One of the doctors who argued for mandatory vaccinations recently in a USA Today op/ed is being bankrolled by Big Pharma, creating a massive conflict of interest for the self-professed medical expert.
Dr. Michael Lederman co-wrote the op/ed titled, “Defeat COVID-19 by requiring vaccination for all. It’s not un-American, it’s patriotic,” which was published by the USA Today on Thursday.
“Broad induction of immunity in the population by immunization will be necessary to end this pandemic. In simple terms, a refusal to be vaccinated threatens the lives of others,” the doctors wrote, arguing that those who refuse to comply with vaccine mandates must be punished under the law.
The doctors also called for an end to the 4th Amendment of the Constitution by proposing an invasive federal vaccine tracking database: “A registry of immunization will be needed with names entered after immunization is completed… Thus, immunized persons will need to receive expiration date-stamped certification cards, which should be issued to all who are immunized in the country, whether here legally or not.”
Dr. Lederman’s ties with Big Pharma go back many years, as he has soaked up millions from pharmaceutical corporations to fund his medical research. He received $2.5 in grant money from Gilead Sciences in 2017 to study AIDS and HIV treatments. Back in 2014, Dr. Lederman and his fellow Case Western researchers received $12.7 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) headed by Dr. Anthony Fauci for other AIDS/HIV trials.
Right now, the NIAID is doing everything they can to get Big Pharma giants to produce a COVID-19 vaccine for mass distribution, even if it means skirting normal testing protocol. The NIAID has been performing relentless public relations for the pharmaceutical giant Moderna, a firm that stands to make billions from a mandatory vaccination regime.
The NIAID is under the jurisdiction of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which has served as a particularly egregious example of the corrupt revolving door between the public and private sector. NIH researcher Gary Nabel left his influential role with the federal government to become chief scientific officer at pharmaceutical giant Sanofi in 2012. He boasted about how he took the corporate role to facilitate more collusion between a monolithic industry and the public officials tasked with regulating it.
“I’ll do whatever I can to build bridges to the external, NIH-funded world,” Nabel said. “It’s a different model than what they’ve done in the past.”
One of Dr. Lederman’s co-conspirators also has deep ties to the Washington D.C. medical swamp as well. Co-author Maxwell J. Mehlman, Director of the Case Western Law Medicine Center, received a six-figure NIH grant just last year to perform analysis on genetic testing. The other co-author, Dr. Stuart Youngner, is conducting mad science centered around reanimating brain tissue in dead pigs.
With medical ethics “experts” calling for basic human rights to be extinguished and forcing shots into people, it becomes clear that Big Pharma’s profit-driven agenda is driving the response to COVID-19.
As Trump Leaves Office, Media Cites Ineffectiveness of Lockdowns and Democratic Leaders Display Eagerness to Reopen
Right on cue.
With President Donald Trump’s impending exit from the White House, many are starting to perceive pivots from Democratic leaders and the mainstream media on the ineffectiveness of lockdowns and the reopening of society.
For example, Newsweek ran an article Thursday titled “COVID Lockdowns May Have No Clear Benefit vs Other Voluntary Measures, International Study Shows.” The study, published in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation, found through a mathematical model that there was “no clear, significant beneficial effect of [more restrictive measures] on [COVID-19] case growth in any country.”
This is just one study, of course, so it may not reflect objective reality any more than one study which concludes that lockdowns saved “millions of lives.” But after getting bombarded with messages from the media that lockdowns were necessary—with the opposite message found only on explicitly conservative outlets like Big League Politics—it may seem too coincidental to see such a story while the changing of the presidential guard takes place.
Not only that, it also comes at a time when some Democratic leaders appear to be chomping at the bit to reopen restaurants, bars, and schools—after several months of harsh insistence that they all must stay closed in the name of “safety” and “public health.”
On Monday, for example, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York called for the reopening of the state’s economy “smartly and safely.”
“We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass. The cost is too high. We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the economy, but we must do it smartly and safely,” Cuomo tweeted.
We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass. The cost is too high. We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the economy, but we must do it smartly and safely.#SOTS2021
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) January 11, 2021
Mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot put out a similar call on Thursday, saying that bars and restaurants need to reopen “as quickly as possible” because it will help those businesses survive and reduce the number of large private parties and gatherings.
And incoming president Joe Biden recently pitched a $175 billion plan to return children to school, $130 billion of which would be for public elementary, middle, and high schools, the other $35 billion for colleges and universities. Many teachers unions stubbornly refused to return to in-person classes for the longest time, but now that Biden has come out in support of in-person classes, don’t be surprised to see them suddenly change their tune.
The left is so predictable, isn’t it?
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