff as a member of its vaccine safety advisory committee because it did not like the policy recommendations he had put forth in public, even though four days later the federal agency adopted those exact same recommendations.
Next, Twitter upped its blackballing effort by suspending Kulldorff for a month for daring to question the lockdown and mask mandates of governments.
Finally, LinkedIn last week took down two of Kulldoff’s posts, one linking to a long interview he did on COVID and what should and should not be done, and the second linking to statements by Iceland’s chief epidemiologist that stated:
… the only way Iceland can finally control Covid will be to allow exposure among the non-vulnerable thus building up herd immunity. Eradication is not an option, explained the scientist in comments covered widely in the press.
I think this Kulldorff quote best sums up the behavior of all these thugs:
“Twitter does not allow vaccine scientists to freely discuss vaccines.”
One of the reasons Kulldorff is likely under attack is because he is also one of the leading authors of the Great Barrington Declaration [also available here a pdf], which strongly disagrees with the policies of lockdowns, mandates, and the other totalitarian actions taken by governments in the past year, and instead calls for the more traditional (and successful) “focused” approach for dealing with epidemics and diseases: Protect the vulnerable (the old and sick) from the disease while letting everyone else (the young and healthy) live normal lives and thus get infected quickly, become immune, and thus squelch off the virus.
As the declaration concludes:
Adopting measures to protect the vulnerable should be the central aim of public health responses to COVID-19. By way of example, nursing homes should use staff with acquired immunity and perform frequent testing of other staff and all visitors. Staff rotation should be minimized. Retired people living at home should have groceries and other essentials delivered to their home. When possible, they should meet family members outside rather than inside. A comprehensive and detailed list of measures, including approaches to multi-generational households, can be implemented, and is well within the scope and capability of public health professionals.
Those who are not vulnerable should immediately be allowed to resume life as normal. Simple hygiene measures, such as hand washing and staying home when sick should be practiced by everyone to reduce the herd immunity threshold. Schools and universities should be open for in-person teaching. Extracurricular activities, such as sports, should be resumed. Young low-risk adults should work normally, rather than from home. Restaurants and other businesses should open. Arts, music, sport and other cultural activities should resume. People who are more at risk may participate if they wish, while society as a whole enjoys the protection conferred upon the vulnerable by those who have built up herd immunity.
Such a policy has worked repeatedly for previous epidemics of new respiratory illness. It also recognizes that such diseases cannot be eradicated like smallpox or polio, as these flulike diseases mutate and evolve too quickly, producing new strains on a yearly basis. All you can do is manage its arrival so that the most vulnerable are protected and the general population overcomes the disease as quickly as possible.
However, such a policy would not allow health officials and politicians to become more powerful. Better to squelch freedom and destroy lives, even if it does less than nothing to stop the spread of the disease.
And so, one of the world’s experts on vaccines and diseases is now blacklisted and blackballed, banned from participating in the decision-making process of our government. The dark age has arrived.