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I Published Another Op-Ed on FoxNews.com: "3 Commitments Biden's CDC Pick Must Make To Restore The Agency's Credibility"
I "gave some guidance" to Dr. Mandy Cohen, former secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services on how the CDC could clean up its act. Not gonna happen, but still.
By now, my subscribers have witnessed the transformation of my perspective on both government and its health care agencies. Many have followed my journey of discovery after I became expert on numerous aspects of Covid science (using a wide array of data sources) and found that it was completely divorced from government and health agency policies.
I came to the conclusion that the agencies (and really the government in its entirety) is fully captured by corporations. This was a shocking discovery to me, mostly given its scope and scale (but not to many of my subscribers who had been “awakened” to this fact long before I had). So, understand that in this Op-Ed, I literally try to pretend that these agencies have population health as their primary consideration but have been somehow incompetent and thus need better guidance.
I actually don’t believe that at all obviously, but that is not a message that can get published in major media in our present era. So, instead, I pretend” that my guidance is something they should follow (which they won’t) but the intent of these Op-Ed’s is not that. Instead, what I am trying to do is to get more of our population to understand just how discordant our government and its health agencies are from pragmatic approaches to protecting our population health.
In this era of brazen corporate controlled media (CCM) propaganda and censorship, we have to bring the population’s awareness along slowly, mostly because you can’t get “real truth” published there. It’s kind of weird because I feel like I am lying in these Op-Ed’s by “pretending” that what I say will translate into correct action or policy. It won’t. Or that the “mistakes” made during Covid (they weren’t mistakes) can somehow by remedied by a captured government. It can’t.
But I still try to navigate the truth out there, walking a tightrope through that sea of censorship and propaganda. Not sure how successful my approaches are but I feel like I have to try whatever way I can in our current media environment to get more and more people to keep asking questions and keep assessing why and how the agencies have failed and are failing. Because people are increasingly diseased and dying as a consequence of their actions. If my tactics are successful, then maybe the wider population can get to the truth of the matter which is that we are in a state of complete regulatory capture and that we have to go elsewhere for health guidance.
One example of a source of un-conflicted, transparent, pragmatic guidance is.,. wait for it.. the FLCCC. That is where my partner, Professor Paul Marik, has been on an absolute warpath of late amassing sound, credible evidence-based guidance on pragmatic approaches to protecting against and treating numerous disease conditions beyond Covid.
Please behold his work on 1) Eating Well, 2) Insulin Resistance, Metabolic Syndrome, and Type II Diabetes (the proximate cause of well, almost everything the U.S population suffers from,) and 3) his most recent opus of scientific research called “The Role of Repurposed Drugs and Metabolic Interventions in Treating Cancer.” You don’t know what you don’t know.
Anyway, back to my Op-Ed:
Among the litany of reasons that President Joe Biden’s approval rating stands at a dreary 31% is his failure to deliver on the promise of a return to normal after COVID.
The candidate who ran on unity drove the country further apart with decisions based on bad science. Biden’s failings are fueling the surprising strength of Robert Kennedy, Jr., who enjoys the support of 16% of Democratic primary voters in a recent FOX News poll.
With Dr. Rochelle Walensky leaving her perch atop the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the end of June, Biden’s pick to replace her is another step in the wrong direction.
Dr. Mandy Cohen, secretary of the state Department of Health and Human Services, speaks during a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic in Raleigh, North Carolina, May 26, 2020. (Ethan Hyman/Raleigh News & Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
As the secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services during COVID, Mandy Cohen marched in lockstep with Dr. Anthony Fauci through the pandemic. She even sported a mask featuring his image.
Her policies subjected North Carolinians to harsh restrictions that disrupted everyday life without any demonstrated benefit. What’s worse, she doesn’t regret any of it, recalling with glee how she joked with friends about enforcing mass shutdowns.
The fallout from these policies were no laughing matter. Many people were devastated financially and emotionally. Depression and anxiety in children doubled, and concerns about mental health skyrocketed.
Against this backdrop, Cohen’s critics have every reason to be skeptical about her ability to chart a new course. Since her appointment is not subject to Senate approval, here are three commitments Cohen should make to restore the CDC’s credibility.
First, submit to a full congressional investigation of pandemic decision-making. Since the 118th Congress took power in January, the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability has made great strides shedding light on fraud and waste in federal pandemic spending. Even as the recent compromise on the debt ceiling clawed back $27 billion in COVID-era federal funding to federal agencies, the committee’s oversight work must continue into other arenas.
From confusing medical guidance to misrepresenting data to embarrassing communication errors (remember the suggestion to play basketball online with friends?), the CDC’s failings during the pandemic are well-documented. These actions have damaged the once sterling reputation of the agency. Cohen should commit to safeguards that ensure they can never be repeated.
CDC Director Robert Redfield speaks during a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill on Sept. 16, 2020. (Andrew Harnik/AP Photo/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Second, Cohen should decry the politicization of agency recommendations. Many of my fellow Democrats were quick to accuse the CDC director under President Trump, Dr. Robert Redfield, for allowing politics to influence mitigation measures. They were correct then, and it’s a principle that must be fought for, regardless of which party is in the White House.
To operate effectively, the CDC must follow the data – not political whims. A good place to start is allowing an independent review of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), the CDC's in-house think tank. During the pandemic, MMWR cherry-picked data about masks and vaccines to make the case for their effectiveness. Three years later, a powerful combination of academic studies, data and common sense indicate that promises about masks and vaccines were oversold and underdelivered.
The CDC’s vaccine injury monitoring efforts must be strengthened and made more transparent, too. The agency effectively ignored data about vaccine-related injuries that people and health care providers reported through its Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) and v-safe. A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request revealed that 7.7% of people receiving the experimental COVID vaccine reported requiring medical care – an astonishing statistic of which few are fully aware.
Finally, Cohen must demonstrate a commitment to medical freedom. It’s easy to look back and marvel at bad decisions made during the fog of COVID. But at the time, those who raised concerns were treated as pariahs and shunned from society. California even tried to deny doctors their livelihood for spreading "misinformation."
The role of CDC is not to police and shame people who don't follow agency recommendations. It's to give people practical guideposts for health care concerns based on comprehensive and transparent scientific data, and then trust them to make decisions for themselves. The one-size-fits-all approach simply does not work.
Voters will render judgment on Biden’s handling of the pandemic next November, or maybe even sooner. A USA Today/Suffolk University poll shows 80% of Democrats wish to see Biden engage Kennedy in a debate. To truly turn the page, the next head of the CDC must break from the mistakes of the past. Let’s hope Cohen seizes the opportunity.
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Pierre Kory, M.D., is president and chief medical officer of the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance.
P.S I just want to say thanks to all my subscribers, especially the paid ones! Your support is greatly appreciated as it allows me to devote what is often large amount of time I spend researching and writing my posts, so again, thanks. - Pierre
P.P.S. My book called “The War on Ivermectin” was published this month and the reviews are literally beyond my wildest dreams. Big shout out to my co-writer Jenna McCarthy who helped make it tight, fast-paced, and un-put-downable (says the reviews, not me :). If any of you have read it and liked it.. please leave a review if so inclined. Link to book below: