By Megan Redshaw
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Top doctors and scientists at the leading U.S. public health agencies are “frustrated, exasperated and alarmed” about the direction of the agencies they work for, according to the authors of a Substack post published last week. online news
They’re also embarrassed — about “bad science.” And many are leaving.
“It’s like a horror movie I’m being forced to watch and I can’t close my eyes,” said one senior official with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). “People are getting bad advice and we can’t say anything.”
The comment was one of many culled from calls and text messages between officials and the article’s co-authors, Marty Makary M.D., M.P.H., and Tracy Beth Høeg M.D., Ph.D.
Makary and Høeg said the officials who spoke to them agreed to be quoted — but only anonymously, for fear of professional repercussions.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are plagued with “low morale” and “high turnover,” officials told Makary and Høeg.
“At the NIH, doctors and scientists complain to us about low morale and lower staffing: The NIH’s Vaccine Research Center has had many of its senior scientists leave over the last year, including the director, deputy director and chief medical officer,” they wrote.
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According to Statista’s numbers, when cross-referenced to vaccine participation rates published at Our World in Data, the number of virus cases has continued to increase in countries with high rates of vaccine participation.
For example, as of August 9, 2021, when Iceland’s vaccine participation rate was over 80%, that country had recorded 8,793 virus cases.
However, as of July 15, 2022, when Iceland’s vaccine participation rate was 81%, Iceland had recorded 198,721.
In contrast, when, in February 2021, Iceland’s vaccine participation rate was only 5%, the number of new virus cases was approaching zero, according to Our World in Data.
Another aspect of concerns expressed by a number of scientists has been that of the number of adverse events following injections.
Thus far, since December 2020, VAERS and the European Medicines Agency reported over 6 million injuries and over 76,000 deaths following injections.
The late Dr. Luc Montagnier, a Nobel prize-winning virologist, maintained that the mRNA vaccine was causing auto-immune reactions and damage to organs.
Whereas advocates of the vaccine have said that the injected material stays at the site of injections, Dr. Montagnier found that spike proteins were traveling to organs.
Dr Byram Bridle of the University of Guelph in Ontario came to similar conclusions.
He based his findings on biodistribution reports he had obtained from Pfizer of Japan.
For the most part, in the US, vaccine makers have legal immunity.
In the year 2021 alone and from sales of the mRNA vaccine alone, Pfizer earned over $33 billion.